What are the advantages of Regenerative Medicine Treatments?
- Less expensive then surgery
- Little to no recovery
- No incisions or scarring
- No long term effects
- Done during an office visit
- May take the place of needing surgery
- Fast results
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cells are “harvested” or removed from the patient usually from the iliac crest of the patient. The Stem Cells are then prepared in a laboratory to be re-introduced into the patient. Many painful joints such as knees, hips, shoulders, and even the spine can be treated through this type of regenerative medicine. Most patients report a significant improvement in a short period of time.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma “PRP” Therapy is proving to be quite effective in restoring damaged tissue. A sample of platelets are taken from the patient, enhanced in a laboratory setting, and then replaced back into the patient at the area of damage. The body is then prompted to begin a more effective healing (regenerating) process. PRP has been favored by athletes and active individuals, young and old, as being an effective means of recovering from an injury.