An elbow injury can permanently damage your life. Lifting materials, washing dishes, and participating in sports all feel impossible with a weak elbow. There are numerous medical procedures for your elbow pain but most of these procedures are slow and do not lead to a full recovery. One procedure that offers new hope is stem cell therapy.

Stem cell therapy is relatively new, but it is a simple procedure. The therapy takes advantage of your bodies on resources to fix your elbow injuries. The doctors take a syringe and extract material from your bone marrow. This bone marrow material contains material, but also contains valuable stem cells. After extracting the material, the material must go in a centrifuge. The centrifuge purifies the stem cells to optimize their healing ability. After a few days, the stem cells are ready. Doctors then inject the stem cells into your elbow, and the recovery can begin.

Stem cell therapy is relatively new, but it has an incredible success rate. Patients typically recover from the injuries with months, and they return to the lifestyle they once enjoyed. Sports, work, and daily life is all possible after this procedure. The results make choosing stem cell therapy the clear choice.

Suffering from an elbow injury is incredibly frustrating, but if you choose the right therapies, then your body can quickly recover from the injury. For more information on this treatment give us a call at 323-285-5300 or visit our Stem Cell Therapy Website.

Posted on November 12, 2018 by:

An elbow injury can permanently damage your life. Lifting materials, washing dishes, and participating in sports all feel impossible with a weak elbow. There are numerous medical procedures for your elbow pain but most of these procedures are slow and do not lead to a full recovery. One procedure that offers new hope is stem

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Using Stem Cells to Remove Acne Scars!

At MetroMD we make use of stem cells for treating the condition of acne scarring. Many of our patients come to us with severe scarring from acne. This is acne they had when they were teenagers and may now have lived with for two or three decades.

We use a very important technique of breaking the skin with a CO2 laser. We use a laser which allows portals of entry, very microscopic tiny holes in the skin, so that the stem cells may migrate down through those portals and restore the structure.

What the stem cell does, once it has an access through the skin, the dermis, it will migrate down through these “portals”, we call them, and then spread out along the base of the dermis, and at the base of the floor of these acne scars.
With time we see a building up of tissue; we see improvements. What we like to do is use a three-step process where we exfoliate the skin, shear off the top layers of skin, and then apply the stem cells, and then repeat the process in six to eight weeks. This is repeated for a total of three passes with the laser. It’s very effective; we see changes very rapidly.

The most important thing is that patients should regard this as a three-step process, and not expect to have everything done following the first treatment. We have a very great success rate. We are very pleased with what we’re seeing, and the stem cells represent a great step forward in the treatment of acne scars. If you have questions regarding acne scarring and the use of stem cells, call us at 323-285-5300.

Posted on October 1, 2018 by:

At MetroMD we make use of stem cells for treating the condition of acne scarring. Many of our patients come to us with severe scarring from acne. This is acne they had when they were teenagers and may now have lived with for two or three decades. We use a very important technique of breaking

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The Right to Try Bill and Stem Cell Therapy!

This year in 2018 the “Right to Try Bill” was passed. This bill allows patients in the US to seek and obtain non-FDA approved treatment here on US territory. This means a door has been opened for stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy can now be given to a patient with chronic conditions in the US under this Bill but have to follow the following guidelines.

Stem cell treatments that are not FDA approved can now be administered. However, the patient must be shown and told these procedures are not approved. Many areas of stem cell therapy are not approved. Even if a patient is receiving these under the bill we do not know the true efficacy of the treatment. For instance today in 2018 we do not know if stem cell therapy
will treat MS. However, we do no it is a safe treatment and by far the potential benefit outweighs the risk.

This bill will allow patients with COPD, MS, Alzheimer’s, and other degenerative diseases access to stem cell therapy here on US soil. They can now obtain the care under US physicians guidance and help achieve maximum care.

At our state of the art facility, MetroMD has provided over 1000 cell-based cases to date. The quality and efficacy of these treatments is always the highest priority of MetroMD. We always aim to give our patients the best treatments available and our goal is to improve their quality of life.

MetroMD was established in 2009 and was opened to provide this high quality of care procedures. Head physician Dr. Martin, stem cell biologist Devin Stone and Hollywood Presbyterian hospital put their efforts together to open this clinic and provide services to the community and world alike.

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Posted on September 21, 2018 by:

This year in 2018 the “Right to Try Bill” was passed. This bill allows patients in the US to seek and obtain non-FDA approved treatment here on US territory. This means a door has been opened for stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy can now be given to a patient with chronic conditions in the

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Thinning hair or balding is an issue millions of Americans deal with. A variety of factors effect this from stress, environment to genetics it’s impossible to determine the exact cause. However, it is possible to treat balding or alopecia with stem cells.

When stem cells are activated in the hair follicles they have shown to regenerate growth. Hair follicles treated with stem cells have shown to become reactivated during a new hair cycle. Typically when hair follicles fail to activate a person begins to suffer from balding or hair loss.

This treatment is an effective way of reactivating the hair follicles and combating hair loss. At MetroMD we offer this treatment via injections and would have you come in for a consult prior to beginning treatment to ensure you’re a good candidate. Other treatments that help with hair growth include PRP or platelet-rich plasma which is found in your own blood.

