Stem cell therapy is a healing technique that harnesses healing cells from human tissue. In many cases, the healing cells come from the patient's own body tissue, for example, fatty tissue can contain healing cells. Stem cell therapy is administered via injections directly into the area of injury.
In PRP therapy, platelets are extracted from your blood to help with tissue growth and healing. In stem cell therapy, stem cells derived from bone marrow or fat tissue may be combined with the platelets used in PRP therapy. Both types of therapy can be very powerful for injury healing, but stem cell therapy is a more advanced technique. Although PRP and stem cell therapy are two different types of healing, they're often grouped together because they work so well together for healing.
It depends on the situation. Bone marrow stem cells are responsible for the creation of cartilage in the body. They're best for situations like sports injuries. Stem cells derived from fat tissue may be used to help heal individual joints. In some cases, amniotic stem cells taken from umbilical cords can be used to harness enormous healing power.
Stem cell therapy can be beneficial for many different types of injuries. These include:
This can vary by insurance plan. Since this type of treatment is a fairly new one, it's not accepted by some insurance companies. Even if your insurance company won't reimburse the cost of stem cell therapy, other financing options may be available. Many patients feel that any additional out-of-pocket cost is well worth it, as stem cell therapy allows you to heal without having to undergo a major surgical procedure or protracted recovery period.
Lipogems are joint pain injections that use the healing power of your own adipose tissue. The preadipocytes, fibroblasts, vascular endothelial cells, and immune cells within the fat can help repair and replace damaged tissue in a natural way. Lipogems injections may be used instead of surgery or in conjunction with surgery.
We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.