Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Triceps

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Mesenchymal stem cells are a type of cell that can be found in most tissues in the body. They are responsible for repairing and maintaining the tissue in which they are found. Mesenchymal stem cells have the ability to differentiate into many different types of cells, including: muscle cells, bone cells, cartilage cells, and fat cells. Triceps tendon injury is a common injury that can occur in both athletes and non-athletes. The triceps tendon is the large tendon that attaches the triceps muscle to the ulna (one of the bones in the forearm). A tendon is a tough, fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone. A tendon injury can occur when the tendon is overloaded, resulting in a tear or rupture. Mesenchymal stem cells have the potential to be used in the treatment of triceps tendon injury. The ability of these cells to differentiate into tendon cells makes them a promising treatment option. In a study published in the journal Cell Transplantation, mesenchymal stem cells were injected into the triceps tendon of rats with tendon injury. The rats that received the stem cell injection showed significantly less tendon damage and greater tendon healing compared to the rats that did not receive the stem cell injection. The use of mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of triceps tendon injury is still in the early stages of research. More studies are needed to determine the safety and effectiveness of this treatment.

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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
Triceps Tendon50,000,000150,000,000
Total200,000,000