Osteoarthritis: A Next-Generation Treatment Approach
Improved Mobility. Reduced Pain. New Cartilage Growth.
A New Treatment Delivering Uncommon Results
At StemCells21 we offer a new treatment to Osteoarthritis (OA) that delivers health outcomes that many did not know were possible.
Our treatment provides a more comprehensive OA treatment than conventional therapies offer. It provides critical components of OA treatment that conventional therapies miss, to directly target both the condition’s symptoms and the root causes of the condition.
By following this new approach, we have produced meaningful improvement for each of the 855 OA patients we have treated. 11% of our patients experienced partial improvement to their condition, while 89% of our patients experienced significant improvement.
The improvements we have produced include, but are not limited to:
New Cartilage Growth
Lowered Pain and Stiffness
Improved Flexibility and Mobility
Reduced Medication Requirements
Cellular Self Repair
Continue reading to learn how our new approach to OA treatment produced these improvements, and how we might produce equivalent improvements for you or your loved one.
Understanding OA: A New Perspective
OA is a degenerative joint condition that impacts millions of people around the world. While the condition can develop in any joint in the body, it most commonly impacts the knees, hips, neck, lower back, and small joints of the fingers and toes, and causes reduced mobility and debilitating pain.
This condition begins when the cartilage at the end of the patient’s impacted bones begins to wear down. In healthy bones, this cartilage acts as a “cap” on the joint bones that allows their smooth, pain-free motion. When a patient suffers from OA, this cartilage progressively breaks down, leading to pain, swelling, and reduced mobility. If the patient’s condition continues to progress, they may:
- Grow painful bone spurs
- Experience a grating sensation
- Chip bones and cartilage into the joint
- Trigger inflammation that damages the cartilage further
- Lose all of their cartilage, and develop significant joint damage over time
As the condition progresses, the patient often loses mobility, and experiences an overall decreased quality of life filled with constant pain, sleepless nights, and an inability to perform basic day-to-day movements they once took for granted.
In short: OA is a debilitating degenerative disorder that can only be effectively treated by reducing the bones’ accumulated damage, regenerating lost cartilage, and restoring the healthy structure and functioning of the joint.
Unfortunately, conventional therapies are not able to address these underlying elements of AO and at best can mask its symptoms in the short-term.
The Fundamental Flaw in Conventional OA Therapies
There is no cure for OA, and the most common conventional therapies are highly invasive and unnatural procedures, including potentially toxic supplementation, joint injections, or arthroscopic surgery and artificial joint replacements.
Other conventional therapies simply attempt to lower the patient’s pain levels without addressing the causes of the patient’s pain. At times, a conventional physician may provide powerful pain medications to OA patients. These medications can cause their own complications if used for too long. They can only be prescribed for relatively short periods of time, after which the patient returns to the same painful and degenerating experience as before with no meaningful improvement to their underlying condition.
Clearly, a new approach to OA treatment is needed.
Our Approach to OA Treatment: What You Will Get
At StemCells21, we offer a regenerative approach to OA treatment. Our approach treats OA as the complex, degenerative condition that it is, and assists the body’s own ability to repair damage to the joints and bones while re-growing their lost cartilage.
Our approach for OA treatment centers on the targeted administration of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC). Properly administered stem cells can provide multiple benefits for OA.
Once administered, the cells will divide to replace old or damaged bone and cartilage cells, and contribute to overall bone, joint, and cartilage health.
Properly administered stem cells can provide multiple benefits for OA. They can:
- Migrate to the site of injury.
- Transform into new bone and cartilage.
- Communicate with, and alter, nearby cells.
- Encourage existing damaged cells to self-repair.
- Regulate the immune system, and reduce inflammation.
- Increase production of synovial fluid and join lubrication.
Our approach has produced partial or significant improvement to all of our patients’ conditions in a relatively short period of time. Depending on the stage of each patient’s condition, our approach has produced results either almost immediately, or within the first few months following treatment. For even the most challenging cases, we have produced improvement within six months of initial treatment.
Our Approach to OA Treatment: How It Works
We have developed a regenerative treatment for OA that centers on the targeted administration of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs).
