Stem Cells For Hip Injuries? Regenerative Cell Therapy May Be A Vital Part Of Hip Fractured Recovery.

Quick Facts: The amount of hip fractures is expected to increase 240% in the coming years. Stem cell therapy will be playing a role to speed up the recovery. The hip injuries too many times have a lingering impact.

There was a time when a hip fracture for the elderly did not bode well on their survival. The pain associated with hip joint problems is intense. And the hip fracture can cause someone to be laid up in bed for a very long time. But the introduction of stem cells now brings hope.

Mesenchymal stem cells are a specific type of stem cell. Here is a definition:

Mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCs, are multipotent stromalcells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including: osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cartilagecells), myocytes (muscle cells) and adipocytes (fat cellswhich give rise to marrow adipose tissue).

 

DURHAM, NC – Each year in the United States more than 300,000 people are hospitalized for hip fractures. Almost half never recover well enough to live an independent lifestyle and, even worse, the one-year mortality rate is high, ranging from 12 percent to 37 percent.

 

 

Tiffany Campbell
Tiffany Campbell

Tiffany Campbell has over 12 years in clinical research. She has been the Executive Director at a leading institute and worked at Indiana University, Regenstrief & Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute. She's been an international consultant with multiple clients including Google. Tiffany is a behavioral economics geek who loves her family including her pet Pomsky 'Luna' who has a special place in her heart. She has a passion & drives to create & grow products and businesses that change peoples' lives for the better.
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