All about Stem Cell Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP is a concentrated sample of your own blood and is mainly composed of your of platelet rich plasma. The Platelets are an essential component of the healing process. They contain growth factors that are responsible for the stimulation, repair and regeneration of tissues.
Am I a candidate for PRP?
The use of PRP is considered by many to be a new frontier for regenerative therapy. Clinical studies have shown that PRP can be used in many types of pathology including tendinitis with or without tear, muscle injury and treatment of osteoarthritis. You should discuss with your doctor.
How is the procedure done?
A collection of a small amount of your blood will be taken and subsequently be centrifuged in order to conserve only essential elements for healing. Later the PRP will be injected under ultrasound control in the tendon, muscle or joint to be treated. It will take a few weeks to see a clinical improvement. The technique is safe and there are no side effects with the exception of discomfort related to an inflammatory period sometimes present in the first days after the injection.
Stem Cell Threapy
Am I a candidate for a stem cell transplant?
Stem cells have been used for many years in medicine. In recent years, they have been used in several countries for the treatment of osteoarthritis, tendonitis or tendinous and muscle tears. The most recent studies demonstrate some potential to regenerate tissues but also a important control effect for inflammation. In our center, patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the shoulder, knee, thumb, wrist, hip or suffering from tendon or muscle tears could benefit from this treatment.
What does the procedure consist of?
The procedure must be performed in the operating room for reasons of sterility and safety. It will be done under local anesthesia and a fat sample by a minor liposuction on one side will be done. The sample will then be transformed to isolate the stem cells that will be used for the injection. A blood sample will also be made to produce a PRP that will be added to the mixture. The injection will be done by ultrasound control in the joint or at the site of the damaged tissues. The technique is safe and there are no side effects with the exception of discomfort related to an inflammatory period sometimes present in the first days after the injection.