Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine: Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Aspirate

Regenerative Medicine: Apex Biologix – Summa Pain Care

This practice is proud to use Regenerative Medicine services through Emcyte. Emcyte has become a leader if the field of regenerative medicine. Emcyte provides the equipment and assistance for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP has been shown to be an effective tool in the healing and recovery from osteoarthritis and tendon and ligament injuries like tennis elbow, rotator cuff tear, or chronic ankle injuries, and some evidence has been emerging that it can be helpful in pain from the spinal disc as well. Stem Cell therapies offer an intriguing approach to previously difficult conditions such as avascular necrosis but can be helpful in the more common arthritis and cartilage changes found in us all. This practice is also able to offer the Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA) procedure for stem cell therapy. Our body produces many types of cells in bone marrow that promote tissue healing and repair. These include stem cells, growth factors, white blood cells, and platelets. Stem cells have the ability to stimulate regeneration of tissues such as bone, ligament and cartilage. Bone marrow aspirate is easily obtained from the back of the hip in an outpatient procedure and injected into the damaged or arthritic joint. BMA is a safe and effective treatment for pain and degeneration in the knees, hips, shoulders, and sacroiliac (SI) joints. In many cases, it provides an alternative treatment to steroid injections or surgery.

Regenerative Medicine: Not All PRP Is The Same

It is well documented that not all PRP is the same. Patients may experience varying outcomes with PRP application. This can be attributed to the system used to prepare the PRP. To get the best results the PRP system must significantly concentrate the platelet growth factors in the treatment sample. This concentration should be 5 to 9 times the baseline value. The better the concentration the better your changes for recovery.  PRP through the equipment from Emcyte offers this ideal concentration to help your recovery.

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