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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a conservative, safe approach to natural healing. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute or chronic pain and to accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints. The healing factors of PRP stimulate blood flow and other growth factors to help restore the compromised tendons or cartilage and boost the body’s own natural healing process.
Blood is composed of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Platelets play a critical role in healing as well as possibly improving pain from degenerative conditions such as arthritis. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm, placed into a sterile container, then into a centrifuge to separate the layers of blood. The PRP is then extracted and injected into the anesthetized area to be treated. This is often performed under ultrasound to provide maximum visualization of the target site.
The entire procedure is done in office in less than one hour. Most patients are able to return to normal activities with no significant down time. Most insurance companies do not allow a benefit for regenerative therapy. Ask your 306-ORTHOPEDIC physician if you are a candidate for this procedure.
STEM CELL THERAPY/REGENERATIVE INJECTION THERAPY may be an option to assist in maintaining an active lifestyle after suffering a debilitating injury or disease. This is a natural tissue-based therapy having been shown beneficial to the body’s own healing process.
After more than 20 years of research and over 200,000 procedures, Amniox (maker of Clarix-flo) has demonstrated safe and effective use of umbilical cord and amniotic membrane for treating a variety of conditions. Unlike any other tissue in the body, the umbilical cord has several innate biological factors that promote tissue growth and healing. These factors make this an ideal tissue for use as a regenerative therapy. Clarix-flo Injectable Therapy may help patients who are suffering from inflammation, restricted range of motion, or scar tissue formation.
This procedure is performed in office and the tissue is carefully screened for safety based on FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and AATB (American Association of Tissue Bank) regulations.