The Healing Power of Your Body: Learn How Platelet Rich Plasma & Stem Cells Can Heal Your Body Naturally

Regenerative Medicine is a new cutting-edge technology that uses a patient’s own platelets and stem cells to treat painful orthopedic conditions such as: ligament sprains and tears, tendinitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, and other painful conditions of the spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle joints.

In order to obtain platelets, a blood sample is drawn and put into a centrifuge which will separate out the blood components. One of the main components is plasma which contains beneficial platelets. The plasma is then further refined and concentrated into a personalized platelet rich plasma (PRP) solution. The PRP solution is then injected into the injured area stimulating your body’s natural healing response.

Stem cells are collected from a patient’s own bone marrow and fat tissue (these elements can also be provided through a donor if needed). Once obtained, these elements are injected into the injured area to promote regrowth of tissue.

PRP and stem cell therapies are often injected together to promote the healing of osteoarthritic joints, regrow cartilage, and heal other soft tissue injuries sustained in the course of normal life or in athletics.

The use of PRP and stem cell injections gives the promise of less invasive tissue repair, faster healing, and in some cases the ability to delay or even avoid major surgery or joint replacement. “I believe we want to leverage modern technology to avoid traditionally invasive surgeries,” says Dr. Powell, “I believe in using state of the art techniques to help the body heal itself rather than continuing traditional approaches the body may not be responding to.”

If you want to see if you can benefit from PRP or stem cell injections, please call OrthoTexas at 972.727.9995 and book an appointment with Dr. Gregory Powell today!