Mayo Clinic uses stem cell therapy to treat arthritis in knee
We’re very excited to announce that researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida have made yet another stem cell breakthrough in healing chronic pain.
They have reportedly conducted the world’s first prospective, blinded and placebo-controlled clinical study to test the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells to reduce arthritic pain and disability in knees.
The Mayo Clinic believes this is the first time that stem cell and regenerative cell therapy have undergone such rigorous testing when it comes to finding relief in an ailing joint.
The researchers say such testing is needed because there are at least 600 stem cell clinics in the U.S. offering one form of stem cell therapy or another to an estimated 100,000-plus patients, who pay thousands of dollars, out of pocket, for the treatment, which has not undergone demanding clinical study.
The findings in The American Journal of Sports Medicine represent another first…
The patients in this study not only exhibited significant improvement in the knee that received stem cells, but also in their other knee, which also had painful arthritis but received only a saline control injection.
Each of the 25 patients enrolled in the study had two bad knees, but did not know which knee received the stem cells.
Although research is surfacing every day that confirms stem cells as being an effective treatment to alleviate chronic pain symptoms, researchers are still cautious about solidifying regenerative cell therapy as a recommended option for arthritic joints and bones.
“Our findings can be interrupted in ways that we now need to test — one of which is that bone marrow stem cell injection in one ailing knee can relieve pain in both affected knees in a systemic or whole-body fashion,” says the study’s lead author, Shane Shapiro, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic physician.
This is a tremendous step in the right direction and experts are quite optimistic with these initial results.
As always, we hope this serves you well!
To your health,
The Healing Miracle Team
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