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Angel Di Maria gets stem cells for World Cup final

In ALL ARTICLES, CELEBRITIES & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on July 8, 2014 at 11:07 am

Angel di Maria now joins the ranks of professional athletes who turned to stem cell treatments for healing from injury or performance enhancement.  This long list includes such notables as Peyton Manning, Bartolo Colon, Jarvis Green, Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Tiger Woods (if you believe the rumors) and many more.

 

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Angel Di Maria to undergo stem cell treatment to play the 2014 World Cup final

by Tom Conn | Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014

Argentine international winger, Angel Di Maria suffered a torn right hamstring in Friday’s 1-0 win over Belgium and despite being ruled out of action for the remainder of the tournament, Di Maria Is undergoing stem-cell treatment in hopes of making the 2014 World Cup final next weekend.

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According to Spanish sports daily, AS, Di Maria is so determined to join his teammates, should they reach the World Cup final, that he has decided to undergo stem cell treatment, similar to that used by Diego Costa ahead of the Champions League final, in order to fight for football’s grandest prize.

The medical procedure is used to regenerate damaged cells using the patient’s own healthy cells, with the primary object being to reduce inflammation and repair the torn muscle tissue.

In addition to the treatment, Di Maria will also undergo the standard treatment for this injury; ice, kinesiology, electro pulse stimulation and some rehabilitation exercises in the swimming pool.

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World Cup Soccer Players Could Benefit from Stem Cell “Repair Kit” – twitter moms: the influential moms network

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on June 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm

A decade ago, stem cells and World Cup soccer would have been considered an unusual pairing yet today they can easily be found on the same playing field. Recent reports indicate that some players in top-tiered soccer leagues are storing their infants’ stem cells for possible use as a “repair kit” for future injuries.

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“As a footballer, if you’re prone to injury it can mean the end of your career, so having your stem cells – a repair kit if you like – on hand makes sense,” said one unnamed Premier League player from England in a 2006 story in the London Times. “We decided to store our baby’s stem cells for possible future therapeutic reasons, both for our children and possibly for myself.”

Stem cells defined as ‘mesenchymal’ stem cells are of increasing interest to the field of regenerative medicine because they are able to become many different types of cells including bone, cartilage, tendon and more. One example of a possible application for these cells would be for the treatment of damaged knee cartilage, which is a very common athletic injury that can occur while playing sports or exercising. As a result of the injury, the joint becomes inflamed and painful. Injection of stem cells can potentially lead to cartilage rejuvenation.

via World Cup Soccer Players Could Benefit from Stem Cell “Repair Kit” – twitter moms: the influential moms network.

Soccer dads tackle injury by storing baby stem cells – World – smh.com.au

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 18, 2009 at 4:16 pm
SOCCER INJURIES PROMPT STEM CELL SAVING

SOCCER INJURIES PROMPT STEM CELL SAVING

Soccer dads tackle injury by storing baby stem cells

LONDON: Top British footballers are storing stem cells from their newborn babies as a potential future treatment for their own injuries on the pitch.

Five professional footballers are known to have frozen cells taken from the umbilical cord blood of their babies, which could be used to treat cartilage and ligament problems, The Sunday Times reported.

via Soccer dads tackle injury by storing baby stem cells – World – smh.com.au.

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