Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Biceps Tendon

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(MSCs) are a type of adult stem cell that can be found in a number of tissues throughout the body, including the bone marrow, adipose tissue, and even the umbilical cord. MSCs have the ability to differentiate into a number of different cell types, including osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells), and myocytes (muscle cells). This versatility makes MSCs a promising tool for the treatment of a number of different diseases and injuries, including biceps tendon tears. Biceps tendon tears are a relatively common injury, particularly in athletes who participate in overhead activities such as tennis or baseball. The biceps tendon is a strong cord-like structure that attaches the biceps muscle to the shoulder. When the tendon is torn, it can cause pain and weakness in the arm. In some cases, surgery may be required to repair the tendon. However, MSCs offer a potential alternative to surgery for the treatment of biceps tendon tears. MSCs can be injected into the site of the injury, where they will differentiate into tendon cells and help to repair the damaged tissue. In a recent clinical trial, MSCs were shown to be effective in the treatment of biceps tendon tears, with patients reporting significant improvements in pain and function. MSCs are a promising new treatment option for biceps tendon tears and other injuries. 

Biceps tendon tears at the radius are a relatively common injury, especially in athletes who participate in overhead throwing sports. The biceps tendon attaches the biceps muscle to the radius in the forearm. When the tendon tears, it can cause pain and weakness in the arm. Surgery is often required to repair the tendon. MSCs have been shown to be effective in the treatment of biceps tendon tears. In one study, MSCs were injected into the torn tendon of rats. The rats that received the MSCs had significantly less inflammation and better healing of the tendon compared to the rats that did not receive the MSCs. MSCs can also be used to treat other tendon injuries, such as Achilles tendon tears. In one study, MSCs were injected into the Achilles tendon of rats. The rats that received the MSCs had significantly less inflammation and better healing of the tendon compared to the rats that did not receive the MSCs. The use of MSCs in the treatment of tendon injuries is a promising new area of research. MSCs have the ability to reduce inflammation and promote healing of the tendon. This may lead to a new treatment option for patients with biceps tendon tears.

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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
Intra-articular50,000,000150,000,000
Biceps Tendon25,000,000125,000,000
Total225,000,000