News About Stem Cell Therapy
For patients suffering from chronic joint and disc pain, stem cell signaling therapy provides an excellent alternative as a non-invasive treatment. Regenerative therapy has also been effective in treating lung dysfunction and systemic diseases. Stem cells are better known as medicinal signaling cells (MSCs), and their extracellular vesicles (exosomes), or amnion and amniotic fluid can be delivered through injections and help repair damaged or degenerated tissue. The process is relatively simple and done on an outpatient basis, utilizing a fluoroscopic procedure with the patient under local anesthesia. Stem cell exosomes or amnion and amniotic fluid allograft signal repair and repress inflammation, thus resulting in decreased pain and long-lasting relief. The treatments help improve function and mobility for patients.
Platelet Rich Plasma / PRP
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an advanced regenerative therapy that uses the patient’s own blood components to help rebuild damaged tissue. Upon blood drawing into a sterile tube (in the exact same manner as a standard blood sample) and derived separation, a concentration of platelets is formed in the plasma. This platelet concentrate is a source for growth factors essential for tissue homeostasis/regeneration, development of new blood vessels and other related healing processes. PRP therapy is a proven technology for using your own cells to accelerate the body’s natural healing process, without entailing it to significant risk
How does PRP work?
A sample of blood is taken from the patient, so it is considered a relatively low-risk treatment with essentially no risk of allergy and with excellent potential to improve healing time. The blood is then processed to separate the PRP from the whole blood. Approximately 10 minutes later, the PRP is ready for treating the damaged area. These concentrated platelets facilitate the body’s natural healing processes through the release of growth factors and other regenerative molecules. This will enhance tissue healing cascade and ultimately result in the desired regenerative process.
What Injuries can be treated with PRP?
Several clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP injections have improved function and decreased pain in various orthopedic conditions, including, but not limited to: tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tendonitis/tears, hip bursitis, chronic neck and back conditions, ankle, wrist & knee tendonitis/sprains, and hamstring strains
Regenerative medicine is constantly progressing in terms of treatment options. Exostome Therapy is a non-surgical form of regenerative medicine. Exosomes are extracellular vesicles derived from placental cells. They signal the dormant stem cells in your body to regenerate or repair damaged cells, and address inflammation. Exosomes aid in the movement of proteins, lipids, and genetic material that are transported to other cells, where they aid your body in repairing damaged tissues.
Exosome therapy may be used for the following:
- Degenerative disk disease
- Autoimmune disorders
- Chronic Cardiopulmonary diseases
- Musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain
- Cartilage Degeneration – Therapy for Bone-On-Bone issues
- Cartilage, ligament, tendon damage
- Nerve injury
- Joint pain issues and dysfunction
- Knee injuries
- Rotator cuff injury – Therapy for shoulder pain
- Meniscus damage – Therapy for knee pain
- Allograft Amnion and Amniotic Fluid Therapy
Human allograft comprised of amnion and amniotic fluid, providing a liquid allograft to aid in the healing and repair of chronic conditions. It contains key growth factors, cytokines, amino acids, carbohydrates, hyaluronic acid, extracellular matrix proteins, and cellular components recognized as intrinsic to the complex healing process.