As the climax of the annual recreational running season approaches – the Hood to Coast Relay just finished, and thousands of runners are still training for The Portland Marathon in October – the wear and tear on all those running and flexing knee joints also reaches its peak. The harder a runner treats his or her knees, […]
Stem Cell Therapy (SCT)
If you are a regular reader of our blog, by now you know a good amount about osteoarthritis (OA). This disease, characterized by chronic inflammation and breakdown of cartilage, is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Sadly, no cure has yet been discovered, and many patients end up eventually having a joint replacement surgery.
Reflex is pleased to announce that we will now be offering Stem Cell Therapy for knee osteoarthritis (OA). This breakthrough treatment uses the body’s own regenerative mechanisms to not only slow down the inflammation process, but also potentially heal damaged tissue through cartilage regeneration. Research on stem cell therapy for medical conditions has been around
Treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA) have not changed much over the last couple of decades. Surgery is still the most common treatment for those suffering from severe cartilage degeneration – while more holistic treatment options (such as physical therapy, knee braces, and joint fluid therapy) are growing in popularity as patients become more educated about the disease.
Regenerative Medicine is a field of research and clinical application that focuses on the process of replacing or producing normal functioning cells, organs or tissue. Regenerative Medicine is a field of research and clinical application that focuses on the process of replacing or producing normal functioning cells, organs or tissue. There are three general types