Stem cells have become a huge topic of conversation in the medical world as of late. At The Michigan Center For Regenerative Medicine we want to help you understand that all stem cells are not created equally. In fact the FDA has recently started to crack down on regenerative medicine clinics that are using placental derived stem cells. At our clinic, we only use autologous stem cells which is a key distinction when you’re looking to find a reputable regenerative medicine clinic.
What Are The Differences Between Placental Derived Stem Cells And Autologous Stem Cells?
Placental stem cells are derived from a newborn’s placental blood or tissue whereas autologous stem cells are cells which are harvested from your own body and then reinjected in areas where you are experiencing pain or limited mobility. Additionally placental stem cells are dead cells and studies have shown they will have minimal to no effect on regenerative orthopedics procedures. Autologous stem cells, on the other hand, have a variety of different applications in the medical world, which is why our team at MCRM works so hard to stay on the cutting edge of this burgeoning type of regenerative medicine.
Benefits of Autologous Stem Cells
There are a whole host of benefits of autologous stem cells compared to placental derived stem cells, a few of which include:
- Help Your Body Heal Faster – Autologous stem cells have been popular over the past several years as a way to help patients deal with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. If an area of the body becomes damaged, autologous stem cells can be injected and respond by increasing the number of platelets in that area. This in turn allows the damaged area to heal faster and more effectively.
- Using Your Own Stem Cells – With autologous stem cells, your own cells are drawn and ultimately returned to the tissue surrounding the damaged area. Having your own platelet enriched blood injected directly into damaged tissue helps the body naturally recover much faster.
Learn More About Autologous Stem Cells Today
If you’re intrigued by the possibilities of autologous stem cells, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Board Certified Physicians today. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your health needs and determine whether stem cell injections are right for you. Give us a call today at (248) 216-1008 to schedule your consultation, or fill out our contact form to reach out via email.