At Central Indiana Orthopedics, we’re excited to offer cutting-edge regenerative medicine options including Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy and stem-cell therapy.
Regenerative medicine is a new way of treating injuries and diseases that uses a patient’s own specially grown tissues and cells (including stem cells), laboratory-made compounds and artificial organs. Combinations of these approaches can amplify your body’s natural healing process in the places it’s needed most, or take over the function of permanently damaged joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments.
This is a new field that brings together experts in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, genetics, medicine, robotics and more to find solutions to some of the most challenging medical problems of our era. The regenerative medicine options we currently offer are non-surgical alternatives that can be performed outpatient at several of our locations.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is your body’s own safe alternative treatment for orthopedic joint, tendon, ligament and muscle injuries. PRP has been used for many years in the cosmetic and dental fields. It is now used in a patient’s area of injury to speed healing and decrease pain and inflammation.
Platelets are tiny cells containing thousands of growth factors that control and regulate the natural healing process by recruiting stem cells to the injured site. The patient’s blood is spun in a centrifuge to obtain the highest concentration of growth and anti-inflammatory factors. This high concentration of nutrients is then injected using safe, ultrasound guidance to the exact site of injury or pain.
By injecting concentrated PRP into an area of concern, your body will recognize this site as a priority to heal it quickly, creating natural healing over the next one to three months. In some instances, we combine the elements of PRP therapy with stem cells.
PRP therapy can be used for:
PRP procedure is available at our Anderson and Fishers offices with Dr. Brian Camilleri and Dr. Kile Carter, or at our Muncie office with Dr. Jeremy Hunt. An initial consultation will explore individualized treatment plans, which may help avoid surgery or be used as an adjunct to a planned procedure. Procedure costs will vary; however, this is typically a procedure which is not covered by insurance and thus will be an out-of-pocket expense.
To schedule a consultation, call 800-622-6575 or request an appointment online.