Stem Cell Therapy for Health and Wellness

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is one of the many innovative cell therapy offered by the Regenerative Cell Institute. PRP stimulates the natural healing and regeneration of tissues and our PRP procedures are simple, safe, and deliver lasting benefits for those suffering from joint pain, ligament damage, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and/or non-healing wounds.

The Board Certified doctors and interventional pain specialists at the Regenerative Cell Institute perform PRP therapy by extracting the patient’s own blood and then using an advanced centrifuge and precision separation technology, isolate the blood components and create a high yield, concentrated PRP solution to apply to wounds, injuries, damaged tissues, tendons, ligaments, joints, or discs.

Our proprietary PRP harvesting and preparation techniques yield the highest amount of platelet rich growth factors essential for healing and regeneration. By harvesting PRP to yield a higher concentration of platelets, Dr. Santos ensures patients receive the best possible outcomes and benefits from PRP therapy.

PRP treatment works most effectively for chronic ligament and tendon sprains/strains that have failed other conservative treatment, including but not limited to:

  • Lumbar spine disc pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder pain and instability
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Hamstring and hip strains
  • Knee sprains and instability
  • Patellofemoral syndrome and patellar tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis & plantar fasciitis
  • Knee, hip, and other joint osteoarthritis
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction and pain
  • Lumbar and cervical facet dysfunction and pain

Additionally, PRP therapy can be effective for many cases of osteoarthritis by stimulating healing of cartilage and reducing pain and disability. This includes:

  • Knee arthritis
  • Hip joint arthritis
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Ankle arthritis

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is autologous (your body’s own) blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate the healing of bone and soft tissue.  Typical concentrations of platelets in PRP are five to ten times that is found in blood.  These small disk-shaped cells contain natural sources of growth factors, proteins, and cytokines that stimulate the healing of bone and soft tissues.

PRP is made of many different growth factors that are all products of blood borne platelets; it is produced from a patient’s blood sample using an advanced centrifuge that spins and separates blood components and isolates the blood platelets. The platelets are rich in growth factors and have a regenerative capacity that stimulates the natural healing process. The growth factors released from the platelets help attract other repair cells, accelerating the healing process.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) assists in cell repair by:

  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Improving cell growth
  • Acting as signals to the body’s immune system

The growth factors present in platelets are called cytokines. Cytokines are crucial to cellular communication and cumulatively accelerate both tissue and wound healing. PRP contains a variety of growth factors, cytokines, and proteins that collectively stimulate repair and regeneration processes of bone and soft tissue. Depending on the specific cytokines, they activate numerous metabolic pathways that aid in cell recovery.

Are You a Candidate for PRP Therapy?

Patients suffering from soft tissue injuries and acute conditions are viable candidates for PRP therapy.  To determine whether your specific soft tissue ailment can be improved with PRP injections, please contact us.  Dr. Santos offers one-on-one consultations at the Regenerative Cell Institutes of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mason City, Iowa.

Individual patient results may vary. contact us to schedule a consultation and learn whether PRP treatment may be able to help you.

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