Restorative cell therapy uses natural substances, like the platelets from your blood, to enable rapid cellular renewal and tissue repair. At GoOrthopedic, with two offices in San Jose and Manteca, California, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kalle Stidham is a leading specialist in his field, with extensive specialized training in biological treatment pathways like restorative cell therapy. To see if you can benefit from restorative cell therapy, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.
Restorative cell therapy is the process of injecting biological substances into an area of injury or tissue damage. Sources include your own blood and pre-screened donated tissues.
Restorative cell therapy works in several ways to speed up the healing process, relieving your pain and giving you a clear pathway back to full function.
There are several options in restorative cell therapy, including using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and specialized “blank-slate” cells.
PRP uses your own blood for your restorative treatment. GoOrthopedic takes a small amount of your blood and processes it using a centrifuge.
The centrifuge processing separates your blood platelets — cell fragments with remarkable healing powers — and concentrates them while eliminating the other (extraneous) layers of blood.
Your platelets clot blood to stop bleeding when you’re injured, but they also contain growth factors — active molecules that bring on cellular growth, tissue repair, and tissue regeneration.
PRP is a rich source of concentrated platelets and growth factors, with up to 10 times the amount of growth factors in unprocessed blood.
In addition to PRP, there are other cellular therapies that can stimulate recovery. Another leading-edge restorative therapy involves injecting specialized cells from biological sources.
These blank-slate cells can become any type of cell that your body needs. For example, they can morph into tendon tissue if placed around a torn tendon.
Additionally, blank-slate cells can produce clones of themselves to accelerate the tissue renewal process even more efficiently.
Restorative cell therapy can be an excellent treatment option for athletes and active people who want to return to normal activities. A few of the conditions it may help with include:
Restorative cell therapy may also be an option for other types of tendon, ligament, muscle, or joint injuries.
GoOrthopedic works closely with you to efficiently develop a treatment pathway that meets your needs and goals. To find out whether restorative cell therapy could be part of your recovery plan, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.