Regenerative Orthopaedics uses cutting-edge technology to stimulate and accelerate the healing process. Depending on age, health and the severity of condition treatments may include; stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and other non-operative treatments.
These therapies are performed as a same day, office-based procedure and require minimal recovery time for patients. Although success may ultimately depend on the site and severity of the injury, improved pain and function can last for years.
PRP and Stem Cell Injections & Regenerative Therapy
While stem cells have the ability to differentiate and form brand new cells, platelets are a small fragment of blood cells, which help in clotting and enhance the healing process. The growth factors present in the platelets work to simulate those cells essential for a quicker recovery. An added benefit of PRP is that the patient faces less risk of infection or allergic reactions due to the procedure, as the injected platelets are of their own blood. This combined with the fact that the procedure itself is quick and does not require general anesthesia or a prolonged recovery makes it a viable option for situations where standard treatments have proven to be ineffective.
Platelets are cells that clot blood and contain over 300 active growth factors. They also contain hormones that help to facilitate growth and healing. The process of extraction followed by centrifugation of the blood allows platelet-rich plasma to be separated from the original sample which is then injected into the site of the injury. For those patients whose tissues are aging and therefore have a slower or reduced ability to repair and regenerate, the growth factors in PRP can help to improve the body’s healing ability.
- Long-term pain relief
- Quicker recovery time
- Improved function
- Improved healing potential
Common Areas of Treatment:
- Tendon or Ligament injury (tear, sprain)
- Muscle Strains
- Articular Cartilage Injury
PRP treatments are available from many of the SRO surgeons. SRO offers patients in-house diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, sports injury prevention, as well as advanced surgical treatments in joint replacement, sports medicine, spine care, trauma care, hand, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow and general orthopedic surgery. To learn more and to make an appointment call 707-546-1922 or use our online form.