What Are Stem Cells?
At Warner Orthopedics, we do not and will not use embryo cells. We harvest mesenchymal stem cells from your own bone.
Stem cells can be multipotent or pluripotent.
Multipotent stem cells can develop into many different types of cells.
Pluripotent stem cells have the potential to grow into any type of cell that occurs in the human body.
Adult mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow are multipotent.
In recent years, stem cells have been popular within the medical community thanks to their regenerative properties and the remarkable potential they hold for treating illnesses.
Stem cells hold the potential to develop into many different cell types. Their abilities to transform at a moment’s notice make stem cells a game-changer in medical science and offer doctors new possibilities for treating injuries affecting the joints and ligaments.
They also function as an internal maintenance system, dividing without limits and replenishing surrounding cells in the process.
As stem cells divide, the new cells will either remain stem cells or develop into another type of cell with a specialized function, such as a brain cell, muscle cell or red blood cell. In some areas of the body, like the gut or bone marrow, stem cells regularly divide and repair damaged, worn tissues.