In many cases, healing wounds can be complex in patients with diabetes. Sometimes the blood supply to the affected organ is poor. In other situations, the surrounding tissue is just not healthy enough to support the healing process.
For these special cases, wound care clinics employ a variety of treatment therapies, cutting-edge medications, and advanced wound dressings. In some cases, wounds are still seemingly impossible to heal.
There is growing literature suggesting that autologous stem cells may aid in the healing of some of these difficult cases. Stem cells have also been used in treating burns, and in some cases, have reduced or eliminated scarring when used to help close and heal incisions.
“Cell therapy” can be defined as a set of strategies which use live cells with therapeutic purposes. The aim of such therapy is to repair, replace or restore the biological function of a damaged tissue or organ. Thus, the use of stem cells…