Regenerative Injection Therapies (RIT)
PRP and Stem Cell Therapy in Rock Springs: RIT are a spectrum of cutting edge therapeutic techniques used to naturally treat and heal the cause of a painful condition rather than masking the symptom. RIT stimulates and accelerates your own body’s natural ability to heal itself. Two of the most effective RIT include stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma injections.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes platelets taken from the patient’s own blood to rebuild damaged tendons or cartilage. Platelets normally circulate within the bloodstream and are responsible for blood clotting and initiating a healing response in an acute injury. Many acute injuries do not heal adequately and can lead to chronic pain and loss of function of the injured area. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy allows us to harvest the patient’s own platelets and re-inject those platelets into the site of the injury to initiate healing and improvement of function. This is typically done under image guidance such as ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy.
Stems cells are “undifferentiated” cells, which allow them to develop into another type of cell that is required to repair or replace damaged tissue. Stem cell therapy can repair tissues that are too damaged to heal on their own. Stem cells can stimulate the formation of cartilage, tendon, ligaments, bone and fibrous connective tissues. Stem cells are obtained from the patient’s own tissue. These concentrated stem cells are then injected into the patient’s damaged tendon or joint.
Allograft Tissues Injection
We provide injections of a purified amniotic source that contain a healing matrix of cytokines, growth factors, and proteins that helps to rejuvenate and heal damaged tissue.
How long does it take?
The procedure takes approximately about two hours, including preparation and recovery time. Performed safely in our office , PRP therapy relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery. In fact, most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.
How often should this procedure be done?
In the beginning, enough treatments need to be done to maximize recovery. The precise number of treatment sessions varies with the area that was injured, the type of injury, and your ability to heal. Generally you can expect between one and 4 sessions. You may, however, gain considerable to complete relief after the first or second injection.
What are the expected results?
Unlike a typical injection that is done for pain relief, these injections do not immediately remove pain. However, because the goal of PRP therapy is to actually heal the damaged tissue, the results are usually long term, often permanent. Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, gradually increasing as the healing progresses. Research studies and clinical practice have shown PRP therapy to be effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives. Both ultrasound and MRI images have shown tissue repair after PRP therapy, confirming the healing process. The need for surgery can also be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.