Not All Stem Cell Therapies Are Created Equal

Stem Cell Therapy

                                                                                                                 by: Laura Lendermon, MD

Patients are bombarded with healthcare treatment options and while it is smart to research physicians, new technologies and treatments-it is our job as providers to ethically and responsibly educate patients.                                                                            

Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine is on the forefront of offering new, alternatives for treating patients less invasively for a host of conditions. So why is this revolutionary field of orthopedics and biological therapies gaining so much attention? Because a high success rate in healing bone, muscle, joint, soft tissue and nerve injuries has led to patients returning to normal function with less pain.

  • So what decisions do we face as we delve into this exciting advancement:
  • Who are the ideal patients?
  • Which systems offer the best harvesting and processing technology?
  • Do you choose autograft or allograft tissue ?
  • Which cell extraction- adipose tissue vs. bone marrow- is better for which conditions and where does PRP fall in the continuum of care

Being the 1st practice in Memphis to offer autologous, in-office stem cell therapy and after treating over 500 patients since 2014, we have found a high success rate with the following patients.

Active Adults want to return to normal activity without pain. Below are some of the most common conditions that we can be addressed with biologic grafting.

Competitive Athletes want to return to their sport rapidly. Regenerative therapy has been very effective in treating these patients.

Adolescents are experiencing many injuries due to younger entry into organized sports, which over-stresses growing or immature tissue. These soft tissue injures are treatable with biologic grafting.

Indications for Stem Cell Therapy

  • Degenerative Arthritis: Knee, Hip, Shoulder, Ankle

  • Knee & Hip Pain

  • Tennis Elbow/Golfer's Elbow

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Tendon Tears

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

  • Low Back Pain

"Why wouldn’t we offer an alternative to total joint replacement or joint fusion for patients who have been diagnosed with “bone-to-bone” arthritis? Although we cannot “cure” arthritis, pain and function can be drastically improved."

What we found is regenerative therapy accelerates the body’s natural 3 phase healing process: inflammation phase-proliferative phase-remodeling phase. To learn more about these exciting treatment options contact us:




Laura Lendermon, MD

Stem Cell Therapy- Regenerative Medicine is an exciting and revolutionary field of orthopedics involving biological therapies that help your body heal itself. Stem Cell Center of Collierville @ Lendermon Sports Medicine was the 1st practice in the Memphis market to offer in-office, autologous stem cell treatments. Our experience with over 500 patients to date has resulted in a high success rate in healing bone, muscle, joints, soft tissue and nerve injuries.