Joint pain can be the result of a number of conditions, such as an injury or arthritis. Many patients with joint pain are likely to use medication or surgery. However, there is a groundbreaking treatment available that is natural, non-surgical, and requires very little downtime.
Bone marrow therapy with PRP injections, fat therapy with PRP injections are safe and minimally invasive procedures that use the healing abilities of your own cells to treat conditions like degenerated tendons, cartilage and ligament injuries, and advanced arthritis.
To learn if bone marrow, fat, or PRP injections are right for you, contact us online today!
Bone marrow, fat, with PRP therapy use a combination of regenerative cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Fat, and bone marrow have the unique capability of becoming other cells. Platelet-Rich Plasma is a serum created from blood that consists of platelets and proteins. Platelet-Rich Plasma is taken from the blood, not the fat, bone marrow.
In order to prepare PRP, the doctor will draw a small blood sample from the patient and spin it at high speed in a centrifuge for about 5 minutes to separate the platelets and growth factors from other blood cells. The regenerative cells are then injected into the injured or arthritic joint along with PRP. The PRP causes mild inflammation, which then triggers the healing response. Guided by the platelets in PRP, regenerative cells then rebuild damaged tissue and develop new collagen. It is important to note that the regenerative cells need guiding signals from the platelets in order to do their jobs.
Bone marrow cells have the capability to turn into bone, cartilage, or muscle tissue, and can be taken from the crest of the patient’s hip bone. Bone marrow injections are accompanied by PRP injections at the injury site. Healing begins immediately, and generally takes about three months to complete.
The only real difference between fat cell therapy with PRP treatment and its bone marrow counterpart is that in fat cell therapy, the cells are usually taken from the patient’s hip or outer thigh fat tissue. The advantage to using fat versus bone marrow is that the process of collecting fat cells is less invasive than collecting bone marrow and more cells can be harvested in older patients. Bone marrow cells decreased in older patients.
Regenerative cell therapy may be capable of repairing tissues that were previously thought to be irreparable. This is why Dr. Truong believes regenerative cell therapy to be the best treatment for arthritic joint pain as an option before surgery and will help you decide which regenerative cell with PRP treatment is best for you.
Regenerative cell therapy is much less painful and invasive than surgery. Bone marrow and fat cell therapy with PRP also carries fewer risks than surgery, lowering the risk of rejection or allergic reaction.
Bone marrow/fat cells have anti-inflammatory properties, which reduce pain, and promote hyaluronic acid, which is a key component of joint fluid that promotes cartilage growth.
If you are sick of joint treatments that don’t work or are seeking an alternative to surgery, or don’t want to take opioids pain medication, regenerative cells and PRP therapy may be right for you! Contact us online to request more information!
Bone marrow is flexible tissue in the interior of bones that produces red blood cells and immune cells. Bone marrow contains cells have the potential to turn into many different kinds of cells, like bone, muscles, ligaments, cartilage.
Human adipose tissue (fat) is mostly made up of adipocytes, which store energy for the body. Like bone marrow, fat have the potential to turn into many different kinds of cells, like bones, muscles, ligaments, soft tissues, cartilage. Fat cells does not decrease with age, but bone marrow does.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a serum consisting of platelets and proteins. PRP is prepared from the patient’s own blood. To make PRP, a small blood sample is spun at high speed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and growth factors from other cells.
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