Orthopedic Stem Cells and Plasma Rich Blood Platelets

Stem Cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma Stem Cell Activation

An important point to note is that there is no debate that freshly isolated Adult Stem Cells which have not been activated are essentially useless as opposed to Adult Stem Cells which have undergone proper activation.

In platelet-rich plasma applications Growth Factors  from the patient’s own circulating blood platelets are used to activate the Adult Stem Cells harvested from the same patient.

Healing is a complex process, involving a mechanism of complex cascading regulatory events at both the molecular and cellular levels.  Growth factors are secreted by a wide variety of cells to regulate the wound healing process in an orderly manner. Over the last decade, various Growth factors, including platelet-derived growth factor have been used to accelerate the healing process.

Orthopedic Stem Cell and Plasma Rich Blood Platelet Procedures offer an exciting alternative for people suffering from joint pain, or who may be considering invasive surgery for joint replacement. Our patients can avoid the long periods of downtime and painful rehabilitation that typically follow these invasive surgeries.

How does it Work?

We know that Stem Cells are in all of us and that they act as the repair cells of the body. We also know that as we age or get injuries, we sometimes can’t get enough of these critical repair cells into the area they are needed in.

Our Orthopedic Stem Cell and Plasma Rich Blood Platelet Procedure solves this problem by placing, amplifying and activating your body’s natural repair capabilities.

The Orthopedic Stem Cell and Plasma Rich Blood Platelet Procedure begins by taking Stem Cells from your body. In addition, some blood is also taken from your arm. These are sent to a lab for processing. These cells are amplifying and activated and then re-injected into the area in need of repair. This is done with image guidance from fluoroscopy or ultrasound.

Typically these Stem Cells expand to up to 1,000 times more cells than what was initially harvested, and they are activated and stimulated.

What makes our procedures different than same day stem cell procedures?

Some Stem Cell Centers (US), use techniques where the cells are processed and injected the same day. These procedures are significantly less likely to result in any long term improvements. In our process your cells are cultured for about two weeks to get more cells and activated to insure long term results.

The requirement is to deliver a much greater numbers of activated stem cells to the injured area than a simple one day process can achieve.

Don’t be fooled by so called super platelets, getting Stem Cells to expand and become the necessary repair cells takes the correct amount of time and activation agents.

Orthopedic Stem Cells and Plasma Rich Blood Platelet Treatments