Some events in life can change your habits, health, routine, and even future plans. One day, while you are doing housework, you feel a slight pain in your fingers, knees, or hips. Over time, this pain can become more bothersome and interfere with your daily activities, such as walking, typing on the computer, or exercising. This is the beginning of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis and Stem Cells
In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the joint begins to break down and the underlying bone begins to change. These changes usually occur slowly and worsen over time.
Osteoarthritis causes pain, stiffness, and inflammation. As a result, patients; quality of life is progressively impaired, and pain increases as the affected joints degenerate.
Traditional treatments for osteoarthritis are based on palliative measures that mainly focus on pain control, leading to consequences such as addiction and other factors.
Furthermore, in severe cases, these treatments become ineffective as joint degeneration progresses.
New technologies in the field of medicine have shifted the focus of osteoarthritis treatment from palliative to regenerative. In this regard, stem cells are the game-changing factor to achieve better outcomes for patients. These cells are derived from the blood and have significant biological effects in the areas of regeneration and the creation of new blood vessels. Their application, which is also recommended for muscle and bone injuries, reduces osteoarthritis pain and has a regenerative effect on affected cartilage.
This also prevents deformities, loss of mobility, and inflammation.
With this innovative treatment, the goal is to create comprehensive improvements in the patients quality of life, halting the progression of osteoarthritis and even regenerating affected cartilage in some cases.
It is important to consult a specialist who can administer this treatment and guide the patient through their recovery.