What are Chronic Wounds?
Wound healing is a natural process performed by the body in response to an injury. However, the healing process can be interrupted by disease-progression, on-going physiological insults, or even certain medications. Such factors can inhibit the body’s ability to repair itself, leading to a chronic (non-healing) wound. There are various types of chronic wounds including venous ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and pressure wounds (such as bed sores). Without proper care a chronic wound is vulnerable to infections and can even become life threatening. Because chronic wounds are often intensely painful the quality of life of those that suffer with this condition can be greatly diminished.
What are Potential Symptoms/Complications of Chronic Wounds?
High risk of infections
What can cause chronic wounds?
In addition to poor circulation, neuropathy, and difficulty moving, factors that contribute to chronic wounds include systemic illnesses, age, and repeated trauma. Comorbid ailments that may contribute to the formation of chronic wounds include vasculitis (an inflammation of blood vessels), immune suppression, pyoderma gangrenosum, and diseases that cause ischemia. Immune suppression can be caused by illnesses or medical drugs used over a long period, for example steroids.
What type of stem cells are used and why?
TruStem Cell Therapy provides access to treatment that utilizes a patient’s stem cells isolated from their own bone marrow. There are multiple inherent benefits afforded by the utilization of bone marrow derived stem cells including their ability to differentiate into a broad variety of cells types (neurons, bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon, etc.), they are present at comparatively much higher levels than other stem cell types, possess unique immune-modulating properties, and they do not endanger a patient’s health the way other stem cells might.
What steps are involved in receiving treatment through TruStem Cell TherapyTM?
There are three steps involved:
First a blood draw is performed followed by a minimally invasive bone marrow harvest via the iliac crest. Approximately 100cc’s of a patient’s own bone marrow is harvested through a minimally invasive, bone marrow aspiration procedure. TruStem Cell Therapy utilizes a powered bone marrow access system combined with local anesthetic allowing for consistently larger specimen of cells, extremely low levels of pain/invasiveness reported by most patients, and higher levels of sterility.
Process + Activate
Both the blood and bone marrow are immediately delivered to our dedicated, onsite laboratory staffed by our team of technicians. Once your sample is in the lab our advanced proprietary process isolates and excites regenerative cells and concentrates healing factors to hyper-physiological levels in order to facilitate the creation of a highly effective, injectable therapeutic.
TruStem Cell Therapy utilizes both systematic and novel administration methods to fully saturate the body with stem cells while targeting specific areas of injury.
How are stem cells administered back into chronic wound patients through TruStem Cell Therapy?
Chronic wound patients who receive stem cell therapy through us can receive both systemic and targeted administration methods:
Systemic IV infusion of their stem cells to fully saturate the entire body.
Topical administration which targets one or multiple wounds on the body.
What is unique about receiving stem cell therapy through TruStem Cell Therapy™ for wound care?
Our focus is safety, efficacy, and patient-centric care when providing access to superior stem cell therapy.
We utilize only board certified surgeons, physicians and accredited clinicians to provide care for patients.
Laboratory protocols are developed and refined by our PhD Neuroscientist.
A clinical team with expertise in practicing cellular based medicine.
Accredited Surgical Centers for enhanced procedural and patient safety
Targeted administration methods that direct stem cells toward specific
Skilled Patient Advocates who are trained to provide truthful, realistic expectations resulting from stem cell therapy. We do not make outlandish promises of cures or inaccurate claims related to improvement rates.
Can this treatment cure Chronic Wounds?
This treatment has the potential to facilitate the complete healing of chronic wounds but may not necessarily address underlying issues causing chronic wounds. Such issues should be addressed to prevent wound reoccurrence.
Are stem cells FDA approved for Chronic Wound Treatment?
The FDA has not approved stem cell therapy for chronic wound treatment. As noted above, studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of stem cell therapy for this condition but additional studies are needed before FDA approval can be secured.
How long will it take to see improvements?
It is difficult to predict the timeline of a patient’s response. Every patient responds differently to treatment. It could take weeks to months for the stem cells to provide noticeable results.
What type of side-effects can a patient expect from stem cell therapy?
Typically patients will experience some level of soreness and bruising lasting roughly a week as a result of the bone marrow harvesting procedure. Additional complications have not been observed. Over a hundred studies and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety and minimal side-effect profile of stem cell therapy.