Regenerative Medicine involves the use of injection techniques to stimulate repair and strengthening of ligaments, tendons, fascia, and cartilage in order to normalize joint function, mobility, and stability. PRP is utilized both during surgical repair and in office procedures.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a unique and very exciting form of medical therapy that offers a promising solution to promote and accelerate healing in injured or damaged tissues. The patient’s own growth factors are used to stimulate healing of damaged tendon, ligament, fascia, and joint structures
How does PRP work?
After an injury, the initial healing process is often limited in joints, ligaments, and tendons, where blood flow is limited. In these situations, healing is impaired and a chronic cycle of degeneration can begin. The healing cascade is initiated by bleeding from microscopic and other tissue tears, with the release of platelets from the bloodstream into the tissue tears. Once activated, platelets release an enormous variety of healing proteins called growth factors, which have been shown to accelerate tissue and wound healing. These released growth factors attract Mesenchymal Signalling Cells (MSC’s), which then induce more reparative cells to participate in the healing process.
PRP therapy reproduces this natural process by injecting the damaged tissue with concentrated platelets, and this dramatically enhances tissue recovery. It provides a vigorous “kick start” to the repair process.
Stem Cell Treatment
How do Stem Cells actually work to bring about healing?
Stem Cells are the cellular building blocks of the 220 cell types within the body. The Stem Cells used by Stem Cell Of America remain in an undifferentiated state and therefore are capable of becoming any tissue, organ or cell type within the body.
Stem Cells also release Cytokines. Cytokines are cell-derived, hormone-like polypeptides that regulate cellular replication, differentiation, and activation. Cytokines can bring normal cells and tissues to a higher level of function, allowing the body’s own healing mechanisms to partner with the transplanted Stem Cells for repair and new growth.