Sometimes the answer is to simply amplify what the body does naturally.
Your body has the innate ability to heal and defend in the wake of injury.
Accelerating your body’s natural response mechanisms produces powerful results.
It can be a pleasant surprise to learn the same body – your body – that has been causing you discomfort and pain, has wanted to be healed this entire time.
Regenerative medicine works to restore structure and function of damaged tissues through a variety of cutting-edge means. What if it was possible to harness the power of your own body to ramp up the healing process in a clinical setting? What if it was possible to simply help the body heal itself naturally?
Amniotic allograft therapy leverages a liquid allograft that is rich in cytokines, growth factors, and scaffolding, used to aid in healing injured joints. It signals the body to produce new cells to replace those that have been injured. This reduces inflammation, decreases pain, supports healthy tissue regeneration, and is an excellent alternative to invasive, painful surgery. You don’t have to continue to suffer. You can help your body do what it does best.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentration of each individual patient’s own platelets. PRP injections help accelerate the patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems such as injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of a patient’s own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. The activated platelets are then injected directly into the patient’s injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells the body produces.
Platelet-rich plasma has been found to significantly enhance the healing process, and using a PRP injection for soft tissue injuries in joints such as the knee, shoulder, elbow or wrist, is becoming more common.
PRP has also been demonstrated to improve function and reduce pain in people who have tendonitis or chronic tendinosis conditions such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications like opioids. In addition, the side effects of PRP injections are very limited because, since the injections are created from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them.