WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Our goal is to provide you with the latest in affordable, minimally invasive therapies to help acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. Our physicians are experienced in the field of regenerative medicine and have years of experience in advanced interventional pain management techniques. While regenerative therapies have shown a significant improvement in many orthopedic conditions, they are not a cure-all or appropriate for all ailments. Your doctor will present you with an honest opinion on your options. We invite you to schedule a consult with one of our regenerative specialists to determine your candidacy.
We prefer to use the term “regenerative medicine” over stem cell therapy, as it describes a more complete and complex interaction between mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), growth factors, and existing cells and tissues in the body. A simple definition of a mesenchymal stem cell is a basic precursor or “progenitor” cell capable of differentiating into tissues such as bone, cartilage, and muscle. They also act to direct an elaborate process of healing and cell signaling, much like the conductor of an orchestra. These are your own bone marrow-derived stem cells.
PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Like bone marrow, PRP has been used for decades to help heal tissue in both animals and humans. It consists of platelets concentrated anywhere from 2-5 times baseline, and the surrounding plasma. Platelets contain a vast array of growth factors that help to decrease inflammation and to bring in new blood vessels to the injured area to help it heal. The white and red blood cells are usually depleted, although depending on the injury or condition, white cells may be used for therapeutic benefit. PRP is typically used for painful tendon and ligament injuries but has also been used in painful spinal discs, and arthritic joints.