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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)/Regenerative Medicine


For soft tissue injuries (ie tendonitis, muscle tears and ligament injuries) to joint conditions (ie torn meniscus or arthritis) regenerative medicine has been shown to help recovery. Our treatments are tailored for each individual patient.

Looking for pain relief? Want to get back to doing the things you used to enjoy? PRP/Regenerative Medicine may be for you if you are suffering from:

Rotator Cuff Injury

Sports Injuries

Shin splints

Shoulder pain and instability

Tennis and golfer’s elbow

Hamstring and hip strains

Knee sprains and instability

Carpel tunnel syndrome

Achilles tendinosis and plantar fasciitis

Knee hip and other joint pain

 

Treatments are simple and can be completed in just one session. The procedure used is dependent on whether the patient uses their own plasma or whether donor tissue, from an umbilical cord, is used. Using your own plasma, a blood-draw would be performed, and the blood taken would then be spun in a special centrifuge until the platelets are separated. They are then injected into the injured site. With donor tissue, there is no need for a blood draw, as the donor tissue is used and injected directly into the patient.

Should You Use Your Own Plasma versus Donor?

It is a personal preference. When using your own, you are using aged plasma, growth factors and cells that have already identified as a certain cell type. With donor umbilical cord cells, the cells have not yet identified, and have the ability to become any types of cell and therefore more available to “become” whatever the injured, inflamed body tissue may need. Nor are these donor cells "aged". For example, if you are 45 years old, the use of your own plasma would not be as vibrant as the cells from the donor umbilical cord. Your LifeMed Institute professionals can help you decide which method is best for you.

Wellness shots with donor tissue is also available to activate your body’s own self-healing mechanisms for cellular/tissue regeneration and repairs throughout the body.

platelets

 

How Do Platelets in the Blood Plasma Aid the Healing Process?

When your blood specimen is drawn, it is then spun in a special centrifuge to remove the red blood cells and separate out the platelets and additional vital growth factors, referred to as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). The following illustrates how the platelets and growth factors work to aid with the healing process:

 

  • PDGF

    (Platelet derived growth factor)

    Cell growth, new generation and repair of blood vessels, collagen production

  • FGF

    (Firbroblast growth factor)

    Tissue repair, cell growth collagen production

  • EGF

    (Epidermal growth factor)

    Promotion of epithelial cell growth, angiogenesis, promotion of wound healing

  • VEGF

    (Vascular endothelial growth and new generation of vascular endothelial cells)

  • TGF-B

    (Transforming growth factor beta1)

    Growth of epthelial cells, endothelial cells, promotion of wound healing

  • KGF

    (Keratinocyte growth facotr)

    Growth and new generation of keratinocytes

Contact us for more information or to schedule your confidential consultation.