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!