Stem Cell Therapy The Adult Essay

803 Words Jan 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
For stem cell therapy the adult stem cells are collected from the patient’s body, because the cell come from your own body the body will not reject the new tissue that is being formed; that’s one of the main reasons why this technique is very effective and safe. Adult stem cells are found throughout the body, especially in fat cells and the bone marrow. The stem cells are used with plasma full of platelets from the patients’ bloodstream. These tiny blood components are rich in growth factors that help the blood to clot during an injury. When you injure an area like a ligament or a muscle, they seep into the wound during the bleeding that normally occurs. They then set up a blood clot to stop the bleeding and start to release growth factors to the area to coordinate a repair response. These growth factors stimulate the stem cells to regenerate new tissue. This treatment can be used to regenerate articular cartilage and/or collagen in tendons and ligaments. Stem cells combined with platelets will create a very effective treatment for osteoarthritis, sports injuries, and spinal disorders So the stem cells are found in the bone marrow and are collected from the patients back or pelvis by using a needle another way is by collecting fat cells from the stomach. For this it has to be performed in an a hospital or doctor’s office with anesthesia the aspirate is then placed in a centrifuge that spins at a high enough speed that will separate the stem cells from…

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