Regenerative Cell Therapies
- Highly powerful and minimally invasive
- Alleviate pain caused by OA and sports injuries
- Natural healing of damaged tissues
- Longer lasting effects vs. PRP therapy
- Avoid surgery
The OrthoBiologics Clinic is one of the only clinics in the UK to provide the revolutionary new ACPSVF therapy, a highly advanced adipose derived stem cell therapy, which is the only system in the UK to have official approval from the Government’s regulatory body, the MHRA. It is also a more advanced and refined treatment than other systems available.
How does it work?
The use of Regenerative Cell Therapies harness the power of the organic building blocks of the human body, known as stem cells, which are capable of transforming into a variety of tissue cells, including cartilage, bone and tendon. At The OrthoBiologics Clinic, our highly skilled doctors extract adult (mesenchymal) stem cells derived from our patient’s bone marrow or fat tissue to provide an infusion of fresh, new regenerative cells that are injected into the affected area to help promote healing and the formation of new tissues. Regenerative Cell Therapy, therefore, helps preserve the joint itself, alleviating related symptoms and avoiding the need for surgery.
Book a consultation with us today to enable one of our regenerative medicine doctors to examine your tendon injury, joint pain or back aches to determine which of our tailored Orthobiologic treatment plans would provide the best option for you.
ACPSVF Cell Therapy
The OrthoBiologics Clinic is one of the first clinics in the UK to offer this revolutionary new type of regenerative cell therapy for arthritic joint pain and tendinopathies, which combines the advantages of an increased concentration of healing growth factors in PRP and regenerative cells that are derived from body fat (adipose tissue).
Adipose tissue contains thousands of times more regenerative cells than bone marrow, which also release numerous signal substances that could play an important role in accelerating tissue regeneration. Specifically, the part of adipose tissue that contains the regenerative cells is called the Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF), which can be obtained using a highly specialised, minimally-invasive procedure by our trained doctors at The OrthoBiologics Clinic.
Once extracted and then combined with PRP from the patient, this powerful biological substance is injected into the affected area under ultrasound guidance. The entire procedure is carried out all on the same day, completed within around 60 minutes, with the patient under sedation.
Research has already demonstrated how well PRP and SVF work together making it one of the most potent treatments currently available. All of our patients are invited to enrol into an outcome study when they decide to undergo treatment. This reporting tool enables us to record your progress following treatment, as well as enable the clinical team to monitor you through your recovery and contribute to furthering science in the field of regenerative medicine.
Bone Marrow Cell Therapy (BMAC)
A typical procedure normally takes around 60 minutes and involves the harvesting of bone marrow stem cells directly from the patient, called bone marrow aspiration, usually from the iliac crest (pelvic bone) or femur (thigh bone). The procedure is carried out using a needle and syringe under local anaesthesia and sedation in a sterile environment at the clinic. The system we use at The OrthoBiologics Clinic is a closed system meaning that the bone marrow does not come into contact with anything between extraction and reinjection bringing the risk of infection to an absolute minimum. Once the required volume of bone marrow is obtained, it is then concentrated through a specialised centrifuge situated in the treatment room whilst the patient is still present. This produces an injectable solution, called Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC), which is rich in regenerative cells and growth factors. It is then carefully injected into the patient to the affected areas requiring treatment under ultrasound guidance for accuracy.
The stem cells found inside the bone marrow are aspirated through a needle and concentrated through a special centrifuge that provides a solution for injection.