It is our mission to create a new standard of care to improve the quality of life for our patients through innovation and development of new procedures in the realm of Stem Cell therapy by repairing function, reducing pain, and promoting growth in a more natural way.
Our regenerative medicine practices are proven safe and effective and presents patients with a long-lasting solution. For this reason, the use of cellular therapy, IV infusions, and hormone replacement may help a patient avoid future surgery, reduce recovery time, and restore strength.
What we offer:
PRP Injections are a form of regenerative therapy where a patient’s own blood is used to naturally heal injured tissue, decrease pain, and prevent further injury. What is a Platelet-Rich Plasma injection?
PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma” – a concentrated version of blood that is rich with healing and growth factors. PRP can be used for regenerative injections, in which a patient’s own blood is used to deliver those healing factors directly to injured tissue, in order to decrease pain and heal certain injuries. PRP therapy utilizes platelets taken from the patient’s own blood to rebuild damaged tendons or cartilage. Platelets normally circulate within the blood stream and responsible for blood clotting and initiating a healing response in acute injury.
PRP is most commonly used for chronic muscle or tendon injuries that have not healed with initial treatments (activity modification, physical therapy, etc).
Common treatable conditions:
- Tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Patellar tendinitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- UCL tears
- Knee osteoarthritis
During a PRP injection, blood is drawn from the patient and put into a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma. The platelet-rich plasma is then transferred into a syringe to be injected into the injured area. Often times an ultrasound machine is used to guide the needle directly to the injured tissue. The procedure typically takes 30-40 minutes to complete done at the office in a comfortable environment. Patients return home the same day and are often able to work the following day. During the treatment there may be some discomfort with the injection of the platelets, and after the treatment there may be a temporary increase in pain, swelling and bruising.
For one month after the injection, patients need to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS); however, acetaminophen may still be used. Following the injection, activities often need to be modified for 2 weeks. After that, formal physical activity is commonly resumed to help maximize healing.
AmnioFix is an injection that uses growth factors and cytokines that effectively reduces inflammation, scar tissue formation, and enhances healing of micro-tears in soft tissue. AmnioFix is an injectable bioactive tissue which contains growth factors and cytokines that effectively reduces inflammation, scar tissue formation, and enhances healing of micro-tears in soft tissue. The AmnioFix injectable is human amniotic membrane grafted in a powder form that is mixed with an anesthetic for injection into the injured area.
AmnioFix promotes faster healing, reduces recovery time, reduces inflammation, and reduction in scar tissue. The amniotic membrane tissue for AmnioFix is donated by healthy consenting mothers undergoing scheduled cesarean sections. The amniotic membrane is the cover that was surrounding the baby and is typically discarded after the baby is born. The recovery of the membrane does not affect the baby or the delivery process. Therefore, the donation process does not share the ethical concerns associated with embryonic tissue. All tissue donors are tested similarly to tests performed for donated blood. The amniotic membrane undergoes a specific process to thoroughly cleanse and preserve the tissue. AmnioFix allografts are procured and processed in the United States according to the standards and/or regulations established by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and the United Stated Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Before treatment, the patient will be scheduled for an evaluation and likely some diagnostic imaging such an X-ray or MRI to determine if AmnioFix is the right treatment for your condition. After treatment the site might appear red and be tender to the touch. The procedure might cause some soreness that may last for up to 2-3 days. The patient will be scheduled for a follow-up with your doctor 8 weeks following your AmnioFix treatment.
A2M (Alpha 2 macroglobulin) is a natural powerful healing molecule that is present in our own blood and is our body’s major defense mechanism against arthritis and degeneration of the spine and joints. It is mainly produced by the liver, and also locally synthesized by macrophages, fibroblasts, and adrenocortical cells.
A2M is used to prevent cartilage breakdown in patients, promote tissue growth and support the overall restoration of an affected joint. In concentrated doses, A2M acts as a powerful protector against cartilage and spinal disc breakdown and further degeneration. A2M also has growth hormone binding sites which can aid in the restoration of joints and discs. This is a superior example of how regenerative medicine treatments activate the body’s own natural healing mechanisms to repair and restore without incisions, trauma, general anesthesia or the lengthy recovery period that is common with surgery.
Unlike pain medications which simply mask pain symptoms and have multiple side effects; A2M addresses and treats the underlying causes of the pain conditions, naturally.
Overall benefits to A2M treatments are to relieve pain, promote tissue growth, and support over joint restoration.
Some patients may require only one treatment while others may require repeat treatments. It depends on a patient’s specific conditions and how severe the injury is. Often, patients come for regenerative medicine treatments after they have developed a significant degenerative condition and have tried multiple other treatment protocols
Bone Marrow Concentrate
BMC (Bone Marrow Concentration) is a procedure in which stem cells are extracted out of a patient’s bone marrow, concentrated in a centrifuge, and then re-injected into an area that is causing pain. This procedure is a on the cutting edge of stem cell treatments and has the ability to treat a variety of issues such as Osteoarthritis and a wide variety of tendon injuries. BMC is also a viable alternative to many joint replacement surgeries.
Conditions that are commonly treated with a Bone Marrow Concentrate are:
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Joint and Sacroiliac Joint Arthritis
- Tendon Injuries
- Muscle Injuries
- Ligament Sprains
- Rotator Cuff Tears or Tendonitis
- Golf/Tennis Elbow
- Bicipital Tendonitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Ankle Sprains or Ligament Injuries
- Achilles Tendonitis or Partial Tears
Before the procedure there will be a consult with the physician to ensure that you are a good candidate for this procedure. After this you will have an appointment at our surgery center. The procedure will be with the physician drawing out your bone marrow through your hip bone. The bone marrow will then be concentrated and purified to allow us to collect the stem cells within your bone marrow. Then these stem cells will be injected into an injured area under the guidance of a fluoroscopy or ultrasound machine.
The procedure usually takes about an hour and a follow up visit will be scheduled for 3-4 weeks after the injection. Once the procedure is completed there may be an achy or sore feeling near the injection site. This achy or sore feeling is actually a positive sign that the healing effects of the BMC have started working. This effect should dissipate after a few days.