Stem Cell

Stacey D. McClure, MD, PLLC

Sports Medicine Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon located in Phoenix, AZ

Stem cell therapy uses the human body’s most adaptable and powerful cells to help you heal faster and more efficiently. Phoenix orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Stacey D. McClure, MD, PLLC, offers stem cell therapy as part of a treatment plan to help you recover and regain full function. Use the online scheduler or call the office today to book an appointment.

Stem Cell Q & A

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are cells that have no specific type. They can morph into any other kind of specialized cells in your body, as needed, or they can make new “daughter” stem cells, as well. Stem cells are particularly important in the world of medicine because they can replace damaged or diseased cells and help you heal faster after injury or surgery.

Where do stem cells come from?

Stem cells come from several possible sources. In stem cell therapy, which involves the injection of concentrated stem cells, Dr. McClure may harvest the stem cells from an area like your hip. However, adult stem cells aren’t the most powerful stem cells available.

Amniotic stem cells are the most powerful ones available, and that’s why Dr. McClure uses products like amniotic allografts during surgery. Amniotic allografts are taken from the amniotic membrane and its surrounding fluid. This is the inside part of the human placenta, which sustains a baby until they’re born. These tissues are so powerful because they contain many growth factors that stimulate healing along with collagen and other powerful healing substances.

How do stem cell allografts work in surgery?

After Dr. McClure repairs your damaged tissue, he covers the area with stem cell allografts, which work as a kind of barrier, just one of several significant benefits they offer. Stem cell allografts also help prevent scar tissue buildup, they help reduce inflammation, and they can greatly enhance the rate of healing by providing new stem cells directly to the area where you need them.

Is stem cell treatment safe?

Absolutely. Dr. McClure uses stem cell products taken from elective Cesarean section deliveries, with the mother’s full knowledge and consent. The tissue is only used after a thorough screening process.

The tissue in the allografts is obtained using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure that you get only clean and sterile tissue during your stem cell procedure. 

Want to learn more about how stem cell therapy can help with your procedure or treatment? Use the online scheduler or call Stacey D. McClure, MD, PLLC, to book your appointment today.