The R3 Stem Cell Center of Excellence in Oregon offer treatment both by way of injection or intravenous depending on the condition. This may include degenerative arthritis, a previous stroke, Alzheimer’s, COPD, an autoimmune condition like Rheumatoid Arthritis and more.
Did you know, for example, that over half of the current knee replacement patients in the US are under the age of sixty five and still working? Therefore, helping those individuals avoid the need for knee replacement and eliminating the time off from work will produce a hefty amount of savings annually when regenerative procedures are used.
The same holds true for hip, shoulder, ankle, wrist and elbow arthritis. Surgery for arthritis is a qualify of life, elective decision and should only be decided on after considerable conservative treatment has been exhausted. This includes regenerative therapy!
R3 Stem Cell’s Centers offer stem cell treatment using stem cell material obtained from consenting donors after a scheduled c-section through an FDA regulated process. There are no ethical issues since no babies are harmed and no embryonic stem cells are used.
Our Centers nationwide have performed over 10,000 successful procedures to date. As the Nation’s leaders in regenerative medicine, let R3 help you and your loved ones obtain relief with a complimentary consultation!
Amniotic and Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy
Amniotic fluid and umbilical cord tissue contains a significant amount of regenerative cells such as cytokines, stem cells, growth factors, exosomes, secretomes, mRNA and more. A great analogy is to call it an “orchestra” since it contains so many different types of regenerative medicine elements that come together to produce an excellent repair process.
Known as the products of conception, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord is acquired from consenting donors after a scheduled c-section. No babies are harmed. Once processing is complete, the material is cryogenically preserved. The lab that R3 works with does NOT radiate the product and uses very little preservative. Therefore cell viability is maximized.
The FDA regulates the process of amniotic/umbical cord acquisition, processing, storage and usage very strictly. This is regulated as a biologic, not a drug, so FDA approval is not possible – only regulation.
Benefits of amniotic and umbilical cord tissue include
No rejection as DNA antigens are all removed.
Consistent amounts of regenerative cells compared with bone marrow or adipose which varies dramatically.
Very high cell counts!
Virtually painless procedure as no harvest is necessary from the patient.
No steroid material.
Fast procedure – takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes
No down time.
Outcome studies show over 80% effectiveness on average.
When it comes to arthritis and soft tissue conditions, outcomes are excellent for over 85% of individuals. These results are very good for even “bone on bone” arthritis. Patients are typically able to significantly delay or avoid the need for a joint replacement with these therapies.
When it comes to systemic conditions, neurodegenerative, neuropathy, and organ failure, results exceed 75% as well. It has truly been amazing seeing patients achieve a better quality of life after regenerative procedures.
What are the risks?
The risks of these treatments are absolutely minimal. We have not seen any rejection reaction as the DNA antigen factors have been removed. Over 10,000 cases have been performed by R3’s Centers over the past 6 years successfully.
There is a typical risk of infection, bleeding, allergic reaction. These are seen in much less than 1% of patients.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and involves a simple blood draw from the patient. This will range from 20cc’s to 60cc’s, which is considerably less than a pint of blood.
This blood is then placed in a kit that goes into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins rapidly for 12 minutes. This separates the blood into three layers, with the middle layer being known as the “buffy coat”. That’s what is used in PRP and contains the following regenerative materials:
A dozen growth factors
White Blood Cells
PRP contains minimal stem cells, but does act to call in one’s body’s stem cells to assist with repair and regeneration. Not only can PRP therapy help by itself to assist with joint and soft tissue repair, it also can act as a “jump start” when used in conjunction with amniotic and umbilical tissue.
White blood cells create inflammation, which is the first phase of healing. The bottom line with PRP is that it may be very effective when used either by itself or in conjunction with amniotic/umbilical treatment.
There have been several studies showing the effectiveness of PRP therapy for joint and soft tissue pain. The therapy works very well for:
Acute or Chronic Tendonitis
Since the treatment originates from one’s own blood, the risks are minimal to the patient.
If you or a loved one is suffering from joint and/or soft tissue pain and you would like a free consultation to discuss regenerative options, call us at (844) GET-STEM today!