PRP & Stem Cells PRP
Stem cells are key factors important in wound healing
What Conditions Benefit From PRP?
PRP treatment works best for chronic ligament and tendon sprains/strains that have failed other conservative treatment (physical therapy, rest, medications), including:
- Rotator cuff injuries, including partial-thickness and full-thickness tears
- Tennis & golfer’s elbow
- Hamstring and hip strains
- Knee sprains and instability
- Patellofemoral syndrome and patellar tendinosis
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendinosis & plantar fasciitis
- Sports hernias & athletic pubalgia
- Knee, hip, and other joint osteoarthritis
NOTE: Most insurance plans, including Medicare, do NOT pay for PRP injections.
Stem Cell Therapy
BMAC (Bone marrow-derived stem cells)
Stem cells are gathered by aspirating bone marrow from the back of a patient’s pelvis. One can expect only minimal discomfort from the procedure. The aspirate includes platelets, mesenchymal stem cells, and other kinds of stem cells used in adult stem cell therapy. The bone marrow is placed inside a special machine and this process separates the platelets and stem cells from the remainder of the blood products. It is this concentration of bone marrow—called BMAC, or bone marrow aspiration concentrate—that is reintroduced to the injured area during stem cell therapy.