Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma is an advanced regenerative medical therapy that uses the body’s own natural healing mechanisms to heal injured soft tissue, including tendons, muscles, and ligaments.  Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is isolated from the patient’s own blood by obtaining a blood sample (the same as having your blood drawn for a lab test) and then processing the sample in a centrifuge.  This processing  technique allows us to obtain a small amount of plasma with an extremely high concentration of platelets – this is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).  The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is then injected into the injured area to help promote healing.
 
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) works in several ways: 1) Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) initiates wound repair by releasing specialized growth factors to activate and amplify the body’s natural healing mechanisms,   2) Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) suppresses cytokine release and limits localized inflammation allowing for improved tissue healing and regeneration, and 3) Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) produces specialized signaling proteins that attract white blood cells (WBCs), enhancing the body’s ability to fight localized infections.

Stem Cell Therapy

iStem cells are undifferentiated progenitor cells that have the potential to develop into just about any specialized tissue.  Modern stem cells therapy uses adult stem cells harvested from the patient’s own body.  This type of autologous harvesting involves the least risk as the immune response is minimized and can often be non-existent.  The stem cells play an key role in regenerating and thus healing tissue at the cellular level.  Adult stem cell therapy has been used to treat patients suffering from osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and ligament or cartilage damages.
 
Adult stem cells are derived from the patient’s bone marrow.  Next, a unique solution containing platelet-rich plasma and the harvested stem cells is created and injected into problematic regions such as degenerated joints, ligaments, herniated discs, muscles, etc.  A cascade of self-repair activities at the cellular level starts as the patient’s own newly activated stem cells start to develop into the required cell types including osteoblasts (bone cells) and chondrocytes (cartilage cells).