Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common type of arthritis in the body and the most common cause of knee pain. In general, it is progressive despite all expensive conservative treatments. Stem cell therapy is exploding in the medical field, and for good reasons. Stem cells have the potential to regenerate in any type of body tissue. The amazing thing about stem cells is that when you inject them into the body, they know what kind of cells your body needs, for example, meniscus cells or cartilage cells. It is a very exciting time for medicine, especially in the field of regenerative medicine. The recent development in tissue engineering of stem cells has created a lot of enthusiasm in the field of cartilage regeneration biology. Stem cells are progenitor cells that differentiate into various cell types, including osteoblasts (secrete the cellular matrix necessary for bone formation), osteocytes (the bone cell formed when osteoblasts are embedded in its matrix) and cartilage. Because of this, stem cells are being investigated for their abilities to regenerate cartilage in patients with osteoarthritis. Prolotherapy is a form of regenerative chemical therapy that helps in the repair of degenerated soft tissue around the joint. and increase the action of stem cells.
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