Stem cell treatments offer the first OA treatment that improves tissue health and volume, and does not destroy joint tissue.
Our treatment introduces a flood of new, multipotent MSCs into the patient’s body, which have two main therapeutic mechanisms. These MSCs:
- Repair the patient’s damaged bones and joint by providing the building blocks for regeneration, supported by bone RNA and supportive therapies.
- Regrow the patient’s lost cartilage by encouraging differentiating into new cartilage cells, releasing a suite of growth factors to support the growth of new cartilage, and releasing anti-inflammatory secretions and modulating the immune system to prevent ongoing cartilage damage.
By combining these two actions— and by also flooding the body with cartilage, bone, and synovia mRNA—the MSCs can treat the underlying conditions and problematic tissues that cause OA, and give the body the biological components it needs to recreate health tissue. Our treatment supports the body’s own natural healing methods, and help it return to a state of good health and normalized operations.
Over time, these therapeutic mechanisms improve the body’s functioning and impact the patient’s symptoms. Our patients typically experience a holistic improvement in their quality of life that includes more energy, lower medication requirements, and a greater sense of day-to-day wellbeing.
Here’s how it works.
Your OA Treatment Package
We create a customized treatment package for each of our patients. However, each of our treatment packages include an individualized combination of the following core components.
High-quality, multipotent stem cells that we will grow and deploy to help your body treat your condition.
Additional therapies we will leverage to focus your stem cells towards your condition’s specific treatment requirements.
Take Home Set
Ongoing therapies that you will administer after your initial treatment, to ensure ongoing regeneration.
Core Component 1: Your Stem Cells
We organize our stem cell packages based on the size, complexity, and progression of your OA condition. Less progressed OA conditions require fewer stem cells to treat.
For OA patients who have begun to experience initial symptoms, but who have not yet experienced structural damage to their bones and joins, we typically recommend a minimum package of 100,000,000 stem cells.
For OA patients whose condition has created advanced levels of structural damage to the bones and joints, and severe loss of cartilage, we recommend a larger dose of 200,000,000 stem cells.
However, any patient can opt for the largest possible package of stem cells. By increasing the volume of stem cells they receive beyond their minimum dosage, they will accelerate their healing and create conditions for quicker rates of repair.
Core Component 2: Your Supportive Therapies
We select your supportive therapies based on your unique OA condition and needs, including how far it has progressed, what symptoms you are expressing, and which of your tissues have been damaged (and to what degree).
Once designed, your supportive therapies will direct your stem cells to the impacted tissue that need to be regenerated. There, they will trigger selective cell activity such as activating local regeneration, creating a healthier internal environment, and providing your body with additional biological components to deliver a faster and more complete regeneration.
For OA patients, our recommended supportive therapies typically include, but are not limited to:
- Cartilage, Bone, and Synovia mRNA: To provide targeted proteins to support the repair of the core tissues damaged by OA. mRNA triggers specific functions within the tissues’ cells that increase the cells’ repair signaling and peptide production.
- Growth Factor Injections: To support cell and tissue growth in the damaged or degenerated areas that require regeneration.
- Intra-Articular & IV Laser Therapy: To create a more favorable microenvironment in the body for repair systems to function, and to stimulate local tissue activity which increases cell engraftment to target tissues.
- IV Oxygen & Ozone Therapy: To increase blood oxygen levels in the body which supports healthy cellular functions.
- IV Nutrition such as IV Curcumin: To aid in immune modulation, which reduces chronic inflammation, leading to greater healthy tissue repair.
- Physiotherapy: To support pain control, and improve tissue regeneration and joint lubrication, and to increase mobility. A combination of modern approaches including shockwave therapy, ultrasound, EMS, and physical manipulations.
Core Component 3: Your Take Home Set
We curate an additional set of simple supportive therapies that you will bring home with you after your treatment and self-administer for one to three months. This take home set prolongs and optimizes the therapeutic effect of your stem cell therapy, by providing ongoing signals and biological components to continue regeneration after your initial treatment.
