The benefits of a stem cell transplant can last a long time.
According to the National Institutes of Health, stem cells self-renew and produce progeny to replace dying or damaged cells throughout an organism’s lifetime. Because of these unique characteristics, stem cells are traditionally thought to be immortal and exempt from aging.
As the body ages, however, some patients may experience a re-occurance of symptoms over time. When this happens, the patient may wish to consider a “booster” transplant to maintain overall health and limit symptoms.
This may be particularly true in stem cell treatments for orthopedic concerns such as knee, back, and joint pain. In this case, results may vary in terms of how long pain relief lasts. Several studies using stem cells as a treatment for arthritis, for example, have shown results lasting anywhere from six months to several years.
Our science team can answer your questions on what you can expect from a stem cell transplant procedure.