Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder and is caused by the wear and tear of a joint. In a healthy joint cartilage cushions your bones so they can glide over each other. When this cartilage, a firm rubbery structure, breaks down the bones rub against one another. This causes swelling, stiffness and pain. Extra bone and bony spurs can develop around the joint as the muscles and ligaments surrounding it grow weaker and stiffer.
Osteoarthritis, or OA, is often related to aging, although sometimes the cause is not known. Before the age of 55 it occurs equally in women and men. After that age it is more common in women. By the age of 70 the majority of people will have at least minor Osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis frequently runs in families. Other risk factors include being overweight, long-term joint activity in sports, or fractures. Some medical conditions can also increase the risk of osteoarthritis. These include hemophilia, gout, pseudogout, avascular necrosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis symptoms commonly present themselves as stiffness and pain in the joints. Weight bearing activities such as exercise can worsen the pain. Over time joints become more difficult to move, especially in the morning. People with osteoarthritis may experience a crackling, rubbing or grating sound when they move their joint. Some people do not display any symptoms even though their x-rays show the characteristics of osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis Treatment at Angeles Hospital
Angeles Health International is a hospital network in Mexico with an innovative Stem Cell Therapy treatment program. Many conditions can be optimally treated, including osteoarthritis. Like many other procedures osteoarthritis treatment uses autologous adult stem cells. These are harnessed from the patient’s fat cells so there is very little chance of a patient’s body rejecting them.
Adipose (fat) tissue extraction tends to be more worthwhile than other methods such as bone marrow extraction. This is because it produces up to ten times more stem cells. Adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) have been shown to be just as effective as other stem cells as they display proliferative efficiency and multipotency in tissue regeneration.
Optimal Stem Cell Therapy in Mexico
Therapeutic endovascular placements of adipose-derived stem cells characterize the Stem Cell Therapy program at hospital Angeles. By this method organs and structures can be directly targeted. A specialized non-invasive catheterization procedure is used for maximum patient comfort. Stem cells can be distributed throughout the body without an anesthetic and the groundbreaking regenerative process is carried out in less than an hour.
Angeles Health International is a Center of Excellence that offers patients the most up to date and high quality reparative and reconstructive stem cell therapies. All our licensed doctors adhere to formally appointed bodies of expertise. Angeles hospital prides itself in upholding the highest standards of health care and investigative research.
Contact Us for Information on Stem Cell Therapy!
To discover more about Stem Cell Therapy and the regenerative osteoarthritis treatments available at Angeles Health International in Mexico please contact us using the form to your right.