There Is Hope for ACL Tears! Try Stem Cell Treatment

There Is Hope for ACL Tears! Try Stem Cell Treatment

A torn ACL is every athlete’s worst nightmare. While you may have been told that your only option to fix your torn ACL is highly invasive surgery, there are actually other options available to you when it comes to repairing your ACL injury. Your body is, in fact, conditioned to repair itself. A non-surgical alternative that uses your own cells to repair the damage to your ACL is interventional orthopedics, which utilizes precise image-guided injections of your own body’s healing agents to assist in repairing tissue. Read on to learn more about stem cell ACL repair and what options could be available to you. If you are interested in stem cell knee injections, contact Stem Cell Miami in Miami today!


ACL injuries and Stem Cell Reparations


If your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is injured, it can result in substantial difficulty with basic mobility and function. This type of injury is especially common among athletes, and even more so with professional ones. Injuries such as torn ACLs and surgeries to repair them occur in practically every sport, from NBA point guard Derrick Rose to U.S. soccer player Alex Morgan. At the point of ACL tear, unlike regular strains or sprains to the ACL which generally heal with rest, the favored treatment option is ACL surgery involving applying a tissue graft taken from elsewhere in the body or a cadaver. Unfortunately, this type of graft attaches at an angle which is steeper than than the original tendon, resulting in more compression on the cartilage in the knee and an increased chance of osteoarthritis while the position sense and strength in the repaired knee never goes back to normal. Moreover, patients who receive this type of surgery are substantially more likely to experience further knee injuries. We at Stem Cell Miami provide stem cell knee injections that are able to replace up to 70% of ACL-repair surgeries. This injection-based outpatient procedure utilizes precise image guidance to inject custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing agents into the precise areas of damage in order to tighten and stabilize your knee joint for improved mobility and function.


We Offer Stem Cell ACL Repair


The procedure we offer happens throughout the course of a week, although every individual case can vary. This includes the pre-injection of a special hypertonic dextrose solution to create a mild inflammatory environment to conduct healing on the first day of your procedure, and then a stem-cell procedure where bone marrow from the lilac crest of your hip bones (significantly less invasive than a bone marrow biopsy) on the second day, which takes about 30 to 60 minutes. Then, there is a a blood drawn and post-injection of platelet-rich plasma concentrations, which takes about 20 to 30 minutes. The recovery process is generally fairly quick when given the proper rest and recuperation along with physical therapy. Find out more with a consultation by Stem Cell Miami!


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Stem Cell ACL Repair is a less invasive option compared to traditional surgery. Call Stem Cell Miami today for consultations regarding your stem cell knee injections today.

New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes – Washington University Study

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have tweaked the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells and shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. Here, the new beta cells appear red as they secrete insulin in response to glucose.
Credit: Millman lab, Washington Universityientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into cells that produce insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar.

But there’s a major challenge: the amount of insulin produced by theses cells is difficult to control.

Now, by tweaking the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells, a team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood.


When they transplanted the beta cells into mice that could not make insulin, the new cells began secreting insulin within a few days, and they continued to control blood sugar in the animals for months.

The new study is published Jan. 17 in the journal Stem Cell Reports.

“We’ve been able to overcome a major weakness in the way these cells previously had been developed. The new insulin-producing cells react more quickly and appropriately when they encounter glucose,” said principal investigator Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine and of biomedical engineering. “The cells behave much more like beta cells in people who don’t have diabetes.”

The researchers now believe it may be time to evaluate whether the same stem-cell approach could produce insulin and effectively control blood sugar in people.

Millman was a part of a research team at Harvard that, in 2014, converted skin cells into stem cells and, in 2016, did the same thing with skin cells from a patient with diabetes. Each time, the stem cells were then treated with various growth factors to coax them into insulin-secreting beta cells. The beta cells, however, didn’t work as well as the researchers had hoped.

“Previously, the beta cells we manufactured could secrete insulin in response to glucose, but they were more like fire hydrants, either making a lot of insulin or none at all,” he said. “The new cells are more sensitive and secrete insulin that better corresponds to the glucose levels.”

For this study, Millman’s laboratory still grew beta cells from human stem cells, but they made numerous changes to the “recipe” for producing insulin-producing beta cells, treating the cells with different factors at different times as they grew and developed to help the cells mature and function more effectively.

After that process was complete, the researchers transplanted the beta cells into diabetic mice with suppressed immune systems so that they wouldn’t reject the human cells. Those transplanted cells produced insulin at levels that effectively controlled blood sugar in the mice, functionally curing their diabetes for several months, which, for most of the mice in the study, was about the length of their lives.

As laboratory researcher rather than a clinician, Millman said he can’t predict exactly when such cells may be ready for human trials but believes there are at least two ways that stem cell-derived beta cells could be tested in human patients.

“The first would be to encapsulate the cells in something like a gel — with pores small enough to prevent immune cells from getting in but large enough to allow insulin to get out,” he said. “Another idea would be to use gene-editing tools to alter the genes of beta cells in ways that would allow them to ‘hide’ from the immune system after implantation.”

Millman said that if stem cell-derived beta cells are proven safe and effective for people with diabetes, his method of manufacturing the cells quickly could be ramped up to an industrial scale. In his laboratory alone, his team is able to grow and develop more than a billion beta cells in just a few weeks.

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Journal Reference:

  1. Leonardo Velazco-Cruz, Jiwon Song, Kristina G. Maxwell, Madeleine M. Goedegebuure, Punn Augsornworawat, Nathaniel J. Hogrebe, Jeffrey R. Millman. Acquisition of Dynamic Function in Human Stem Cell-Derived β CellsStem Cell Reports, 2019; DOI: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2018.12.012



Groundbreaking IV Therapy Now Available At Stem Cell Miami

A note from Ingrid Machado, CEO of Stem Cell Miami:

With this article, I’d like to introduce you to Robert Jacobson, M.D., who is part of our “team of experts” at Stem Cell Miami.  Dr. Jacobson is a neurosurgeon with more than thirty years of clinical experience, author of numerous professional articles, holder of multiple medical patents, former U.S. Army medical officer, and dedicated educator.  In this article, Dr. Jacobson discusses how IV Therapy is used by other physicians at Stem Cell Miami to treat a wide range of conditions and promote overall health.

In the last decade, life expectancy has been getting longer and people have become more active. As a result, people are focusing more on healthier living and prevention. So what can we do?  Clearly, exercise, healthy eating or taking vitamins have benefits but we can also have early and more advanced health problems because of heredity, poor health secondary to smoking or obesity or development of other medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, various autoimmune conditions and cancer. Patients are looking at options to maintain good health, correct disease in early stages or reverse underlying risk problems before they cause irreversible changes in their body. Many athletes and professional sports teams use IV Therapy to maintain peak performance. For the patient, using IV Therapy can be a part of this medical process to maintain and restore your health.


A remarkable new study shows stem cells can reverse MS in some patients

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