Cellular Therapy Update
The orthopedic regenerative medicine treatment commonly referred to as Cellular Therapy has evolved as more scientific study and clinical use has occurred.
Current knowledge of the action of these cells on joints, cartilage, tendons and ligaments is one of a paracrine “signaling” function, attracting the patient’s own healing growth factors, multi-potent cells, macroglogulins and IRAP, fancy terms for blood-borne healing factors that are concentrated for long-term action at the site of injury.
It is still most commonly harvested/concentrated from a patient’s own bone marrow (or occasionally fat).
Thus, for complete transparency –
Cellular Therapy “Cell-Based”
Bone Marrow Aspirate BMC
Kelly Cunningham MD
Austin Ortho Biologics
PRP and Cellular Therapy Specialist
Board-certified Orthopedic Surgery