We can combine these treatments in order to see the best results. You can contact us for a consult or email us with any questions at info@metromd.net

Posted on August 8, 2018 by:

  Thinning hair or balding is an issue millions of Americans deal with. A variety of factors effect this from stress, environment to genetics it’s impossible to determine the exact cause. However, it is possible to treat balding or alopecia with stem cells. When stem cells are activated in the hair follicles they have shown

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Hip and Ankle Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis (OA)

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive, debilitating disorder that affects a large number of the elderly and middle-aged population.  In 2012, approximately 8 million people in the United Kingdom and 27 million in the United States were affected by OA.
 Although current treatment strategies may decrease symptoms and improve function, they do not affect the continued breakdown of cartilage due to a myriad of factors and often times are temporary interventions on the road to eventual joint replacement or other surgical therapy.
It is well known that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the potential to proliferate and differentiate into cartilage and bone. In addition, MSCs are well recognized for their immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory capabilities.  Several studies have been performed in recent history examining the efficacy of MSCs in joints of animal models with OA with beneficial long term results.  In human studies,  the large majority of patients treated for mild-moderate osteoarthritis of hip and ankle pathology exhibited therapeutic benefit which included increased walking distance without pain, decreased subjective pain scores, and improved cartilage distribution in previously damaged areas confirmed by MRI.
At MetroMD, we are pleased to offer stem cell therapy for a wide variety of joint injuries, including hip and ankle, performed under fluoroscopic guidance, to assist in the natural regenerative capacity of the body to prevent more invasive intervention that may often be further debilitating and requiring a tenuous recovery course.
Injections are performed in office by our highly trained physician team utilizing the highest quality of banked chord blood stem cells derived from verified donors.  Side effects are minimal beyond local irritation of the infection site.
The post-injection therapy course requires a period of minimal weight bearing on the joint ranging from 6-8 weeks followed by a graded return to daily activities.  Follow up visits are then spaced every 8-12 weeks for approximately 12 months to gauge efficacy of therapy and to assess if adjunct treatment may be necessary.
Please contact MetroMD if this therapeutic course is of interest you and you wish to have a consult with one of the members of our physician team!

 

Posted on May 8, 2018 by:

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive, debilitating disorder that affects a large number of the elderly and middle-aged population.  In 2012, approximately 8 million people in the United Kingdom and 27 million in the United States were affected by OA.  Although current treatment strategies may decrease symptoms and improve function, they do not affect the continued

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Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries

As society becomes more informed about the chronic and acute healing process of musculoskeletal tissue injuries, the use of biological treatments becomes more widely accepted. One of these biological treatments, called stem cell therapy, is a new and promising treatment that has been found to reduce pain and improve mobility in patients with orthopedic conditions like arthritis without the need for surgery.

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy is the treatment of illnesses using naturally occurring cells in the body that have the capability to differentiate (turn into different cell types) and promote tissue regeneration. One specific variety of stem cells used in orthopedic stem cell treatments is Mesenchymal, which can produce ligament, bone, cartilage, and tendon tissue. These cells emit chemicals (cytokines and growth factors) that decrease inflammation, inhibit tissue breakdown, and trigger cell repair.

Orthopedic Conditions Treatable with Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy has successfully been used to treat many injuries and diseases. Orthopedic conditions that have been treated with stem cell therapy include acute and chronic injuries of the muscle, tendon, cartilage, bone, and ligament. A few specific conditions that are candidates for stem cell therapy include:

  • Tendon Injuries like partial tears of the shoulder’s rotator cuff
  • Back pain caused by degenerative discs and facet joint
  • Arthritis of joints (like the hip, elbow, and knee) and osteoarthritis

Before you are considered a candidate for stem cell therapy, you will have to undergo an orthopedic evaluation, which often includes getting an x-ray and MRI scan. If you are healthy, you will most likely not need any other special laboratory testing.

Posted on December 27, 2017 by:

As society becomes more informed about the chronic and acute healing process of musculoskeletal tissue injuries, the use of biological treatments becomes more widely accepted. One of these biological treatments, called stem cell therapy, is a new and promising treatment that has been found to reduce pain and improve mobility in patients with orthopedic conditions

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How Stem Cell Injections Can Help with Knee and Joint Pain

Men and women living with knee and joint pain understand the negative toll it can take on their everyday lives. Not only can this pesky pain cause individuals to avoid athletic activities, it can also impact their ability to take part in everyday events. If you are tired of suffering from knee and joint pain, you may be able to benefit from stem cell injections. Read on to learn more about this effective treatment option.

About Stem Cell Injections

When dealing with knee or joint pain, amniotic fluid stem cell therapy can often help. The stem cells used in this therapy are retrieved from the amniotic sac, not the embryo, and have anti-inflammatory properties. These cells work to restore damaged tissues for long-term results, unlike cortisone, which only offers temporary relief. Containing hyaluronic acid, these cells also help to lubricate the joints for easier and more comfortable mobility.

Why Choose Stem Cell Injections?

Amniotic fluid stem cell therapy is a safe and effective treatment, boasting many benefits. Because these types of stem cells come from an immunoprivileged site, patients tolerate this treatment extremely well. The stem cells work to naturally stimulate tissue and cartilage growth for effective and long-term pain relief.

Patients who are located in the Hollywood, CA area and are interested in learning more about stem cell injections can contact MetroMD today to schedule their consultation. MetroMD offers a selection of stem cell therapy treatments to cater to an array of patients.

Posted on June 22, 2017 by:

Men and women living with knee and joint pain understand the negative toll it can take on their everyday lives. Not only can this pesky pain cause individuals to avoid athletic activities, it can also impact their ability to take part in everyday events. If you are tired of suffering from knee and joint pain,

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