Stem Cell Treatment and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Liposuction technique, the first in Quebec in the operating room.

New treatment for osteoarthritis and tendon damage with cell therapy

Stem cells from fatty tissues

Stem cells are cells from which all other cells originate. Depending on the environment they are exposed to, they will transform and differentiate (chameleon cell).

Our fat cells are filled with easily accessible stem cells that have the potential to transform into different types of cells including muscle, cartilage, tendon and bone cells. Stem cells have the potential to regenerate our tissues when injected into damaged structures.

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?

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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.