Regenerative medicine therapies can be used to treat acute or chronic pain conditions related to degenerative disease. Regenerative therapies include obtaining concentrated platelets, growth factors or adult stem cells to accelerate the healing process.
What Is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative Medicine therapies are performed as outpatient procedures. They involve an injection of concentrated growth factors or stem cells to regenerate and heal tissues in joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments.
These therapies can be used to treat acute or chronic pain conditions related to degenerative disease. Regenerative therapies include obtaining concentrated platelets, growth factors or adult stem cells to accelerate the healing process.
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What Can Stem Cell Therapy & Platelet Rich Plasma Treat?
Chronic Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic joint pain. Osteoarthritis involves the entire joint, including the nearby muscles, underlying bone, ligaments, & connective tissue. In osteoarthritis, the supportive tissue called cartilage degenerates, leading to inflammation and pain. Platelet rich plasma and stem cells contain a concentrated source of anti inflammatory proteins that aid the healing process.
Symptoms And Solutions
This type of arthritis is common in feet and patients will often complain of joint stiffness, throbbing, and swelling. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but regenerative medicine therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and bone marrow derived stem cell therapy are a new generation of treatments that have been proven to be safe, effective, and have lasting results.
Where Do Platelet Rich Plasma & Stem Cells Come From?
Stem cell treatments are unique because they help the body jump start the healing process. Our practice uses a sterile, closed surgical technique to obtain the stem cells.
The bone marrow is a rich source of adult stem cells. Bone marrow aspiration is a quick and simple outpatient procedure to derive regenerative mesenchymal cells and growth factors to heal and restore injured tissues.
Platelet Rich Plasma
When your body is injured, its first natural response is to flood the area with growth factors that promote healing. These growth factors are released by platelets. They work to stimulate the healing process. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy optimizes the body’s healing process by placing a high concentration of platelets directly into the injured area.
To harvest PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system. This blood is centrifuged at high speeds to isolate the growth factors and platelets. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection, and a low risk of allergic reaction.
How Do Stem Cell & PRP Therapy Work?
- Collection Process
- Stem Cells: Aspiration of Bone Marrow or Adipose in a specialized container
- Platelet Rich Plasma: A small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system
- Isolation of Cells or Platelets
- A High concentration of cells or platelets are isolated by being centrifuged at high speeds with a specialized system
- Injection Process
- The stem cells and PRP are then accurately injected into the injured tissue or affected site using ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance
An Alternative Stem Cell Method: Allograft Tissue
An alternative method in receiving stem cell therapy is through allograft tissues (from a purified amniotic source). These are collected from living healthy donors. These tissues have been shown clinically and scientifically to support soft tissue repair, reduce inflammation and minimize scar tissue formation. Tissues include a number of structural proteins, growth factors and cytokines, which promote cellular proliferation, new collagen formation and reduce inflammation.
Where Do They Come From?
A high concentration of stem cells are found in placental tissues. These stem cells are derived from tissues acquired from living, healthy donors after full term pregnancy and a scheduled Caesarean section. These tissues are minimally processed and preserved to maintain the natural properties of the placental tissues. Stem cells taken from allograft tissues have the ability to be transferred into another human being.
You may be a candidate for this cutting-edge treatment. Find out today by calling 358-770-7203.
Why Choose Regenerative Therapy?
Reduce the Need For Major Surgery
The need for surgery can be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses. Because the goal of regenerative therapy is to heal injured tissue and not just mask the pain, it could prove to have lasting results.
Many professionals and athletes have undergone regenerative therapy to help them heal more rapidly from an injury and get back to full activity. Regenerative medicine procedures are ideal for individuals who face ailments such as: patellar tendon injury, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon injury.
Stem Cell Therapy
This state-of-the art medical treatment combines the latest scientific research and medical technology, with a focus on non-surgical treatment. Stem Cell Therapy utilizes the potential of your own bodies growth factors and enhances the body’s natural repair process. Stem Cells are typically derived from your own fat or bone cells. Both a rich source of adult stem cells Bone Marrow and Fat Tissue is acquired with a special collecting system and then spun at a high speed to isolate the stem cells. The Stem Cells are then carefully injected into the site where the damaged tissue exists and the healing regeneration begins. Most patients find themselves back in their daily routine the day after the procedure. Healing gradually happens over the course of 2-6 weeks and can continue for up to 6 months.
Stem Cell Therapy Procedures can treat a wide variety of conditions including, but not limited to:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Achilles Tears
- Ankle and Foot Arthritis
- Ankle Sprains
- Cartilage Defects
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Whether you are an elite athlete or a “Weekend Warrior,” PRP is an effective and safe nonsurgical therapy to treat some forms of chronic pain. To harvest PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system. This blood is then spun at high speeds to isolate the growth factors and platelets. Once PRP is obtained, it is injected into and around the point of injury to jump-start the healing process. The injection procedure is usually completed in less than 15 minutes. PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets and regenerative growth factors directly into the area in need. Because your own blood is being used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection, and a low risk of allergic reaction. Although recovery times can vary, patients generally begin to see improvement in pain and mobility after 4 to 6 weeks. Improvement will continue for up to 6 months.
PRP Therapy is Used for a Variety of Conditions:
- Arthritis of the Joints
- Foot and Ankle Pain
- Ligament, Cartilage, and Tendon Injuries
Frequently Asked Questions:
A: Because each patient’s treatment plan is different, the cost varies case by case. Once you’ve had a consult with one of our physicians, we’ll review your treatment plan with you.
A: These procedures are currently not covered by insurance. Although these treatments are paid out-of-pocket, you’re investing into your overall health and wellbeing. Call us today to learn more about any finance options we have available.
A: Regenerative medicine refers to the use of healing properties found within the human body to promote regeneration. The most common treatments include, stem cell therapy, PRP therapy, and other biologics derived from a purified source (cord blood, cord tissue, amniotic tissue).
A: If you noticed your condition listed (see above), you’re likely a candidate for a regenerative treatment provided at our clinic. If you have any questions about your specific condition, give us a call or schedule a visit with Dr. Sekulic.
A: Depending on which treatment you receive, the procedure time ranges from 30min. – 1hr. These are non-invasive procedures with very little downtime post treatment.
A: Results will vary depending on the severity of the patient’s condition and the treatment plan used. Patients normally experience improvement within the first few weeks. The damaged tissue will continue to regenerate gradually over the next few months which will improve the overall pain level, mobility, and functionality of the treated area.
A: The treatments provided at our clinic are non-invasive and has little downtime after procedures. Most patients can return to work within 1-2 days after their treatment, but it is advised that they refrain from any heavy physical activity. Refer to your physician after your treatment for post-care instructions.
Two advantages of a stem cell injection over surgery are:
- No need for hospital stay
- No prolonged recovery
Healing gradually happens over the course of 2-6 weeks and can continue for up to 6 months.