Stem cell injections vs. PRP injections

Stem cell therapy is a cutting-edge procedure that delivers concentrated cells and growth factors right to the point of injury and stimulates a powerful healing response capable of regenerating and repairing tissue. Stem cell therapy turns generalized cells into cells specifically needed for various forms of injury. When stem cells are injected into injured tissue, the stimulated Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) begin to grow new cells producing and releasing growth factors and proteins to stimulate healing and new growth of tissues. Stem cell therapy is ideal for treating arthritis, meniscus tears and partial tendon tears.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) refers to a sample of blood plasma that has as much as eight times more than the normal amount of platelets. The platelets release growth factors and proteins that help start the healing process. PRP contains a concentrated amount of platelets that release potent quantities of these growth factors and proteins to stimulate a robust healing response.

PRP therapy can promote healing, but the platelets are not customized to any specific injury or disease. Injection of plasma rich in platelets delivers a high level of growth factors right to the area of injury. This treatment enhances the body’s natural ability to repair itself and is used to improve healing and shorten recovery time from acute and chronic soft tissue and joint injuries. PRP is ideal for treating tendonitis of the elbow (Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s elbow), shoulder (rotator cuff) and knee (patellar tendon). PRP can be injected into joints for moderate term arthritis pain relief and injected directly into bone to treat arthritis pain from bone lesions.

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