Regenerative therapies may be the perfect alternative to joint replacement and/ or certain orthopedic surgeries. In fact, research from 2013 by the Arthritic Foundation at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, suggested Stem Cells can someday replace Hip Replacement
Regenerative therapy augments and facilitates your body’s natural ability to repair and restore itself-a true healing solution. Our non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures offer unique solutions for those suffering from chronic joint, spine, and musculoskeletal pain.
Things to know about regenerative medicine:
Our procedures are backed by real, up-to-date science, and we make sure each patient is getting the highest quantity and quality of regenerative components.By using live cells from your own body, we deliver the most active cells to aid in the healing process.We utilize a suite of cutting-edge complementary treatments to augment your stem cell and regenerative medicine treatments.
There is much confusion and there are many doctors claiming they are using stem cells, when in fact, they are not. Do not get fooled by others who use placenta, amniotic or umbilical cells and try to pass them off as active stem cells.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Stem Cell Concentrate (BMAC)
When stem cells are taken from bone marrow and inject back into the patient to expedite healing.
Bone Marrow contains both mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as well as hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Both of these Bone Marrow Stem Cells guide tissue healing through their communication with other cells in the region.
Due to their plasticity, they can form into other cells as well.Stimulate the release of additional stem cells from the local bone marrow, as well as releasing growth factors and cytokines to aid in healing.
Because your own stem cells are used, there is no risk of transmitting infection and a very low risk of an allergic reaction or immune rejection.Due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, recovery and after care are straightforward.
Not all stem cell procedures are created equal.Our bone marrow aspiration technique is pain-free and ensures the highest amount of available stem cells from the bone marrow.We also use a processing technique that creates a pure and concentrated stem cell product that preserves the highest concentration of MSCs and HSCs.
Our kits utilize a closed system ensuring that no outside agents can enter the sample once drawn from our patients, protecting against infection.
Stem cell therapy is a treatment used for some common orthopedic conditions. It can be extremely beneficial for injuries to a joint, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage because these structures have poor blood supply. Structures that do not receive enough blood supply have a hard time healing because the healing nutrients found in the blood cannot make it to the injury site. This is also true with scar tissue.
PRP/Platelet Rich Plasma Injection
Our blood is made of red and white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. After an injury occurs, platelets are the first responders to the site and release signaling molecules called cytokines and healing proteins called growth factors.
Cytokines are small proteins that allow your cells to “talk” to each other to optimize immune response and healing. Growth factors in the body do the work and heal the damaged tissue. Next, white blood cells, which also release growth factors, are summoned to the injured area to help heal.
How Does it Work?
The procedure starts with a simple blood draw.The blood sample is then placed in a centrifuge that spins at a high speed, separating the platelets from the other components of whole blood.Concentrated platelets and white blood cells are removed and separated
The platelets are injected into the injured tissue under ultrasound guidance for pinpoint accuracy.A PRP injection with a high concentration of platelets, containing powerful growth factors and cytokines, can offer up to 10 times more healing agents compared to what the body can produce on its own.
Not all PRP procedures are equal.We use other nutritional compliments and a unique processing technique that differentiates our PRP procedure from most.
PRP is a treatment that can be used for some common orthopedic conditions.It can be extremely beneficial for injuries to a tendon, ligament, or muscle.
PRP/Stem Cell Therapy can help the following:
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Hip Pain
- Ankle and Foot Joint Pain
- Elbow Pain
Ultrasound Guided Injections:
For decades, many interventional procedures have been done blind, guided solely by palpating anatomical landmarks. While that may have worked for many years, there is now a better way.
It is now the Gold Standard of care to use imaging guidance such as ultrasound or fluoroscopy in order to safely and accurately perform musculoskeletal injections.
Ultrasound guidance allows real-time, dynamic visualization in order to avoid injuring surrounding structures such as vessels and nerves.
It exponentially increases accuracy in hitting your targeted tissues.Using ultrasound technology, small rotator cuff tears and meniscus tear can be identified, and injected directly, when needed.
At USA Sports Medicine, every procedure is performed with either ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance allowing for accuracy in locating the point of injection, thereby maximizing benefits of healing and/or pain relief.