For OA patients, our recommend take-home set typically includes, but are not limited to:
Customized Nutrition & RNA Package: We design a unique nutrition package based on the results of your blood tests and designed to improve your core parameters.
Your StemCells21 Treatment Experience
While we tailor each treatment to the unique needs of each patient, we will walk most patients through the following five steps.
First, we will conduct an in-depth consultation to define the right treatment package options for your condition. We will conduct your consultation either over the phone, over a video call, or in-person, depending on your desires. During your consultation, we will review your medical history, your medical evaluation form, and any other medical documents relevant to your condition. One of our doctors will review these documents with you, and recommend a range of appropriate treatment packages.
Selection, Scheduling, and Arrangements
You will select the treatment package that you feel best meets your needs, and best aligns the level of investment you can commit. You will pay your upfront fee, and select the most convenient dates to schedule your treatment. From there, we will help you make arrangements for your travel to Bangkok— we will help you select your hotel or your residence for your stay, and we will arrange transportation to pick you up from the airport, and to take you to and from your lodging and our clinic.
We will perform your initial treatment. On your first day, we will take vital measurements to benchmark your starting health status. Most initial treatment packages require three to six consecutive days of daily treatments each of which typically last two to three hours per day. This includes administration of both your stem cells, and your supportive therapies. On your last day, we will repeat your vital measurements, and review the progress you have already made.
At-Home Treatment & Follow Ups
After you complete your initial treatment, you will return home. We will provide you with your take home set of therapeutic materials which you will administer on your own, and which will increase the effectiveness of your treatment over a defined time period. We will follow up with you at regular intervals—typically one week after you return home, then one month, three months, and six months later—to review your progress on your health outcomes, and plan any follow-up treatments required.
Follow-Up Treatments (Condition Dependent)
Very simple treatments—involving a single area of focus on a simple type of tissue—may only require a single treatment. But most conditions require follow up treatments to continue to drive towards your health outcomes. Most conditions require follow-up treatments every six to twelve months, yet advanced or rapidly evolving conditions may require follow-up treatment ever two to three months. Any follow-up treatments you require will likely follow the same process as your initial treatment.
Our OA Patients: Who We Treat
We offer treatment to a wide range of OA patients, who have developed their condition due to a wide range of contributing factors that include, but are not limited to:
- Age: Patients naturally increase their risk for OA as they grow older.
- Gender: Women are more likely to develop OA than men.
- Obesity: Due to inflammation and increased load on the joints.
- Injuries: Any joint injury increases the chance of developing OA.
- Work or Sport: Due to continuous stress or repetitive movements.
- Genetics: Either from family history, or birth deformity.
- Lifestyle: Patients with poor diet, sedentary habits, or premature wear-and-tear.]
In addition to OA patients specifically, we also provide treatment for patients who experience any of the ~100 other conditions classified as a type of arthritis, or patients who suffer from other forms of degenerative joint disease in general.
Your OA Condition, Our Mission
No two OA patients are the same. While we have developed proven, targeted treatments for a wide range of OA expressions, we do not offer generic solutions to our patients’ unique set of issues, challenges, and opportunities for improvement to their quality of life. For each of our OA patients, we use our proven, targeted therapies as a foundation for care, which we then tailor to fit hand-in-glove with their unique needs.
In addition, we often design customized OA treatments for uncommon expressions of the condition not listed above, or for combinations of OA with other conditions that require a unique approach. We will consider any case—no matter how complex it might appear—and welcome the opportunity to find new ways to use stem cells to improve our patients’ quality of life
Is StemCells21 the Right Provider for Your Treatment?
If you feel we might be able to offer meaningful improvement to both your condition and your quality of life, then please reach out to schedule a free consultation with one of our in-house clinical experts. We offer consultations with Native English Speakers, as well as Thai, Arabic, and Chinese speakers.
During your consultation, we will:
- Review your medical history & recent evaluations
- Explore what your treatment package might look like
- Share similar patient cases, and the outcomes we delivered
- Answer any questions you have about us, or stem cell therapy
- Discuss practical next steps, if you feel we can effectively treat you