Frequently Asked Questions

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are naturally occurring cells in your body that can adapt into specialized cells—including muscle, tendon, and ligament cells—and can produce more therapeutic stem cells.

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a form of medical treatment that uses human cells or tissues to restore a patient’s normal function without surgery or medications. In the case of autologous regenerative medicine, the patient’s own cells or tissues are used to stimulate healing.

Am I a candidate for regenerative medicine?

Any patient with recurring pain in the hands, wrists, knees, or ankles is a potential candidate for regenerative medicine.
Below we’ve included a list of some common injuries treated by SCT:

• Knee Osteoarthritis
• Hip Osteoarthritis
• Shoulder Osteoarthritis
• Elbow Osteoarthritis
• Ankle Osteoarthritis
• Sports Injuries

At this time, we do not provide treatments for the below:

  • Systemic conditions
  • Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Post joint replacement

Please note: these lists are not complete, but provide a guideline. If you’re not sure if your condition is treated, please reach out to us.

How painful is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is relatively pain free. You may experience some discomfort during the procedure but the physician will apply a local anesthetic to the area prior to the procedure to maximize your comfort.

How long does the procedure take?

Procedure lengths vary, but treatment is typically done on an outpatient basis. Reinjection of stem cells and other tissue can be performed immediately following extraction of the cells and tissue, with some procedures complete in as little as 15 minutes.

When will the treatment show results?

Patients typically show results within the first 1-3 months, although timing varies depending on the case.

When can I get back to normal activities?

Your ability to get back to normal activities depends on the type of procedure you’ve had and your level of normal activity. Patients involved in low impact activities may be able to get back to their routines within a week. Patients involved in high-impact activities could need up to six weeks to get back to their regular routines.

How can I get started with regenerative treatment?

If you’re interested in getting started with regenerative medicine, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with a doctor who can find the right regenerative treatment path for you.

Does MDBiologix disclose treatment costs?

MDBiologix does not provide treatment costs or diagnostic information. Each treatment is evaluated on a case by case basis. If your injury is treated by Stem Cell Therapy, we will have a Physician get in touch with you to discuss further.

How does MDBiologix work?

MDBiologix exists to connect prospective candidates who may benefit from Stem Cell Therapy to a Physician nearby.