Revolutionizing Medicine with Stem Cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma

Regenerative medicine is used to remedy certain issues within the human body. In combination with traditional orthopedic approaches, it offers patients advanced options to treat common conditions, especially when other methods are proving unsuccessful. Adipose, bone marrow and blood cells, also known together as stem cells, are naturally found in the human body. Harvesting these from under the skin and injecting them into injured areas of the body can have profound results. This type of treatment can heal damaged organs and tissues without having to undergo a surgical procedure.

Our Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma Specialists

Stem cell therapy has become a powerful tool for surgeons in general, but more specifically for orthopedic surgeons. Southeast Orthopedic Specialists uses this type of procedure to provide astounding benefits for patients experiencing orthopedic injuries. It stimulates the growth or regeneration of tissues that are necessary for proper joint, muscle and bone function. Our specialists know it is a great solution for many common orthopedic issues as the recovery time is usually much shorter than traditional surgery.

Common Types of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells:

  • Bone Marrow Aspirate/Adipose Graft – Our physicians utilize adipose tissue and bone marrow delicately extracted from your hip and flank area. After processing the bone marrow and adipose, specific cells are injected under ultrasound guidance into the affected body regions to nourish and help regenerate aging and injured cells and tissue. Common issues we treat using this method are: osteoarthritis in joints, osteochondral defects (cartilage injuries), muscle, tendon or ligament tears, lumbar disc disease, labral injuries in the shoulder and hip and chronic tendon injuries.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) – Our physicians utilize your own blood cells extracted with a small IV. Platelets are concentrated and then injected into the affected body region to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Common issues we treat using this method are: tendinitis/tendinosis, acute and chronic muscle strains, ligament sprains, muscle fibrosis, joint capsular laxity and osteoarthritis of joints.

Southeast Orthopedic Specialists is always working to bring better treatments with quicker recovery times to every patient. If you would like to learn if regenerative medicine is right for you, call us today at 904-634-0640 or click here to request an appointment.