Stem Cell Specialist

Meeting Point -  - Integrative Medicine

Meeting Point

Integrative Medicine located in Philadelphia, PA

Stem cells in your body help repair injured or diseased tissues. You can benefit from the power of stem cell therapy at Meeting Point in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under the expert supervision of integrative, regenerative, and Functional Medicine experts Dr. Steve Matta, DO, MBA, CAQSM, and Mary Anne Matta, MS, MA, LAC. We specialize in using regenerative medicine techniques like stem cell therapy to treat numerous musculoskeletal disorders. Call the Meeting Point office for more information, or schedule a consultation by requesting an appointment online today.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy, like PRP (platelet-rich plasma), is a type of regenerative medicine treatment. Instead of using platelets from your blood as PRP does, stem cell therapy contains cells that your body can convert into other types of cells whenever it needs to.

These stem cells decline in number as you get older, but most people still have a healthy supply in their fatty tissues and bone marrow. It's also possible to receive donated stem cells from harvested and tested placental matrix. As these cells are natural products from the human body, stem cell therapy is very safe.

Introducing extra stem cells into the site of an injury, an area of scar tissue or diseased structures in your musculoskeletal system triggers a significant acceleration in the speed and effectiveness of the healing process.

What can stem cell therapy treat?

Stem cell therapy has numerous uses. At Meeting Point, we use stem cells to help patients with a variety of sports injuries, from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprains to Achilles tendinitis, tennis elbow, and golfer's elbow.

You could also benefit from receiving stem cell therapy if you have chronic conditions like arthritis or bursitis. Stem cells can help healthy new tissues to grow following surgery too.

Stem cell therapy reduces your dependence on medication, helping you avoid the adverse side effects possible from the use of some pain medications. It also enables many patients to delay surgery for their musculoskeletal problems, while a significant number find they no longer need to undergo invasive procedures.

What does stem cell therapy involve?

Stem cell therapy is a straightforward outpatient procedure at Meeting Point. Your provider numbs your skin at the injection site, then uses ultrasound guidance to insert the needle and inject the stem cells.

When they reach your damaged tissues, the stem cells start working immediately. However, you won't notice a change right away; it takes a few weeks to months for the new tissues to grow. You might need to have several injections of stem cells to get the best possible results from your therapy.

If you want to know more about stem cell therapy and how it could help restore your body to fitness, call Meeting Point today or request an appointment online.