Regenerative Therapies

Stem Cell Therapy

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem Cell Therapy uses amnion allograft (tissue graft) to add natural growth factors to treat site specific parts of the anatomy.  It helps modulate inflammation, reduce scar tissue formation, and enhance healing. Growth factors are powerful agents that our bodies produce to signal cells to help the site heal.  The therapy will also help your own cells regenerate the damaged tissue.

There have been 226 different growth factors, specialized cytokines and enzyme inhibitors identified in amnion allograft therapy.  The amniotic membrane tissue is donated by healthy consenting mothers undergoing scheduled Cesarean sections during normal, healthy childbirth.  Tissue donors are tested for infectious diseases, similar to blood donation. The amniotic membrane then undergoes a validated proprietary process to thoroughly cleanse and preserve the tissue.

How does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

Stem Cell Therapy takes advantage of the body’s ability to repair itself.   Our Board Certified Physicians inject amnion allograft into the affected area. These growth factors stimulate the release of the body’s own stem cells and have anti-inflammatory properties, similar to corticosteroids.

While steroids provide a decrease of inflammation and pain, stem cells actually restore degenerated tissue while providing pain relief. The growth factors in our amnion allograft injections replace damaged cells in your body. Additionally, they contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing pain and helping to restore mobility.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

What exactly is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is blood plasma with concentrated platelets and multiple growth factors. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain very large reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors and signaling proteins that initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.

These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing in tissues such as meniscus (knee) and rotator cuff tissue, bone and articular cartilage regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the wound healing process.

How does it work?

The PRP signaling proteins attract stem cells to repair the area of injury. PRP Therapy is a treatment option for various orthopedic injuries and condition, which have traditionally required surgery or other extensive treatments. PRP injections are being utilized in Orthopedics with increasing frequency and effectiveness.

How is it done?

A small amount of blood is taken from the patient’s arm. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and separates the platelets from the rest of the blood components.

Using the patient’s own blood, specifically prepared platelets are taken and re-injected into the affected area. These platelets release special growth factors that lead to tissue healing. By using the concentrated platelets, we increase the growth factors up to eight times, which promotes temporary relief and stops inflammation. PRP injections actually heal the area over a period of time. This can be done anywhere from one to three months.

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