Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions
After much research into Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, it’s been learned that they activate local mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which have the ability to influence tissue repair. Of note, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the ability to differentiate into cartilage, tendon, ligament and bone as new tissue. Hematopoietic cells from bone marrow regenerate blood vessels and immune cells. It is now recognized that adipose (fat) from the patient is the best source of MSCs.
At our clinic, Dr. Flattery removes a small amount of fat tissue from your hip, buttock, or abdomen with a small blunt nose catheter. The adipose tissue can then be processed into micro fragmented fat, the richest source of Mesenchymal Stem Cells that can be used for regenerative procedures. The fat cells in the tissue will die and release signals which stimulate other cells to become active. The newly active cells stimulate the microenvironment, making it ripe for tissue regeneration.
The adipose tissue cells can be sent to a stem cell bank where they are further processed to yield MSCs for future use. So, it only takes one session of harvesting and then for a nominal fee these cells are available for the rest of one’s life.
Dr. Payson Flattery started the Bend Regenerative Medicine clinic as a companion to the Center for Integrative Medicine, in order to serve patients with a focus on regenerative medicine. He is a leading expert in regenerative procedures, having pioneered the techniques in Central Oregon. He’s treated thousands with PRP and Stem Cell Therapies and most recently introduced to the practice the latest technology with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.