Dr. Vivek Sharma joined Colonial Orthopaedics after finishing his fellowship training at Harvard sports medicine and cartilage repair center in Boston, Massachusetts. He provides a full spectrum of care for individuals who suffer from cartilage damage in the knee. A full range of contemporary treatment options are used, to help restore damaged cartilage and to maximize the level of function for the patients.
Our blood consists of a liquid component known as plasma. It also consists of three main solid components which include the red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Platelets play an important role in forming blood clots. They also consist of special proteins, known as growth factors, which help with our body’s healing process. Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a high concentration of platelets and plasma. A normal blood specimen contains only 6% platelets, while platelet-rich plasma contains 94% of platelets and 5 to 10 times the concentration of growth factors found in normal blood, thus greater healing properties.
PRP is a relatively new method of treatment for several orthopaedic conditions such as muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries; arthritis; and fractures. PRP injections can help alleviate painful symptoms, promote healing and delay joint replacement surgeries.
Your doctor will first draw about 10 cc’s of blood from the large vein in your elbow. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge machine for about 10 to 15 minutes to separate the platelets from the remaining blood components.
The injured part of your body is then anesthetized with a local anesthetic. The platelet-rich portion of your blood is then injected into your affected area. In some cases, your doctor may use ultrasound guidance for proper needle placement.
At StemCell ARTS, we offer a family of non-surgical adult stem cell and blood platelet treatments for common injuries and degenerative joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis. These stem cell procedures utilize a patient’s own cells to help heal damaged tissues, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, spinal disc, or bone.
As a viable alternative for individuals who may be considering elective surgery or joint replacement due to injury or arthritis, we offer these procedures to patients wishing to avoid lengthy periods of downtime and painful rehabilitation that come with invasive surgeries. Stem cell treatments are the most trusted and effective orthopedic stem cell procedures currently available.
Our clinic contains the original stem cell-based musculoskeletal practice in the U.S., holding more stem cell orthopedics experience than any other clinic. We are also physician leaders in stem cell therapy for orthopedic injuries in terms of research presentations, publications, and academic achievements.
Vision & Mission
Committed to improving the body’s ability to heal using the most advanced stem cell and platelet solutions to treat pain from common injuries and overcome degenerative conditions, allowing patients to regain focus on achieving personal goals.
StemCell ARTS offers advanced regenerative medicine and treatments that boost the body’s ability to heal naturally. Our state-of-the-art facility and treatments that are specifically designed to renew, repair, and restore worn joints and ligaments, alleviate osteoarthritis, and heal sports injuries.
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