Stem Cell & Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Your Body’s Secret Weapon

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 degenerative spinal discs, 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, and 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 shoulders, hips, knees, hands and feet. 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 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 and Stem Cells Come From?

STEM CELLS

Stem cell treatments are unique because they help the body jumpstart the healing process. Our practice uses a sterile, closed surgical technique to obtain the stem cells.

Our practice uses stem cells from a purified amniotic source. The cells are derived from placental tissues acquired from living, healthy donors after full term pregnancy and a scheduled Caesarean section.

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 Procedures Work?

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Collection Process

Stem Cells: Our practice uses a placental stem cell product, in which the cells are derived from tissues acquired from living, healthy donors after full term pregnancy and a scheduled Caesarean section.

Platelet-Rich Plasma: a small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system.

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Isolation of Cells or Platelets

A high concentration of cells or platelets are isolated by being centrifuged at high speeds with a specialized system.

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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?

Placental tissues contain a high concentration of stem cells. 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.

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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. What would it mean to you if you could alleviate knee pain without a knee replacement? Regenerative therapy is intended to have lasting results, which would achieve the goal to heal injured tissue, and not just mask the pain.



Quick Healing

Regenerative medicine procedures are ideal for individuals with chronic knee joint pain, however, it has also been shown effective for a number of ailments including tendonitis, ACL injuries, arthritis of the knee, hip or shoulder, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, hip bursitis, patellar tendon injury, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon injury.

Cost

The cost of a regenerative therapy procedure varies, based on your treatment. Subsequent injections normally have a reduced cost after your initial procedure. Call 304-925-3535 to receive pricing information for your specific regenerative therapy treatment.

Recovery Time

Although recovery times vary, patients generally begin to see improvement in pain and mobility after 4 to 6 weeks. Improvement will continue for up to 6 months. Regenerative therapy patients experience fast recovery and are soon back to their usual daily activities without the need for a lengthy recovery.

Benefits

The procedure typically takes less than an hour and relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays. Most patients are able to return to work the day after the procedure. Regenerative medicine procedures are safe and effective, and performed by a highly qualified physician.

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Is Regenerative Therapy Right for You?

Finding relief for your pain can be challenging, and we understand how important physical mobility is to you. Dr. Saldanha, a highly skilled pain doctor, can accurately diagnose your pain and evaluate whether regenerative therapy is the best treatment option for you.

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