The Mediland clinic in Kiev, working in the direction of regenerative medicine, has its own effective protocols for the treatment of individual diseases. In the list of diseases in which the percentage of recovery or improvement of the patient’s condition tends to exceed 68% are orthopedic diseases (joints of the extremities), damage to cartilage tissue, intra-articular tendons, menisci, back pain with protrusions.
Joint treatment using stem cells in Kiev
Regenerative medicine methods used by the clinic in the treatment of joint diseases are based on 2 methods:
- SVF therapy
- Combined SVF method + treatment with mesenchymal cells (self or donor)
For both methods of treatment, the stromal-vascular fraction is used, in other words, a biopsy of adipose tissue, which is taken from the patient, usually from the abdomen, sides or buttocks. It is the cells of adipose tissue that are able to transform into cells of bone, adipose, cartilage and muscle tissue and secrete cytokines and growth factors. (svf therapy in kiev)
SVF THERAPY METHOD:
This is a method of using the stromal-vascular fraction enriched with its own conditioned blood plasma, when combined, their positive properties are enhanced several times.
In addition to stem cells, SVF includes endotheliocytes, smooth muscle cells, erythrocytes, leukocytes, adipocytes, and extracellular matrix. The latter contains matrix remodeling enzymes and can play the role of a scaffold, which is very important for the restoration of bone tissue.
PROCEDURE OF CELLS TRANSPLANTATION:
Before the procedure, the patient undergoes a basic general examination and detailed diagnostics on local issues that need to be eliminated. During the procedure itself, a fat fraction in a volume of up to 50 ml is taken from the patient under anesthesia, a fat graft is isolated from it by the centrifugation method, and all excess fractions are eliminated. In parallel with the fat, blood is taken from which plasma is released. Both elements: plasma and stromal-vascular fraction are combined and injected into the site of injury. The total duration of the procedure is no more than 60 minutes.
EFFICIENCY OF SVF THERAPY:
- – elimination of local inflammatory foci
- – the proliferation of connective tissue is prevented
- – cartilage tissue is restored
- – decreases degenerative processes in cartilage tissue, the formation of osteophytes and inflammation of the inter-articular membrane
- – there is a weakening of fibrous remodeling, suppression of apoptosis and inhibition of the immune response
EFFECTS OF SVF THERAPY:
Immediately after the procedure, the patient can go home, this method of therapy allows you to stop acute pain sensations quickly enough. The patient receives the maximum result from the procedure 2 weeks after the procedure, at the same time full joint mobility returns. It is recommended to limit physical activity on the damaged area in the first 2-3 weeks after the procedure. The procedure is usually repeated after 1-1.5 years.
METHOD OF COMPLEX SVF THERAPY + STEM MEZENCHIMAL CELL TREATMENT:
This method of treatment is more extensive and includes, in addition, intravenous injections of stem mesenchymal cells of own or donor origin, depending on the patient’s condition. This combination therapy provides a comprehensive restoration of the whole organism, not only locally in the damaged area.
ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGES OF COMPLEX THERAPY +STEM CELLS:
- elimination of inflammatory processes in the body
- improved blood circulation
- improving the sensitivity of nerve endings
- normalization of metabolic processes
- strengthening the walls of blood vessels
- strengthening the body’s resistance to viruses and infections
- improving the general tone of the body
EFFECT OF COMPLEX THERAPY:
The same restrictions on physical activity for the damaged area remain as with SVF therapy; there are no other significant prohibitions, except for adhering to a healthy lifestyle. The total therapy time is up to 5 hours in the hospital. Complex therapy is also supplemented with drugs for body detoxification, hepatoprotectors, vitamins, amino acids to support the body and obtain a balanced result.
The effectiveness of the procedure varies from 2-5 years.