Vienna. Almost every sixth Austrian has joint problems, often caused by wear and tear or sports injuries. Those affected suffer from pain and reduced mobility. Now, medicine has come a significant step closer to its goal of regenerating damaged joints, using stem cells from the body’s own adipose tissue.
“It has been known for about ten years that body fat contains stem cells that are responsible for the healing of tissue,” reports the Viennese physician Karl-Georg Heinrich. “By transplanting the patient’s own fat stem cells, we support this natural healing mechanism,” he explains. The stem cell joint treatment is carried out on an outpatient basis. (red)
Published in Medianet on May 3, 2019.