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Hospitals and medical centers performing Cartilage Regeneration Stem Cell Treatment.

GARM - Global Alliance For Regenerative Medicine

GARM is an established leader in the field of Regenerative Medicine. Numerous highly regarded and reputable physicians, surgeons, and experts from various countries have aligned and created cutting-edge treatment protocols that allow patients to improve their quality of life

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Cartilage Regeneration is treated at GARM - Global Alliance For Regenerative Medicine

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 47 healthcare centers, more than 4.000 hospital beds and 8.000 associ.

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Cartilage Regeneration is treated at Grupo Quirónsalud

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Cartilage Regeneration is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

Kardiolita Hospital

At Kardiolita Private Hospital, we perform all types of cardiac surgery of various difficulty levels. Our most experienced cardiac surgeons have 40+ years of experience and a record of 5000+ surgeries performed.

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Cartilage Regeneration is treated at Kardiolita Hospital

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Cartilage Regeneration is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The mission of the Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Department is to utilize transplantation therapies to eliminate cancer and provide personalized patient care.

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Cartilage Regeneration is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Hospital Quirónsalud Málaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Cartilage Regeneration is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

Health & Wellness Bazaar, Inc.

Health & Wellness Bazaar is an elite network of Board-Certified English-speaking doctors in strategic locations in Mexico and Latin American specializing in Orthopedics, Cardiology, Regenerative Medicine, Bariatrics, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, and Pain Management.

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Cartilage Regeneration is treated at Health & Wellness Bazaar

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Cartilage Regeneration is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Evaluacion Antiedad

A private clinic specializing in stem cell treatments for a variety of conditions, including parkinson's, diabetes, cerebral palsy and stroke, as well as using stem cells in anti-aging treatments.

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Cartilage Regeneration is treated at Evaluacion Antiedad

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About Cartilage Regeneration Stem Cell Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is cartilage?

Cartilage is a smooth elastic yet resilient tissue. It provides a rubber-like padding which protects the end of joints. It is a structural component of the ear, ribcage, nose, invertebral discs, bronchial tubes and much more. Cartilage is stiffer than a muscle, but not as rigid as a bone.

Cartilage is made up of chondrocytes, which are specialized cells that produce abundant ground substance and collagenous extracellular matrix. Cartilage is avascular and aneural; it does not contain nerves or blood vessels. Cartilage does not repair.


Functions of cartilage

Cartilage has the main function of holding tubes in the body open. Examples include the:

  • Ala of the nostrils
  • Rings of the trachea
  • Torus tuberous
  • Cricoids cartilage
  • Pinna of the ear

Types of cartilage

There are three types of cartilage which are differentiated by the relative amounts of proteoglycan and collagen present. They include:

  • Elastic cartilage
  • Hyaline cartilage
  • Fibrocartilage

What is cartilage damage?

Cartilage lacks its own blood supply and because of that, it is extremely hard to duplicate or restore once damaged. Cartilage regeneration is usually done for joints that have healthy but damaged cartilage. Cartilage damage is usually caused by:

  • Congenital abnormalities such as misalignment
  • Trauma
  • Injuries such as sports injuries
  • Hormonal or idiopathic disorders which affect joint and bone development
  • Repetitive use of the joint
  • If cartilage is worn or damaged, it causes the joint to become stiff and painful. It also reduces the range of movement. In cases where the cartilage is completely worn away, the affected joints are left without a cushion and rub against each other.
  • Due to stress on the ends of bones, bone spurs or osteophytes may also form at the joint margins. This results in poor function, loss of movement and significant pain.
  • Cartilage damage can begin as a ‘pothole’ or cartilage lesion. If left untreated, it enlarges with time until all surrounding cartilage is worn away.
  • Because cartilage has a very small ability to repair itself, untreated lesions even when small can lead to osteoarthritis.

Can stem cells be used to regenerate cartilage?

Stem cells are cells produce in the bone marrow which has the ability to differentiate into different cells and help in regeneration of tissue. Mesenchymal stem cells can naturally differentiate into fibrous tissue, bone, and cartilage.

The most common stem cells used today are bone marrow and fat. Presently there is evidence that bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells can regenerate cartilage better than fat mesenchymal stem cells.

Modern procedures for cartilage regeneration use stem cells and techniques that are specially designed to heal the cartilage defect.


Advantages of using stem cells for cartilage regeneration

  • Inflammation is controlled
  • Helpful growth factors are released which help in repair
  • Damaged or dying cell are recharged
  • Stem cells help other cells produce proteins which help initiate repair

Complications of cartilage damage

  • Further deterioration of the joint and osteoarthritis if articular cartilage is affected
  • Breathing problems if the airway cartilage is damaged
  • Cosmetic problems if cartilage of the nose or ear is affected

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