Bone building:

Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone
tissue and loss of bone density over
time.



BONE BUILDING USING STEM CELLS
Italian doctors report that they have
used adult stem cells to regenerate
bone lost through severe gum disease
in patients. Dr. Marco Baldoni and his
team at the University of Milan treated  
patients with periodontitis experiencing
receeding gums and the destruction of
gum and bone tissue.
In a ten-year study, the Italian
researchers found that lost bone could
be regenerated using adult stem cells.
Patients had some of their bone
marrow adult stem cells removed and
cultured on a special collagen protein
support, then the cells were injected
into affected bone. Within a few
months, the adult stem cells had
entirely regenerated the bone lost
through disease. So far, the procedure
has been used for seven patients, in
every case successfully.
According to Dr. Baldoni:
"In fact, the preliminary results indicate
that the level of bone regeneration is
even greater than those obtained with
traditional methods."
Adult stem cells certainly give you
something to chew on. Regrowth of jaw
bone is just the most recent example of
using adult stem cells for patients to
stimulate hip bone growth and to repair
non-healing bones.



CELLING TECH USING STEM CELLS
TO GROW BONES
The patient's own stem cells has been
shown to effectively grow bone,
especially in nonunions, that is broken
bones that do no heal.
During the procedure the patient's
own bone marrow cells are
concentrated in a machine made by
Celling Technologies. The surgeon
returns the concentrated
wound-healing cells back to the injured
site. The cells will release growth
factors, immune responses and have
the potential to develop into new
bone-forming cells.
This method also used in a variety of
sports-related and orthopedic  
procedures.
CELLING TECH