Intra-articular injection in the knee of adipose derived stromal cells (stromal vascular fraction) and platelet rich plasma for osteoarthritis
Full Text, 2017 (Jun. 19); Bansal, et. al.
Dr. Bunyak notes this text from the conclusion, “SVF combined with PRP has a great potential as a therapeutic agent in regenerative medicine especially in orthopedic conditions. The high numbers of MSCs in SVF make it a suitable source for cellular medicine. Preliminary studies suggest that it is a safe and effective method for treating osteoarthritis. Both qualitative and quantitative measurements showed statistically significant improvements during the follow up period of 2 years.”
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Mesenchymal stem cell therapy deposits stem cells, growth factors (PRP/platelet lysate), and supportive cells locally at the site of damage or arthritis, or intravascularly for delivery to distant organs and nerves. Mesenchymal stem cells are known to differentiate into cartilage, bone, muscle, ligament, and nerve cells, control inﬂammation, and attract other stem cells and growth factors to the injured area.