Your Body’s Secret Weapon
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A high concentration of cells or platelets are isolated by being centrifuged at high speeds with a specialized system.
The stem cells and PRP are then accurately injected into the injured tissue or affected site using ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance.
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.
You may be a candidate for this cutting-edge treatment.
Find out today by calling 304-925-3535.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t let pain control your life. Call 304-925-3535 to find out if you’re a candidate for regenerative therapy!