Learn about the wonder of stem cells for healing arthritic, joint and ligament conditions! WOC-AM’s Dan Kennedy interviews ORA’s Dr. Suleman Hussain, and how he’s staying current on this cutting edge science that will change the face of orthopedic treatment.
Stem cell research shows promising results for the future of treating orthopedic conditions. Stem cells are usually cells that come from your own body that are primordial cells that can develop specific cell types,” says Dr. Hussain. “We’ve been looking at stem cells used to treat ligament, cartilage and arthritis issues.”
Stem cells are hotly researched in the lab. Scientists are building bone and cartilage scaffolds to reconstruct ligaments and tendons. It’s still in the research level. Although, currently, Dr. Hussain says some patients can use their own bone marrow for orthopedic use. “The marrow is aspirated from the hip or pelvis and injected into a hip or joint, with the hope those cells will function as a stem cell. But the marrow contains other substances, so those clinics using stem cells now, are using marrow at this time.”
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Dr. Hussain say the next five to ten years, there will be much more advances with these innovations. “Technology is unlimited, and there will be some significant advances in the coming decades and will revolutionize orthopedics and medicine in general.
“It will be a game changer. Stem cells are in vogue, but patients should be careful what treatments they pursue with the current stem cells available in some clinics. These treatments are not always not covered by insurance or FDA-approved.
Here are ORA we are on the edge of innovation but remain careful of what we offer is proven and cost-effective treatments for our patients.”