Tendons, or sinews as they are sometimes called, are made up of a strong band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscles to bones. They are able to tolerate considerable tension and are made of collagen. Tendons work with muscles and provide a crucial element of the musculoskeletal system.
When a tendon becomes damaged it cannot completely restore its biomechanical and biological properties. Recent regenerative medicine and tissue engineering has facilitated adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) to differentiate into tendon cell lineages and tissues.
New Stem Cell Application for Tendon Regeneration and Repair
Adult stem cells are undifferentiated and can therefore morph into the cells of countless tissues, organs and structures within our bodies, including tendon tissue. Used on various parts of the body, they restore damaged fibers and rejuvenate impaired cells through cell division, a process in which they multiply indefinitely.
Stem cell science has seen rapid progress in recent years with many new developments and discoveries emerging. The use of stem cells in tendon regeneration looks set to be the clinical remedy of the future. The therapeutic effects of stem cells on tendon defects and tendon repair are likely to create improved clinical outcomes in musculoskeletal system reconstruction. Biomaterial technology advancement will also refine the methodology of tendon regeneration.
Tendon Regeneration and Repair at Angeles Hospital in Mexico
Angeles Health’s Stem Cell Application program can be used to treat many ailments and enhance countless cell forms including tendon tissue. Like many other procedures tendon repair uses autologous adult stem cells. These are harnessed from the patient themselves so there is very little chance of a patient’s body rejecting new cartilage cells.
The stem cells that are to be used come from the patient’s bone marrow and adipose tissue, or fat. Adipose tissue extraction tends to be more worthwhile than bone marrow extraction, due to the former producing 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 tendon regeneration. Scientists have studied tendon tissue engineering by focusing on elements such as the culture of tenocytes, scaffolds, biomaterials, fibroblasts, mechanical loading, and mesenchymal stem cells.
The therapeutic endovascular placement of adipose-derived stem cells that forms the Stem Cell Application program at Hospital Angeles enables organs and structures to be directly targeted. The specialized non-invasive catheterization procedure is easy for the patient. Stem cells can be distributed around the body without an anesthetic and the regenerative process is carried out in less than an hour.
Angeles Health International is a Center of Excellence that offers patients the most innovative and high quality reparative and reconstructive therapies. All our medical professionals adhere to formally appointed bodies of expertise. Angeles hospital prides itself on providing the highest standards of health care and investigative research in stem cell application and all other medical disciplines.
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