The Knee and Health Institute under the direction of Prof. Schoettle has an above-average experience not only in orthobiology but also in cell therapy for general physical regeneration. Since 2006, Prof. Schoettle is one of the first doctors to use orthobiological blood plasma products (PRP, ACP) for the treatment of sports injuries.
Moreover, since 2013, he has a comparatively large expertise in the clinical application of mechanically and enzymatically fat derived, mesenchymal stem cells not only in orthopedics but also in general regeneration. In contrast to the treatment with hyaluronic acid or cortisone (in acute cases), cell therapy is not only a symptomatic treatment, but primarily a regenerative treatment in which the body’s own cells are used to heal injuries or slow down aging processes. This isolated form of orthobiology (in orthopedics) and cell therapy (in general regeneration) is primarily successful in purely degenerative or injury-related situations where there are no mechanical or functional problems. In these cases, it makes sense and accelerates the healing when the cell therapy and orthobiology are combined with corrective measures such as physiotherapy, insole restorations or even minor surgical procedures.
In the Knee and Health Institute we differentiate between three cell therapy procedures, which we will introduce to you below and in which Prof. Schoettle is considered a recognized specialist:
- Blood plasma therapy, which uses the body’s own blood to produce growth factors and exosomes to activate local stem cells Mechanically processed stem cell therapy from body fat – SVF – in which the stem cells are separated from fat using mechanical techniques only, not changing the cell in its original status. These cells can be used in joints as well as in soft tissues such as skin and wounds.
- Enzymatic stem cell therapy from body fat – or high-potency SVF – in which the stem cells are separated from the fat with the help of an enzyme and thus can be used not only locally in joints and soft tissue but also systemically in the bloodstream and thus have an almost infinite range of indications