with cultured stem cells
First center worldwide to prove scientifically
that tendon CAN be regenerated.
New tissue is generated to make it seem that injury never occured.
The sole center worldwide to have proven
it can regenerate tendon
At ITRT we are world pioneers in tendon regeneration, that is, we can create new tissue to make an injury permanently a thing of the past. For the first time ever, we have proven scientifically what we already have seen in our daily clinical experience: that tendons can have a second life.
We have clinical experience with virtually every tendon in the human body, namely the patellar tendon, the Achilles tendon and the Harmstring, to mention just a few. MRI from a 86 years-old patient is included below. He presented a frayed Achilles tendon, with a 3 cms break. The evolution of the injury after treatment him with cultured stem cells can be observed. 8 months later, the injury was virtually healed and 24 months later, the tendon was brand new and completely unlike the previously frayed tendon.
The American Journal of Sports Medicine acknowledges our scientific evidence
ITRT has just presented the results of a clinical trial with cultured mesenchymal stem cells that show, for the first time, that tendon can be regenerated.
The results indicate an unprecedented degree of regeneration of the tendon structure in 100% of patients, who resumed their practice of sports within 2 months.
The prestigious journal American Journal of Sports Medicine, has recently published the results and acknowledged them as “one of the most outstanding advances of recent decades”.
This disease is caused by inflammation of the tendon resulting from overload when performing repetitive high-demand movements, which can lead to rupture.
It very commonly affects both amateurs and elite professional athletes such as basketball players, tennis, soccer and volleyball players, skiers and regular runners.
Over the past 20 years, we have presented scientific evidence and recently have been the first center to demonstrate clinically that new tendon tissue can be created and that it is possible to recover from injury as if it had never happened.
Patellar Tendinopathy, also known as “jumper’s knee” is caused by an overload in the extensor mechanism of the knee, both from jumping and from frequent changes in direction.
This injury is caused by excessive load on the Achilles tendon and often occurs when the intensity or duration of exercise increases. This overload can cause a partial or even total rupture of the tendon.
It causes pain on the back of the leg or above the ankle, which usually happens after sports.
This injury can affect any tendon in the human body. At ITRT we have experience with virtually all of them:
- Patellar tendon
- Achilles tendon
- Supraspinatus tendon
- Epicondyle tendon
- Other tendons