Stem Cell FAQ
Stem Cell Injections in Dripping Springs Serving Austin Texas
Have questions about stem cell injections?
- How do they work?
- Who needs them?
- Just how safe are they?
The Stem Cell Center in Dripping Springs answers. Use this resource page to learn more about stem cell injections.
What are stem cells?
A stem cell is a cell that has the potential to differentiate into a very specific kind of cell. A stem cell, for example, might turn into a blood, skin, bone, or nerve impulse-transmitting cell. As highly adaptable, self-dividing cells, stem cells have an essential role in the body’s growth and repair processes. Because stem cells are full of so much potential, they are extremely helpful in healing patients suffering from injury.
How do stem cells work?
Medical teams at The Stem Cell Center in Dripping Springs use stem cells derived from donors’ amniotic fluid. These amniotic stem cells can be used to regenerate and repair tissues throughout the body. They also have several benefits compared to embryonic stem cells:
- Amniotic stem cells divide faster.
- Amniotic stem cells do not show sign of age.
- Amniotic stem cells can remain stable for years without developing tumors.
- There are no ethical issues.
When the amniotic stem cell-containing tissue matrix is injected into the injury site, stem cells go to work by creating the needed cells.
What can stem cell injections treat?
Amniotic stem cells can be used to treat:
- Soft tissue or intra-articular injuries including meniscus and cartilage
- Achilles tears
- Tendon or ligament tears
- Sacroiliac pain
- Joint pain in the knee, shoulder, fingers, wrist, ankles or toes
- Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Wound healing
- Hip pain
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- Disc Degeneration
- Spinal Stenosis
Our medical team can tell you more about whether or not amniotic stem cell therapy is right for you.
Where do perinatal stem cells come from?
At The Stem Cell Center in Dripping Springs, physicians use amniotic stem cells from Surgenex Surgenex.com
These cells are taken directly from the amniotic fluid of donors who undergo a rigorous screening, testing, and medical record review process.
The liquid tissue matrix consists of proteins, cytokines, growth factors, and other chemical compounds. The stem cells in this liquid allograft are broadly multipotent, and can easily differentiate into a variety of cell types.
Are stem cells safe?
Yes. The manufacturer reports that tissues used in BioDFactor® Viable Tissue Matrix are recovered, processed, and distributed by FDA and AATB accredited tissue banks. Donors are pre-screened in a process that reviews their medical records and evaluates their pre-natal test results. Furthermore, the Medical Director confirms eligibility through:
- Behavioral risk assessment
- Review of blood test results
- Donor medical history
- Communicable disease testing
All tissues are recovered using an aseptic recovery technique during sterile cesarean section. Infection disease screening requirements either meet or exceed all FDA and AATB requirements. Culturing and toxicity testing is performed prior to lot release. Lastly, the amniotic membrane is an “immune privileged” tissue, which means that it rarely evokes an immune response in the human body. BioDFactor® Viable Tissue Matrix is a low-risk option for patients in need of stem cell therapy in Dripping Springs.
Stem Cell Injections in Dripping Springs Serving Austin Texas – Schedule Your Appointment
For more information about BioDFactor® Viable Tissue Matrix and the use of stem cell therapy at The Stem Cell Center in Dripping Springs, contact us. Stem cell injections are available in Dripping Springs.