The knowledge advancement of stem cell and reconstructive medicine has opened a new way into modern medicine. Mesenchymal stem cells can help patients who have developed osteoarthritis by two distinctive feature; the ability to differentiate into cartilage cells and to modulate immune responses. In this procedure, stem cells will be extracted from the bone marrow of the patients and then will be cultured in an entirely sterile laboratory. The final product which will be ready for the injection into the knee is called Mesestrocell, which is manufactured by Celltech Pharmed-Stem Cell company. After the injection of Mesestrocell, the steps to recovery begins gradually after six months which will be observable from monitoring the recovery progression through MRI imaging and the patient’s motor movement. The most crucial advantage of cell therapy is the health and reliability of the treatment because stem cells are taken from the patient’s own body and cultured with unique control and precision.
Importantly, the Mesestrocell product contains live mesenchymal stromal which have been cultured from the patient’s bone marrow tissue. Moreover, short-term recovery period, no need to repeat the injection and to have little pain during the treatment period are some of the advantages of this treatment method.
Since many professional athletes are at risk of injury during their training and may stay away from exercising for a long time, the short recovery period is strategically essential. So far, many athletes have undergone cell transplantation, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal and Chris Johnson.