SVF stands for ” Stromal vascular fraction”. It is a biological treatment for knee osteoarthritis.
Stem cells are, essentially, “building blocks” of our body.
Our own stem cells found in our bone marrow, blood, and adipose tissues come from the same family of cells that form joints, cartilage, menisci, ligaments, muscles, and bone. These cells can be utilized to help repair your joints.
How do adult (your own) stem cells work?
When we, as humans, are conceived and growing in utero, we start out primarily as stem cells, then as we grow and develop, those blank cells become liver cells, skin cells, nerve cells, etc.
As we continue to grow, our bodies continue to produce these stem cells to treat and maintain our bodily systems.
This means that these cells can be used to treat like-minded tissues all over the body, including stem cell knee repair.
What are stem cells used for?
Currently, using your own cells, we can help repair joint damage from arthritis and sports injuries.
As we learn more about our own stem cells, we expect to treat more and more conditions. Just like the discovery of penicillin almost 100 years ago changed the face of medicine, discovering the potential of our own cells to heal our own bodies will dramatically alter the landscape of medicine in the years to come.
We’re excited about stem cell treatment for knees because stem cell knee injections can exponentially reduce a person’s need for surgery.
Instead of having to replace a knee with an artificial implant, stem cell therapy in knee-joints can be used to regrow new and healthy tissues that have been damaged or are degenerating.
Risks and Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy for Knees
We’re already aware of the several risks associated with knee replacement surgery. They’re big and scary. When you choose stem cell therapy as an alternative for knee replacement, however, most of those risks evaporate.
The biggest risk you’ll face is the risk of infection, but that’s extremely rare because the procedure is minimally invasive.
The benefits of stem cell treatment for knees, on the other hand, are huge. Check it out.
Compared to surgery, the procedure is quick.
We have our equipment and labs in-house, and the outpatient procedure can be done in a single day (a few hours, to be more precise).
The costs are reasonable.
Your initial consultation, exam, and treatment planning are all done for at a low cost to help reduce your treatment expenses.
Stem cell therapy for knees is natural.
We do not produce synthetic stem cells. We don’t even use donor cells from embryos or other adults. Instead, we use your own stem cells. We literally take your stem cells from one part of your body and inject them into your knees or other problem areas. And the treatment is complete in one sitting.
It’s as natural as you can get!
Recovery time is minimal.
When it comes to surgery, the recovery time can last for months, many of which you spend immobile or with your mobility severely limited. But with stem cell knee injections, this is not the case. You walk in and walk out of the procedure on your own, and your daily routine should stay the same.
In a few weeks, you begin to increase your activity levels and do more!