Regenerative Medicine in Kansas City
Have you heard terms like “Stem Cell Injections,” “PRP,” or “Prolotherapy”? Over the last couple of years, APEX has become known as a leader in utilizing regenerative medicine to assist in healing acute injuries and helping individuals avoid surgery. They offer expertise unrivaled in the Kansas City area, and all injections are performed in the office under ultrasound guidance. These cutting edge procedures can be very beneficial in the healing process. The beauty of these procedures is that they are utilizing your own cells and growth factors, and therefore there is essentially no risk of harm or bad reaction.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA (“PRP”)
PRP is the most researched method to heal sports injuries faster and without surgery. The idea behind it is to concentrate the individual’s platelets and growth factors from a simple blood draw with a centrifuge, then inject it into the injured area. APEX offers higher PRP concentrations and customized concentrations for each patient.
- Tendon Tears
- Ligament Tears
- Joint Pain
STEm CELL INJECTIONS
Bone marrow contains rich levels of regenerative stem cells. These cells are withdrawn from an individual’s body then placed in a centrifuge which separates the regenerative cells and platelets creating a concentrate that is 5-11 times richer in growth hormones. This concentrate is then injected into the injured area under ultrasound guidance to promote the bodies natural healing capabilities.
- Tendon Injuries
The idea behind “proliferation therapy” is to irritate a tendon or joint into thinking it is more injured than it actually is, resulting in a profound inflammatory and healing response.