Chronic injuries and inflammation can cause pain and disability, preventing you from enjoying your favorite activities and sports. At Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, the team of orthopedic surgeons offers minimally-invasive PRP injections and stem cell therapy to help you heal faster. Learn about the benefits of PRP and stem cell therapy from the team today by calling or booking a consultation online.
Stem cell therapy combines the principles of bioengineering and tissue repair to speed up the natural healing process of the body. Stem cells may come from umbilical cord or placental tissue and contain cellular building blocks, including amino acids and proteins, that are responsible for cell growth. After being injected into the treatment site, stem cells identify the type of tissues that are injured and begin to replicate those tissues on a cellular level.
This process can take weeks or months depending on the extent of tissue damage. By combining platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections with stem cell therapy, the team provides additional blood supply and nutrients to the treatment area to speed up cellular regeneration.
Together, stem cell therapy and PRP can reduce inflammation and pain and speed up the natural healing process of your body.
PRP is a type of medical injection that uses your own blood platelets to heal and repair damaged tissues. It can be used on the following areas:
PRP provides additional blood flow and nutrients to damaged tissues, which can reduce healing times and decrease inflammation. PRP injections involve a three-step process that begins with the team collecting a sample of blood from your arm. Multiple vials of blood may be collected, depending on the size of the treatment area.
After collection, the team uses a centrifuge to process your blood sample by separating the platelets from your red blood cells. The platelets are extracted and added to a thickening solution to produce a jelly-like substance. This substance is then injected into the treatment area, either during the same visit or at a second visit.
The team offers stem cell therapy and PRP injections separately or as combined therapies for the treatment of the following conditions:
The team also uses stem cell therapy and PRP injections prior to or after orthopedic surgery or more intense therapy to support healing and potentially reduce your recovery time. To determine if you’re a candidate, the team completes a consultation and exam with you to ensure you’ll tolerate and benefit from stem cell therapy and PRP.
To schedule a consultation with the team, call or book an appointment online at Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic now.