Adult Stem Cell Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

After years of medication management of their rheumatoid arthritis, many patients are left with pain and limitations from joint damage caused by RA.

Evidence Supporting Adult Stem Cells to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

 

The following study by Gonzalez et al. suggests that adipose (fat) derived stem cells are “attractive therapeutic candidates” for RA and other immune disorders. The researchers concluded that human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells act as regulators of immune tolerance and have the ability to suppress T cell and inflammatory responses. In the study, the stem cells induced generation and activation of antigen-specific regulatory T cells.

Where to Find Stem Cell Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. William F. Bennett’s practice is unique in the Sarasota / Venice / Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch / North Port area. In addition to being an established, highly credentialed orthopedic surgeon with dual fellowships specializing in shoulder surgery and knee arthroscopy, Dr. Bennett is unique in that for several years his practice has been a destination for patients from all over the U.S. and from overseas seeking cutting edge adult stem cell treatments for orthopedic conditions. Dr. Bennett’s extensive experience using stem cells includes stem cell treatment as an alternative to surgery, and stem cells used with surgery. Dr. Bennett has been able to help patients ranging from top international athletes to patients who were told they were “too old” or “too sick” for surgery, using stem cells.

The Stem Cell Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Experience

Dr. Bennett founded a patient-focused boutique practice, not an orthopedic factory, so he can spend time with his patients and determine the best course of treatment. This is one of the reasons, in addition to his credentials, that he has so many stellar outcomes and patient testimonials. If Dr. Bennett determines that adult stem cell treatment is appropriate for healing the damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis, he will determine which of his several kinds of equipment to use and whether to use adipose or bone marrow derived stem cells for the procedure, depending on the tissue to be regenerated. The procedure can be performed in an outpatient surgery center, but Dr. Bennett’s patients are usually comfortable and the procedure is less expensive when performed in his office with non-narcotic oral pain medication. Stem cells are extracted from fat or bone using a needle, and then directed to the site of the damaged tissue using ultrasound equipment.

 

 

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