Regenerative Medicine

PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA):

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections can be used to treat a variety of injuries and painful conditions involving tendons, joints, ligaments and muscles throughout the body.  Some examples include joint pain, tendon injuries, spinal arthritis, and ligament sprains. PRP consists of cells and growth factors from your blood to stimulate healing via a reduction of inflammation and healing of degenerative effects and injury.  PRP works with other cells interbody to stimulate tissue regeneration.  PRP contains platelets that release growth factors and proteins to promote tissue repair.  PRP also contains plasma and several proteins that reduce pain and inflammation.  PRP is collected from blood through a traditional blood draw in the office.  The collected blood is then processed into PRP in a matter of minutes.  Ultrasound or X-ray guidance is used to provide the most precise injection of PRP to the site of injury.

STEM CELL - BMAC:

Bone marrow contains cells that have been noted to improve circulation, decrease inflammation and regenerate healthy tissue.  Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) is a regenerative therapy procedure that uses cells, patient's bone marrow to initiate healing for a number of conditions.  BMAC contains a high number of concentrated regenerative cells that provide a robust healing response to damaged tissue.  BMAC can be used to treat various joint pains, tendon pains, and ligament injuries and enhance the body's natural healing mechanisms.  The bone marrow aspirate is harvested from the back of the hip crest after local anesthetic has been injected.  This is performed in a sterile procedural setting where sedation can be utilized for maximal patient comfort.  The aspirate is then transferred to a centrifuge where the stem cells and other important components can be concentrated.  This concentrate is then injected into the injured tissues using ultrasound or X-ray guidance.  

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