Since this therapy is an orthobiological treatment that requires time for the cells to restore the damaged or injured areas, patients will not feel the effect of the injection immediately. On average, most patients will start to see signs of improvement in the form of reduced pain or increased function within 30 days.
Over all Stromal Vascular Fraction and Mesenchymal Cells therapy treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical same day procedures with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimal worry. You are fully awake and ready to go home within a few hours after injections in the affected area.
Here are the top 5 benefits to be aware of:
Avoid surgery and its risks and many complications
Treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures, which gives patients an alternative to painful surgery and lengthy recovery. The procedures are performed in an outpatient setting and only takes a few hours. No general anaesthesia is required and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. Also, patients typically return to work within a few days and they resume physical activity much faster than after invasive surgery.
Shorter downtime and rehabilitation
One of the most time consuming factors of any injury is not always the treatment itself, but actually the recovery time. With Stromal Vascular Fraction and Mesenchymal Cells therapy, there are far less risk involved than surgery and recovery time is much shorter compared to surgery.
No use of general anaesthesia
Do you not like the way general anaesthesia makes you feel? Or do you simply get anxious at the thought of being put under? Stromal Vascular Fraction and Mesenchymal Cells therapy may be just what you need as they do not require the use of general anaesthesia. They provide a safe increasingly effective non-surgical alternatives to treating medical conditions using the body’s own natural ability to repair itself without the use of medication.
Same day procedures
The best part, after comprehensive examination and review of your case, blood tests & radio-imaging scans are done to establish a baseline for your pre-existing condition, is that Medica Stem Cells Therapies are an outpatient same day procedures, where the Consultant will decide which line of treatment is most suited to your case. In certain cases it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients however, the complete protocol is a series of treatments in several sessions.
Safe procedures with No risk of rejection and No communicable disease transmission
Since you undergo an autologous (from self) transplant with the cells that originated within your own body, your immune system has no reason to attack them and is in turn much safer than other outside sources, there is no risk of contracting a transmittable infectious disease from a donor patient also. In fact, studies thus far have indicated no safety issues with autologous cells. Because they are your own cells, the risk of rejection is eliminated.
The increased risk of heart attack, as found to be associated with knee and hip replacement surgery, is not present with Stromal Vascular Fraction and Mesenchymal Cells therapy, either. Like any procedure, there is a minute risk of infection at the sample collection and at the injection site. To minimize that risk the procedure is carried out under strict sterile conditions.
Typically there is a strong anti-inflammatory effect of the naturally released growth factors associated with the treatment. This anti-inflammatory effect lasts from 2-3 months. From there, you can see continued gradual improvement as the cells help provide healing to the affected area.
Injuries or conditions may or may not require repeat treatment. Typically it is best to wait 3-6 months before considering it. Most of the time repeat treatment is done because some improvement has been seen and more is sought.
Reviews of your progress may extend up to 6 months following the procedure. Reviews can be by means of a clinic visits or alternatively for your ease by video / phone call.
You will be asked during the period of follow up to keep an accurate record of your progress to compare to your starting point.
The final outcome of the treatment and extent of improvement varies from one patient to another depending on type and severity of the condition, age, etc…