6 Must Ask Questions to the Stem Cell Therapy Providers

  July 4th 2015    Blog

Stem cell Therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a specific disease or condition. It is an exciting new treatment whose new benefits are being discovered on regular basis.

In order to go for the treatment of stem cell therapy you must choose the right therapy clinic that is suitable for you in all regards. You must know the right questions to be asked to get the right treatment and the desired results you are looking for.

In this blog we have shed light on the questions that must be asked to choose for you the right stem cell therapy clinic.

What is your experience working with orthopedic stem cells? 

If you have experience in performing a procedure then there are minimum chances of complications. So you must ask how long the doctor have been working with stem cells for orthopedics and how many procedures they have performed.

Do you have outcome data? 

Since the stem cell procedure is a new one, so the clinic must be maintaining a full record, collecting data on each procedure, patient follow up visits and patient outcomes. Hence you should be able to find out the information of patients who got the desiring results.

Ask about the physician’s specialty?

Doctors, who use orthopedic stem cells in treating patients, should definitely have a background in treating orthopedics. They should be board certified in the respective field keeping in consideration the injection techniques.

From where, the stem cells are harvested?

Keeping in view that the stem cells used in orthopedics are different from the one used to treat cancer; this question stays important that should be asked.

Bone marrow is the best location from where stem cells are taken to heal the cartilage. Moreover, imaging guidance will show that the physician is taking the stem cells from the most abundant source.

How stem cells are processed? 

The stem cells are concentrated or separated after the bone marrow has been removed. There are clinics that grow stem cells before they are injected into the patients. You must find out in detail what the clinic does and why and how the physicians are getting the maximum number of stem cells.

How do you inject the stem cells into the right place? 

The physician with the help of imaging guidance should identify that in which area the injection of stem cells can do the most good. You must ask the physicians what they use and why, since different types of imaging methods such as fluoroscopy and ultrasound are used.