Palm Beach Foot and Ankle is one of the few Foot and Ankle specialists in south Florida that provides Stem Cell Therapy and regenerative medicine as an option to help heal multiple lower extremity conditions.
Some of the conditions that may require surgical intervention or may take a long time to heal, can be significantly improved with stem cell therapy. (Contact our office today for consultation with one of our Regenerative Medicine physicians.)
WHAT ARE STEM CELLS?
Stem Cells are found in different Adult tissues. Most commonly they are found in Bone Marrow, Fat cells, and Blood. They are Undifferentiated / Unspecialized cells, meaning that they are “blank” and can be developed into another type of cell to repair or replace damaged tissue.
Basically, they act as our body’s repair system. As we age, research has shown that there is a decrease in the numbers and activity of these stem cells found in our body.
TYPES OF STEM CELL THERAPY:
Stem Cells can be obtained from different sources:
1. Bone Marrow – This requires a surgical procedure which involves drilling into the bone (typically the femur or iliac crest).
2. Adipose Tissue (Fat Cells) – Requires extraction by a surgical procedure/ liposuction.
3. Amniotic – Derived from the amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus and it is the most adaptable. It does not require the patient to undergo surgical procedure for harvesting.
These Stem Cells are very active and expand extensively. (Contact our office to schedule.)
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF STEM CELL THERAPY
Stem Cells can differentiate into and repair bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon, ligaments and skin and hard to heal wounds.
At Palm Beach Foot and Ankle, our expert physicians will carefully evaluate patients to determine whether advanced stem cell therapy is a good option for healing chronic and hard-to-heel wounds.
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