Stem Cell Treatment

Stem Cell Treatment for Arthritis, Degenerative Disease and Sports Injuries in Clearwater, St. Pete and Tampa

What type of Stem Cells are used ?

Stem cells exist within our body that have the ability to differentiate into various cell types thus allowing various repair Stem Cell Therapy Tampa Bayprocesses to occur in our body.  The type of stem cells utilized for regenerative treatments are known as mesenchymal stem cells and/or multi-potent stem cells commonly referred to as MSC.   MSC have the capability to differentiate into a wide range of specialized cells including bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, as well as nerve cells, liver cells and pancreatic cells.   Due to this, MSC are considered as the ideal therapeutic agent in regenerative medicine.  MSC can be obtained directly from a patient from bone marrow or fat.   Alternatively,  MSC are obtainable from live, healthy births through harvesting of  the a portion of the umbilical cord knows as Wharton’s Jelly.

Dr. Wall primarily utilizes umbilical cord stem cells (UC) as the most attractive source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) due to some of their unique advantages over other MSC sources.

These advantages of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells include

  • As these cells come from the umbilical cord of healthy live newborn births they have the highest vitality and ability to proliferate as they have not been subject to the DNA damage, oxidative stress, poor lifestyle choices and disease that can occur with aging.

  • There is no requirement for undergoing a procedure to procure the stem cells from your body tissue.

  • UC stem cells are obtained directly from a United States certified tissue bank that operates under vigorous standards for donation, testing, processing, storage and distribution of these stem cells.

Are there any times fat stem cells are preferred?

Dr. Wall’s own personal belief is that in procedures involving injection of stem cells directly into the spinal fluid,  fat derived stem cell have certain characteristics that provide advantages.   In such cases Dr Wall will discuss all options with the patient.

What conditions are stem cells treatments offered for?

Osteoarthritis of the

  • Hips

  • Knees

  • Shoulders

  • Spine

Degenerative spine disease including

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Facet joints

  • Sacroiliac Joint

Sports Injuries including

  • Tennis elbow

  • Shoulder rotator cuff and labral tears

  • ACL tears of the knee

  • Meniscus tears of the knee

  • Tendon partial tears and tendonitis

  • Ligament injuries

Podiatry

  • Plantar fasciitis

To learn more about stem cell treatments that we offer contact us today.