Every year, 8.6 million Americans suffer from sports-related injuries. Some are professional athletes. Some are weekend warriors. All are affected negatively by their injuries. At Mattalino Orthopaedics, we are proud to offer stem cell therapy to help people in Scottsdale suffering from sports injuries.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells which reproduce through cell division. Scientists used to think that stem cells could only self-replicate and create similar types of cells. For example, researchers believed that stem cells from blood or bone marrow could create only blood cells. It is now known, however, that adult bone marrow stem cells can create other cells.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
So, what exactly is stem cell therapy? Stem cell therapy, also referred to as regenerative medicine, encourages the repair of injured, dysfunctional, or diseased tissue using stem cells. Stem cells can be extracted from fat deposits or bone marrow. Autologous transfer refers to stem cells being extracted from your own body rather than being engineered in a lab. When injected into the injured area, the stem cells begin to heal the damaged area and enhance your quality of living.
Who Should Consider Stem Cell Therapy?
Athletes and other active adults in Scottsdale who are injured through chronic overuse or acute trauma should consider stem cell therapy. It is an effective treatment method for injured cartilage, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
You should consider stem cell therapy if you are suffering from a debilitating injury, such as tendonitis (like golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis, or patellar tendonitis), severe joint pain caused by inflammation following an acute injury, muscle strains caused by acute trauma, or muscle strains caused by chronic over-use.
Stem cell therapy is incredibly safe and effective because the stem cells come from your own body. This means that when injected, your body will not reject the therapy. Furthermore, you should consider stem cell therapy if you are suffering from extensive damage to your body.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You don’t have to let an injury or illness decrease your quality of life. For more information on stem cell therapy, talk to the friendly professionals at Mattalino Orthopaedics. Our office is located in Tempe, and we happily serve patients in Scottsdale and surrounding areas. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!