Many doctors have specific criteria when recommending stem cell therapy. A small amount of evidence shows that stem cell therapy can aid those suffering from severe arthritis, yet it especially benefits those with more milder cases.
Stem cell therapy can help many avoid knee surgery. Due to its increase in stem cell use in treating arthritis, many cases show reduce pain a repairing of cartilage in the knees. Though blood supply is limited in the knee, restricting the function of the stem cells, many people still find respite from their pain that results in overall well-being.
Much early research has shown the restorative effects of stem cell therapy in arthritis-stricken animals. As such, it is used by many veterinarian clinics. In addition to healing the damaged tissue, stem cells reduce the immune response of the body that may detriment the healing process—yet
the body is still able to resist infection and disease.