Stem Cells and ACL

Stem cells are a type of cell that can divide and renew themselves. They are found in all tissues of the body, including the bone marrow, blood, and brain. Stem cells play an important role in the repair and regeneration of damaged tissues. When a tissue is injured, stem cells are recruited to the site of injury. They divide and mature into the type of cells needed to repair the damage. Acl injury is a common sports injury that can damage the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL is a ligament that stabilizes the knee joint. Injury to the ACL can occur due to a sudden change in direction, a direct blow to the knee, or a landing from a jump. Symptoms of an ACL injury include pain, swelling, and instability of the knee joint. Treatment for ACL injury typically involves surgery to repair or replace the damaged ligament. In some cases, stem cells can be used to help repair the damage. Stem cells are a promising treatment for ACL injury because they have the ability to regenerate damaged tissue. In a small study, stem cells were injected into the ACL of patients who had undergone surgery for ACL reconstruction. The results showed that the stem cells were able to repair the damage and improve the function of the ACL. There were no negative side effects reported. larger, well-designed clinical trials are needed to confirm the safety and effectiveness of stem cells for ACL injury.

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The information below is the recommended stem cell therapy protocol for this condition 

Route of AdministrationDoseTime (Days)Total Cells
IV50,000,0003150,000,000
Myers cocktail/NAD50,000,0001N/A
ACL50,000,000150,000,000
Intra-articular50,000,000150,000,000
Total250,000,000