One of the things that Dr. Louis Keppler & Associates is proud of is that our team of experts offers patients the most up-to-date treatments available, while making their safety a top priority. One of the treatments we provide that takes advantage of the latest technology and science is that of stem cell therapy.

Stem cells are basic

Most of the cells in your body are of a specific type. For instance, you have skin cells, red blood cells, and many other types of specialized cells. Stem cells, though, are basic, undifferentiated cells.

Stem cells can be deployed by the body when necessary, and they can change into any type of specialized cell in your body. Stem cells exist in various places in your body, and scientists are still learning about them.

You have stem cells in your bone marrow and your fat tissue, as well as in several other locations. Stem cells can also be found in umbilical cords, and labs grow stem cells for scientists to study.

Stem cells to the rescue

Imagine you’ve cut your finger. Your body deploys stem cells to the site, and they go to work, transforming into skin cells, then dividing to create more skin cells in order for your cut to heal and your finger to once again have a nice, safe covering of skin.

When our experts suggest using stem cells to help you heal faster, they are suggesting harnessing your body’s existing ability to heal.

An example of how stem therapy might help speed your healing may be following surgery. Perhaps you’ve had surgery to repair a ruptured tendon. Your doctor may suggest injecting stem cells directly into the tendon to help it heal.

The theory is that the stem cells will transform into tendon cells, and divide to produce more, aiding in the healing process.

Situations in which stem cells may help

Although stem cell therapy is young, and scientists are still learning about how it can be best used, some early applications have shown extremely promising results. Stem cell therapy has been successfully used to treat the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament tears
  • Muscle injuries

The therapy has also been used following joint replacement surgery.

Your safety is always our top concern at Dr. Louis Keppler & Associates. You can rest assured that we only suggest therapies we know to be safe and effective.

If you’d like to learn more about stem cell therapy and how it may help you heal more quickly, make an appointment with us. We’ll be happy to discuss your specific circumstances and make a recommendation.

Scheduling is easy and convenient. Simply call our office in Independence, Ohio, at 234-430-0079 between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, and we’ll be glad to book your appointment.

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