Stem cell

TENDINOPATHY
TREATMENT
ITRT

Stem cell

TENDINOPATHY
TREATMENT

ITRT

tendiopatia

Tendinopathy
Changing our patients’ quality of life

47

stem cell treatments

95%

effectiveness

Tendinopathy
Changing our patients’ quality of life

47 |

stem cell
treatments

95% |

effectiveness

What is

tendinopathy?

What is

tendinopathy?

Tendinopathy is a tendon inflammation. It is generally produced by mechanical tendon overload when realising repetitive movements that put excess stress on the tendon; in more advanced cases, it may lead to a partial rupture of the tendon.

It is common in athletes involved in sports, such as basketball, tennis, football, volleyball or paddle, as well as in runners. It affects both amateurs and elite professionals, among which it has a prevalence of up to 50%.

Lesions can occur in different tendons of the body.

Patellar tendon

Patellar tendon or patellar tendinopathy, also known as “jumper’s knee”, is due to a repetitive overload on the knee extensor mechanism caused by movements, such as jumping and landing, as well as constant changes in direction.

It is usually perceived as pain just below the kneecap.

Achille
tendon

Achilles tendon is a lesion caused by the excessive load on the Achilles tendon, often when the intensity or duration of the load increases. It is frequent in sports related to running and jumping.

It causes pain in the back of the leg or above the ankle, which generally appears after an athletic activity.

Other
tendinopathies

Tendinopathy can affect different tendons in the body, and at ITRT we have experience in the treatment of:

  • Patellar tendon
  • Achilles tendon
  • Hamstring tendon
  • Supraspinatus tendon
  • Epicondyle tendon
  • Other tendons

Tendinopathy Treatment with expanded mesenchymal stem cell

Tendinopathy Treatment with expanded mesenchymal stem cell

At ITRT we are global pioneers in achieving decreased pain, reduced inflammation of the affected area, and, in the case of a rupture (GAP), tendon regeneration using expanded mesenchymal stem cells in patients affected by tendinopathy.

Our clinical trial involving patients with patellar tendinopathy rupture (GAP) has shown very promising preliminary results, demonstrating pain relief, restructure and regeneration of the tendon tissue.

Up to now, the processes of bone marrow harvesting and cell inoculation, after the expansion process, have shown that they are safe methodologies, without evidence of adverse effects.

Our process
Stem Cell Tendinopathy Treatment

  • 01. Assessment

    The medical team assesses the patient and his medical history in order to offer the best solution in each case.

  • 02. Authorisation request to health authorities

    The Spanish Medicine Agency (AEMPS) authorises and controls each treatment.

  • 03. Bone marrow harvesting or adipose tissue obtaining

    Stem cells are obtained by bone marrow harvesting, specifically from the posterior area of the iliac crest bone. It can also be obtained by adipose tissue liposuction.

    Extraction is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require hospitalisation.

    It is performed by local anaesthesia and sedation, and lasts approximately 20-30 minutes.

  • 04. Isolation, culture and expansion of expanded mesenchymal stem cells in the accredited laboratory

    The aspirated sample is sent to the laboratory responsible for selecting adult stem cells, culturing and expanding them.

    For each patient, a dose is prepared according to the indication, and the maximum viability of the cells is guaranteed.

  • 05. Application of expanded mesenchymal stem cells

    Stem cells received from the laboratory are injected into the affected area.

    The application procedure is performed with or without sedation and does not require hospitalisation.

  • 06. Follow-up

    The medical team closely monitors each case to control its evolution.

Our process
Stem Cell Tendinopathy Treatment

  • 01. Assessment

    The medical team assesses the patient and his medical history in order to offer the best solution in each case.

  • 02. Authorisation request to health authorities

    The Spanish Medicine Agency (AEMPS) authorises and controls each treatment.

  • 03. Bone marrow harvesting or adipose tissue obtaining

    Stem cells are obtained by bone marrow harvesting, specifically from the posterior area of the iliac crest bone. It can also be obtained by adipose tissue liposuction.

    Extraction is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require hospitalisation.

    It is performed by local anaesthesia and sedation, and lasts approximately 20-30 minutes.

  • 04. Isolation, culture and expansion of expanded mesenchymal stem cells in the accredited laboratory

    The aspirated sample is sent to the laboratory responsible for selecting adult stem cells, culturing and expanding them.

    For each patient, a dose is prepared according to the indication, and the maximum viability of the cells is guaranteed.

  • 05. Application of expanded mesenchymal stem cells

    Stem cells received from the laboratory are injected into the affected area.

    The application procedure is performed with or without sedation and does not require hospitalisation.

  • 06. Follow-up

    The medical team closely monitors each case to control its evolution.

Scientific endorsement

Scientific endorsement

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