1. PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma:
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are derived form a sample of the patients own blood. Platelets contain proteins known as growth factors that play a vital role in healing injuries. Since the location of most sports injuries does not receive an abundant flow of blood, the injuries are deprived of the platelets and growth factors needed to regenerate damaged tissue. Studies show that PRP treatment can resolve that problem by delivering the injured part of the body with the platelets necessary to support healing.
PRP mixed with Regenerative Medicine products may enhance the healing process and cut the time down by more than eighty percent.
2. Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Derived from birth tissue within the umbilical cord is Wharton’s Jelly. Wharton’s Jelly is the tissue surrounding the umbilical vein and vessels in the cord. This product contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs are undifferentiated cells (not changed) that have the capacity to change into any specific cell type in the body. These cells, once deployed to any area of injury or disease, can readily change into the cell type that is needed to repair. Moreover, MSCs are directed to the body’s cell signals that recruit hem to the site of the injury. Once they reach this area, they dock and begin repairing by releasing cytokines, growth factors, proteins and other components that are needed in the healing process.
3. Amniotic Allografts
Allograft tissue derived from the amniotic membrane and fluid. Placental tissue is donated by healthy mothers at the time of scheduled cesarean section. This all-natural regenerative therapy is a liquid amnion allograft composed of amniotic fluid and features many components that enhance the body’s natural healing process. Just as the amnion (innermost layer of the placenta) protects the fetus during development, it can also provide the same protection to injured or traumatized tissue. Amnion contains collagen substrates, the full range of growth factors, amino acids, carbohydrates, cytokines, hyaluronic acid, fibroblasts, epithelial cells and extracellular matrix. Amnion membrane is rich with the basic components necessary for tissue regeneration providing an antimicrobial environment. It also contains anti-inflammatory characteristics.