Regenerative medicine is a minimally invasive therapy that fills in the gap between conservative and surgical treatments for chronic joint pain and inflammation. At Ortho One Jacksonville, Fady Bahri, MD, and George Bahri, DO, offer safe and effective stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to help you overcome pain and joint dysfunction. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, for more than 25 years, the team delivers the results you want. Schedule a visit by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.
Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses stem cells harvested from umbilical cord tissue, placental tissue, adipose tissue, and bone marrow to relieve chronic joint pain and inflammation. Stem cell products are injected into injured tissues — including bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles, and tendons — to stimulate your body’s natural healing mechanisms to repair damage within joints.
Stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections may be recommended if you’re a healthy adult suffering from:
Stem cell therapy and PRP injections may be used separately or together to provide the necessary materials for tissue repair. If you’ve tried other conservative pain management methods like physical therapy, massage, or electrical stimulation without success and want to avoid joint replacement surgery, stem cell therapy or PRP may be the solutions you want.
When stem cell products are injected into an injured joint or tissue, the stem cells first identify the soft tissues in the area and then begin to replicate those tissues on a cellular level. This process can take several weeks or months, depending on the extent of your injury. Over time, the stem cells differentiate and grow to replace and repair the originally damaged tissues.
With PRP injections, the team first removes a sample of blood from your arm to process in a centrifuge. Once processed, the platelets are separated from your red blood cells and added to a thickening agent to create an injectable gel. When the gel is injected into injured tissues, the red blood cells provide essential nutrients and oxygen to the injured area to speed up your natural healing response.
Yes, in some cases the team may recommend both stem cell therapy and PRP injections during the same treatment. When combined, the two therapies provide additional anti-inflammatory and wound-healing benefits due to their high concentration of blood cells, blood clotting factors, and immune system-supporting components. Together, the two therapies can speed up your healing process even further than they can as individual treatments.
To schedule a stem cell or PRP consultation, call Ortho One Jacksonville or book your visit online today.