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Stem Cells

Sports Medicine & Non-Surgical Orthopedic Physicians located in Boulder and Centennial, CO

Stem Cells services offered in Centennial and Boulder, CO

Stem cells are part of your body’s repair system and can transform into specialized cells to heal injured or damaged tissue. At Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics in Boulder and Centennial, Colorado, sports medicine specialists use stem cells extracted from your body to support the repair process, preventing or delaying your need for surgery. Call today or book an appointment online to learn more about stem cells at Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics.

Why are stem cells so special?

Stem cells are unique because they can transform into different types of cells, including nerve, muscle, and bone cells.

Your body has its own supply of stem cells. When you suffer an injury or disease, your body uses stem cells to repair the affected tissue.

However, the stem cells might not reach the injury if you’ve injured an area with an adequate blood supply, like the cartilage in your knees.

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics uses your own stem cells to help your body’s healing process.

Where do stem cells come from?

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics obtains stem cells from your adipose (fat) tissue and bone marrow.

Microfragmented adipose tissue (MFAT) graft

MAFT graft is a tissue graft that comes from your own fat stores. MFAT is the richest source of mesenchymal stem cells adult stem cells. They extract the fat tissue using liposuction, process the fat, and inject it into your damaged tissue.

Bone marrow aspirate and concentrate (BMAC)

BMAC comes from your bone marrow, the spongy tissue in the hollow parts of your bones that makes white blood cells. Bone marrow is also a source of mesenchymal stem cells.

I have knee arthritis. Can stem cells help?

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics uses stem cells to treat many musculoskeletal conditions, including knee arthritis. Other conditions that could benefit from stem cells include:

  • Meniscus tears
  • Ligament injuries
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Tendinitis (inflammation of the tendon)
  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Sprains and strains
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries

Your provider at Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics could recommend stem cells if you suffer from ongoing pain caused by an injury or a degenerative condition that fails to improve with other treatments.

What can I expect during treatment with stem cells?

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics follows a strict protocol when treating stem cells. They first extract and process the stem cells and then inject them into your body.

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics uses state-of-the-art ultrasound-guided imaging to ensure accurate placement of the stem cells.

After stem cell treatment, they recommend you take it easy for a few days and avoid bearing weight on the treated body part for a week or two. Most patients need only one stem cell injection; full results take 4-6 months.

Call Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics today or click the online booking button to learn more about how stem cells can help you.