You can be sure that when progress arrives, the new medical technology will cost a pretty penny. At least it has so far–cost a fortune in the US but affordable in Mexico. Furthermore, once the new way proves itself, the US is much slower to approve it. The rest of the world takes advantage as soon as possible.
Stem Cells Ride Robots, Medical Tourists To Mexico Take Note: knee pain
For example, do your joints hurt? Especially your #knee? In theory, your #stem cells (MSC, of the mesenchymal variety) can repair all sorts of damage in our bodies. Your knees also. However in practice, it’s been hard to deliver your MSCs to your knee and nowhere else. That could change.
Damaged #cartilage does not heal well on its own. Hence it’d be a prime beneficiary of stem cell therapy. That is, if targeted well. Current injection methods are not very effective.
But some researchers have now invented “#microrobots” to do the job. The microrobots are tiny spheres with pores where MSCs can reside. Doctors set up a magnetic field then use #magnets to guide the microbots to the bad cartilage. Next doctors wrap a magnetic band around the knee to keep the microbots in place. Then the MSCs go to work. The stem cells differentiate themselves and turn into healthy tissue.
Stem Cells Ride Robots, Medical Tourists To Mexico Take Note: next steps
In the lab, researchers have already tested this technique on rabbits. Happily, the tests were a success. The stem cells healed the damaged knee cartilage. After those successful tests, the next step is clinical trials.
Once those trials prove the microbot rides for MSCs work, then finally people with joint pain can find relief. How soon will that be? There is no timeline.
Meanwhile, there are therapeutic treatments you can already use that work well. Contact DocTours for more information. And to arrange your visit to our specialist and all else.