When it comes to healing the human body, sometimes the most powerful resources lie within, as is the case with stem cells. At Dr. Louis Keppler & Associates, Dr. Keppler and his team recognize the potential of stem cell therapy for orthopedic issues and use the treatment to help their patients in Independence, Ohio, regain function faster. To learn more about stem cell therapy, call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

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What are stem cells?

The human body is an endlessly fascinating structure, and no more so is this evident than in human stem cells. Most cells in your body are designed with one purpose — your liver cells handle your liver and your skin cells tend to your skin, etc. These are single-task cells that never deviate from their tasks.

Stem cells, on the other hand, are what’s known as undifferentiated cells, which means they have the incredible ability to become different cells and then multiply indefinitely as that cell. Human stem cells are most potent and numerous during embryonic development, which makes sense given that they’re helping to form a human from the ground up.

As an adult, you still have stem cells throughout your body, and they lie in wait in your tissue and bone marrow, jumping into action when called upon for healing and repair. These stem cells are less potent than the ones you had during your fetal development, and they’re slower to respond.

How does stem cell therapy work?

With stem cell therapy, Dr. Keppler bypasses the human body’s slower response system and injects stem cells directly into your injured or damaged tissue to encourage faster recovery and healing.

These newly introduced stem cells become whatever cells are needed for the task at hand, and they also signal your body to send in additional resources.

What can be treated with stem cells?

The medical world is only beginning to scratch the surface of the applications of stem cell therapy, and orthopedic circles have been leading the charge. Dr. Keppler uses stem cell therapy to help patients heal more quickly and strongly from a number of issues, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Fractures
  • Ligament tears
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Muscle damage

Again, the use of stem cell therapy is relatively new, but the preliminary results show great promise. As an early adopter, Dr. Keppler follows the latest studies and techniques so his patients benefit from the latest science.

If you’d like to explore how stem cell therapy may benefit you, call Dr. Louis Keppler & Associates or fill out the online form to request an appointment.