We will do anything to save your joint from surgery. Although sometimes surgery is inevitable, we will try to avoid it at all costs. We feel strongly that in certain individuals, we can avoid total joint surgery, and restore the patient to a painless joint by using cell therapy.
Cell therapy is using cells from various sources to help repair, or restore, the joint to a painless functional state. These cells are commonly referred to as stem cells. Stem cells are un-differentiated, which means they have not yet specialized (become muscle, skin, bone, cartilage, etc). While we do not know all the ways cell therapy works, evidence shows it may:
• stimulate the healthy cells within the joint
• inhibit the destructive cells within the joint
• keep the cartilage healthy and strong
• stimulate an anti-inflammatory effect
• provide a pain-relieving effect
Why choose us?
We are simply the best. This innovative treatment should only be trusted to board certified surgeons and physicians. We are experts in the field of joint pain and offer a wide range of solutions for your orthopaedic concerns. We only use treatments backed by research and proven to be effective in our patients. While the terminology may sound similar, our products and training are superior to others in this market.
Types of Cell Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm, then we isolate a concentration of
unique cells (PRP) through a centrifuge. The PRP is then injected into the area of concern, guided
by ultrasound. This works very well for soft tissue injuries, such as tendonitis, muscle strains, etc., but also may be effective for arthritis or cartilage injuries.
Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA)
Bone marrow has a high concentration of regenerative (stem) cells, which likely accounts for
high success in joint injections. A small amount of bone marrow is taken from the patient’s pelvis, then, under ultrasound guidance, injected into the involved joint. Prior to taking the marrow, the patient will receive a local anesthetic as well as oral pain medicine to make the procedure more comfortable. This option is performed in our office, is very safe, and has
excellent results in our patients.
Because adipose is under FDA scrutiny, and the literature support of PRP and BMA is more promising, we perform only PRP or BMA. Success is likely driven by the number of stem cells in the injections. Bone marrow aspirate has a higher number of cells than PRP, thus we find it is the most effective option. However, the procedure is more expensive. Both options have been shown to be successful.