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Pros and Cons of Stem Cell Therapy

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

At ThriveMD, we believe that adult stem cells are powerful tools in the fight against age-related orthopedic disease, as well as many acute sports injuries. Because they have the unique ability to “transform” into specific types of tissue depending on how and when their assistance is initiated by the body and because they can also replicate again and again, replenishing their supply as needed, adult stem cells can be deliberately used by doctors to combat cellular deterioration. The process is simple enough: withdraw adult stem cells from a patient,  specifically ...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain: Expectations vs. Reality

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain

Stem cell therapy is one of the most well-known and high-profile forms of medical treatment. For decades, medical researchers have used stem cell therapy to treat a myriad of conditions. However, stem cell therapy is growing in popularity and accessibility. As a result, more and more people may wonder if stem cell therapy is right for them. Specifically, using stem cell therapy for back pain can be a viable option for individuals in certain circumstances. Here, we’ll take a closer look at stem cell therapy explain how the process actually ...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Labral Tears

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Hip

As one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints, the hip is uniquely designed to withstand an enormous amount of pressure while still providing stability and adequate range of motion. Adding to its strength are the muscles, tendons and ligaments that surround the hip, as well as a ring of cartilage called the hip labrum. The labrum, especially, has an important role in the hip’s “ball-and-socket” design, lining the hip’s two socket cavities in such a way that it creates suction with the head of the femur (the “ball”), holding each ...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Meniscus Tear

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Knee

A meniscus is a c-shaped piece of cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber between the lower leg bone (tibia) and the thigh bone (femur). There are two menisci in each knee, which, together, work to cushion the weight of our bodies as we move. Indeed, the support that meniscal tissue provides the knee joint is so vital that any trauma to or degenerative changes within a meniscus can prove catastrophic for the people experiencing it. Compounding the problem, many doctors elect to remove the meniscus in ...
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Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

Orthopedic stem cell therapy is a type of medical procedure used to treat various chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions. Specifically, the musculoskeletal system is comprised of the body’s bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and stem cell therapy for orthopedic problems strives to repair and even replace cells in these tissues that become damaged or diseased or have generally deteriorated in some other way using the power of stem cells. In contrast to many traditional solutions for bone and joint problems — such as rest, medication, physical strengthening and rehabilitation ...
Stem Cell Therapy Procedures: What, Why and How

Stem Cell Therapy Procedures: What, Why and How

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy Procedure, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

Stem cell therapy is a regenerative medicine technique that seeks to harness the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Most people are familiar with the term “bone marrow transplant,” which is one specific form of stem cell therapy. However, there are other types of stem cell therapies that aim to repair and even regenerate diseased, traumatized and/or genetically malformed tissue in other parts of the body, as well (i.e., not just in the blood). These are the types of stem cell therapy procedures we perform here at ThriveMD. Read on ...
Your Resource for Stem Cell Studies

Your Resource for Stem Cell Studies

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

Stem cell therapy is neither new nor unproven. On the contrary, stem cells have been used for multiple therapeutic purposes with great success for over 70 years. Not only are they used to treat cancer and blood-related diseases (an application of which most of us are familiar), they have been — and continue to be — rigorously studied and used in other treatments and for other purposes, as well. And while perhaps not as well-publicized as bone marrow transplants, these analyses and uses certainly have the potential to offer similar ...
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How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is not a new procedure. Doctors have been using it to improve and even save lives for over 70 years. The first documented use of stem cells occurred in the late 1950s when they were transferred to a patient as part of a bone marrow transplant. Today, stem cells are used to treat a variety of conditions, from cancer and genetic issues to autoimmune disorders, arthritis and more! To learn more about how stem cell therapy works, read on: Share this Post What ARE Stem Cells? Stem ...
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3 Stem Cell Therapy Benefits Over Traditional Surgery

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

It’s a new year. Maybe it’s time for a new YOU. If you’ve been dealing with orthopedic pain, know that there might be a nonsurgical option for you beyond physical therapy and/or medication: stem cell therapy.    Stem cell therapy isn’t a new procedure — physicians have been using it to treat and oftentimes cure a variety of conditions, from burned skin and eye issues to cancer. Indeed, ongoing research supports the efficacy of using stem cells to regenerate other types of tissues as well, such as bone, cartilage, tendons, ...

Stem Cell Therapy for Spine Injuries: Is This an Option for You

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain

Damage to the spine can be particularly debilitating. Not only does it weaken the body’s main structure of support, but it also frequently results in a substantial amount of pain for those who suffer with it, limiting mobility and often precipitating a host of other problems (such as muscle weakness, bladder and bowel dysfunction and nerve injury). Traditional treatments are usually time-consuming and/or invasive; however, there are other therapies now available. One of the most promising is stem cell therapy. Here’s what you need to know about stem cell therapy ...