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When explaining how stem cell therapy can repair the damage of bone-on-bone knees by in part mobilizing the stem cells already native in the knee a patient will often ask, “If there are already stem cells in my knee, why aren’t they fixing the damage?”
This is an answer from published research in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases by doctors who did a 5yr… Yes, for 5 long years they did the follow-up on knee osteoarthritis patients (You can read the entire report located at the bottom of the page, but be warned… it is written by doctors for doctors with words that are designed to put most people straight to sleep!) and this is what they discovered:
Stem cells are present in normal cartilage and act as constant repairing agents.
In fact, in osteoarthritic knees, stem cells are seen in larger numbers in recognition that degenerative disease is occurring.
However, despite their larger numbers, the native stem cells act chaotically and are unable to regroup themselves
into a healing mechanism and repair the bone, cartilage, and other tissue.
Introducing stem cells into this environment gets the native stem cells in line and redirects them to perform healing functions. It’s not 100% understood how and why this occurs, but the status goes from disorganized into an ‘all hands on deck let’s get to work and get things repaired’.
The joint environment is changed from chaotic to healing.1
Here’s more information from a recent paper from a research team in Australia that actually further confirms how this change of joint environment works. Please keep in mind this information was arrived at separate from the doctors who started the first information about how the stem cells basically give orders and get things to start the healing that is necessary.
When introduced into a diseased joint, bone marrow stem cells display plasticity and multipotency (the ability to change/morph into other cell types, multiply.
They also signal the native stem cells and other growth factors to regroup and begin repairing damaged joints.
Mesenchymal stem cell MSCs (connective tissue stem cells) suppress inflammatory T–cell proliferation and provide an anti-inflammatory effect.
The treatment inhibited damaging chronic inflammation.
Mesenchymal stem cells express various growth factors – an array of bioactive molecules that stimulate local tissue repair – These growth factors,
and the direct cell to cell contact between MSCs and chondrocytes (the present remaining cartilage cells in the joint), have been observed
to influence chondrogenic differentiation and cartilage matrix formation – in simple terms – stem cells regenerated cartilage.2
These findings were also arrived at by doctors treating at multiple hospitals and at Southern Medical University in China.
They found bone marrow stem cells increased cell proliferation of chondrocytes and inhibit inflammatory activity in osteoarthritis.
Again, in common language – stem cell injections regrew cartilage and stopped damaging chronic inflammation.3
Not just in the regrowing and repairing of cartilage damage but also in repairing osteoarthritic bone damage.
Yes, you may want to read that again.
Other Chinese researchers announced in their animal studies, stem cells injected into the site of a bone fracture,
promoted rapid and accelerated bone healing.4
As the research above shows, cartilage can be regrown, bone can be regrown, chronic inflammation (swelling) shut off – long term – stem cells
provide a curative effect.
Doctors in Japan suggested in their research that when turning to stem cell therapy for bone on bone knee,
the change towards a healing knee environment is better achieved with periodic injections of stem cells.5
This information was distilled from the following report: https://ozziesmithcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-for-knee-osteoarthritis.-Preliminary-report-of-four-patients.pdf