Stem cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica, under the direction of Dr. Mesén, is a pioneer in the use of Stem Cells Therapies in Costa Rica. At Stem Cells Transplant, we use adult autologous stem cells for the treatment of Osteoarthritis.

Recent research has demonstrated that Human adipose-derived stem cells are safe for use in humans and can differentiate into cartilage and bone, suggesting a potential treatment in osteoarthritis. Stem cells therapy consists of the direct administration of the cells into the affected joint. Cells can also be introduced intravenously.

Stem cells are being studied in the treatment of osteoarthritis, with the aim of repairing damage to the joint, stopping the condition getting worse and delaying, or even avoiding, the need for knee replacement surgery, for example.

Using stem cell therapies offered at Stem Cells Transplant Institute, you can improve symptoms and signs of Osteoarthritis as:

  • Limited range of motion or stiffness that goes away after movement
  • Clicking or cracking sound when a joint bends
  • Mild swelling around a joint
  • Pain that is worse after activity or toward the end of the day

Stem cells have anti-inflammatory and regenerative capacities. Some stem cells have been shown to regulate the immune system response, inhibit inflammation, stimulate blood vessel formation, repair tissue and help transplanted stem cells to engraft. Stem cells can also make cartilage. Transplanted mesenchymal stem cells do not lead to graft rejection and they are easily collected from bone marrow, fat, and umbilical cord.

Synovial joints facilitate mobility by allowing bones to articulate with one another. In synovial joints, the bones are covered by hyaline articular cartilage that minimizes the forces that the non-deformable bones are subjected to bearing. Each synovial joint contains a vascularized synovium and enclosed by a tough fibrous capsule.

Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability and leads to a reduced quality of life. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis and can affect any synovial joint in the body. The joints most commonly affected are hands, hips, knees, and spine. The disease is characterized by failed and/or aberrant repair of damaged joint tissue, which usually begins in focal areas and expands over time.

Osteoarthritis generates a painful joint condition that affects more than 8 million people and there is currently no effective drug therapy or treatment to prevent it or slow down its progression. Current treatment of knee Osteoarthritis is associated with limitations and side effects that restrict their ability to effectively treat the symptoms of the condition and stop its progression.

Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa has state-to-the-art technologies and human resource to help you get fascinating treatment possibilities for Osteoarthritis through the use of stem cells. Costa Rica ranks as one of the best healthcare systems in the World, we offer high quality stem cells treatments for just a fraction of the price you get in the USA. Don´t hesitate to contact us.

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