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Stem Cell Innovation: Breakthrough in Tendon Regeneration

Stem Cell Tendon Regeneration. Revolutionary Clinical Trial Shows Promise for Tendon Repair Using Stem Cells

A groundbreaking clinical trial published in the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine. Demonstrates the successful regeneration of chronic injuries in the patellar tendon using mesenchymal stem cells. This opens up a novel therapeutic option for chronic tears, previously deemed irreparable, offering hope for tendon tissue regeneration.

Tendon injuries are commonplace in both the general population and among athletes, often feared for their difficulty in healing. However, recent clinical trials suggest a potentially easier path to recovery.

The Tissue Regenerative Therapy Institute (ITRT) has proven that cultivated mesenchymal stem cells (CMMC) can regenerate this complex tissue. Six months into the trial, 100% of the participants exhibited an unprecedented level of regeneration.

Additionally, there was a significant reduction in pain and a quicker return to sports activities within just two months. According to the findings recently published by the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM).

Double-Blind Clinical Trial

The controlled, randomized, double-blind study involved 20 participants aged between 18 and 48 years, all regular athletes with chronic patellar tendon injuries unresponsive to standard conservative treatments.

The first group of 10 patients received mesenchymal stem cells derived from their bone marrow. Researchers cultivated these cells in the laboratory to reach a count of 20 million units and then injected them into the injury site under ultrasound guidance.

The team treated the second group with a solution of platelet-rich plasma, obtained from centrifuged peripheral blood, using the same procedure.

Stem Cell Tendon Regeneration

Both groups underwent outpatient treatment, and results were clinically assessed using the VAS and VISA-P scales and imaged through ultrasound, UTC, and high-resolution 3 Tesla MRI.

New Therapeutic Option for Tendon Injuries

Given these outcomes, cultivated mesenchymal stem cells could represent a new therapeutic avenue for tendon injuries. They not only alleviate pain but also have the potential to regenerate tissue and facilitate a swift return to sports activities.

This represents a significant advancement in sports medicine and orthopedics in recent decades.

The patellar or kneecap tendon, one of the most powerful in the human body, is crucial for walking, running, or jumping. Tendon injuries, particularly common among elite athletes, now have a promising new treatment option.

Thereafter, be sure to visit our article What are stem cells?

We specialize in treatments with human stem cells, led by Dr. Juan Antonio Garza Quintanilla, a specialist in stem cells. With over 36 years of research and clinical experience, we have proven the effectiveness of regenerative medicine and its incredible benefits for people who decide to recover their health.

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