At Colorado Orthopedic Consultants, provide advanced techniques in regenerative medicine. These include platelet-rich plasma and stem cell treatments.
Conditions which may benefit from Stem Cell Therapy
Tendinitides such as golfers elbow and tennis elbow
Ligament and meniscal tears
Plantar fasciitis or other foot and ankle conditions
Labral tears or rotator cuff tears
Tendonitis or arthritis in the hand or wrist
Osteoarthritis or cartilage tears
Nerve pain or nerve damage
Spine or Neck degenerative disc disease
Understanding Platelet-Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is derived from your own blood. Blood is drawn in the office and then processed to separate out a layer which is very high in platelets and growth factors. Platelets are a component of blood involved in clotting which also happens to contain a large number of growth factors and healing factors. By concentrating the platelets and growth factors together, this can be injected under ultrasonic guidance for a variety of diagnoses to help the body’s own natural healing process. The entire process takes about 30 minutes. d be a last resort.