WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Regenerative Medicine, which includes Stem Cell Therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy is “supercharged healing”. It’s harnessing and concentrating the body’s own naturally occurring components and unleashing them to repair, renew and replace damaged or injured cells, organs, muscle, nerve and bone..
WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY
Stem cells are the foundation cells for every organ, tissue and cell of the body. Stem cells can develop into cardiac muscle, as well as liver, brain, nerve, fat and skin tissue. These cells lead to creation of new—healthy—cells and are called generative cells.
Stem cell therapy is being used to treat diseases such as Heart Muscle Damage from Heart Attacks, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Hemorrhage and Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Autism, Parkinsonism, Motor Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Liver Diseases, Huntington's Disease , Chronic Kidney Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Orthopedic Injuries, COPD, ED and Diabetes. Studies worldwide have shown encouraging results. Stem cell therapy is done by using generative cells from your own bone marrow or adipose (fat) tissue, so consequently has no adverse effects.
STEM CELL THERAPY: THE PROCESS At Phillips Clinic
Stem cells are “harvested” from the patient’s adipose (fat) tissue usually from the abdomen. Stem cells are “isolated” (or separated) from the other components of the patient’s fat tissue. The stem cells are not changed in any way, but are injected back into the patient:
- Injected into the localized area of damage or injury.
- Implanted into the patient’s damaged or injured muscle.
- Inhaled for conditions such as COPD and Parkinsons.
Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive procedure. It’s same day, in-office with little down time or pain, compared with surgery. Because the therapy uses cells that are collected from the patient, and returned to the patient, the chances of reaction are minimal.
PRP: PLATELET RICH PLASMA
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) comes from the patient's own blood. PRP is a concentrated source of growth factors, anti-inflammatory and regenerating factors that play major roles in healing.
Blood is drawn from the patient, spun in a centrifuge which concentrates platelets.
After concentration, this serum is injected in the patient.
Several clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP injections have improved function and decreased pain in various conditions, including - but not limited to - wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle tendonitis.
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