Stem Cell Therapy
Dr. Carolyn Kochert
Regenerative Medicine Specialist & Aesthetics Specialist located in Lafayette, IN
Stem cell therapy uses your body’s most powerful and flexible cells to promote natural regeneration in damaged joints. No matter what type of joint injury has you down, stem cell therapy from Dr. Carolyn Kochert in Lafayette, Indiana, can help you recover naturally, and with no downtime. Click the online scheduler or call the office to schedule your appointment today.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are the most unique cell type in the human body. They’re essentially blank cells that can become any other variety of specialized cell in your body according to needs. Stem cells can also reproduce a limitless number of times to make brand new stem cells, which also have the ability to become any other kind of cell needed.
What conditions can stem cell therapy help?
Stem cell therapy can help with many conditions, including:
- Surgical wounds
- Tendon damage
- Severe muscle strain
- Damaged cartilage
- Torn meniscus
Stem cell therapy is an effective healing solution for many other joint and soft tissue injuries and conditions, as well.
Where do the stem cells used in my treatment come from?
Dr. Kochert believes strongly in ethical stem cell treatment, which means avoiding embryonic stem cell use. The stem cells that she uses in your treatment come from your own body. She gently harvests a small quantity of bone marrow from your large hip bone. Your bone marrow is full of stem cells, which makes it the ideal material for your stem cell therapy.
How are the stem cells processed for use in my treatment?
Dr. Kochert processes your bone marrow in the on-site sterile lab. She places your bone marrow in a cutting-edge centrifuge, which precisely separates the stem cells, healing platelets, and immediate growth factors from the other cells.
The healing platelets and growth factors, also directly from your own bone marrow, magnify the power of the stem cells even more. The centrifuge process takes about three hours.
How does my stem cell therapy treatment work?
Dr. Kochert uses ultrasound guidance to precisely inject your stem cell mixture where you need it. She can deliver the stem cell mixture into any joint or specific area in your body, based on what kind of pain or injury you’re dealing with.
Your stem cells move directly to your damaged tissue, where they morph into new cell types as needed. Your healthy new cells replace damaged or dying ones, which reduces or eliminates inflammation and pain.
Many patients enjoy long-lasting relief from stem cell therapy. You may feel better within the first six weeks. Over the next 6-12 months, the stem cells specialize and multiply further to alleviate your pain and help you heal.
Click the online scheduler or call the office of Dr. Carolyn Kochert to book today.