Stem Cell Bone Repair
By Zach Simon and Seth Meisner
What is it?
Are there downsides to the treatment?
Athletes who have had Stem Cell Treatment
He used his own stem cells taken from his body and injected them into his neck/collarbone in order to help heal his neck injury that happened earlier in the year, in order to help him get back on the field quicker.
Chris had his own stem cells from his bone marrow inserted into hos own knee in order to heal the cartilages around his knee. This was after he tore his meniscus during the season but decided to play the season throughout.
Kobe traveled all the way to Germany in order to repair the knee he broke in the 13-14 NBA basketball season. He had his own stem cells removed from his blood and implanted in his already arthritic knee.
What is the Benefit of This Treatment? and How does it Affect the Person Physically?
Using the stem cells allows for parts of the body to heal faster than normal, or grow back parts of the body that would never grow back. Such as cartilage in the knee, which would not grow back, or heal major bone breaks to heal faster. It affect the person by healing their bones faster andmore efficiently than before.