Regenerative Cellular Medicine
Stem cell therapy can stimulate cartilage, ligaments, bone and fibrous connective tissue. It offers a remarkable opportunity to heal painful damage without the harmful side-effects of an invasive, lengthy surgical procedure.
Stem cells are obtained from cord-blood cells that are obtained from an FDA licensed tissue/blood bank under strict guidelines.(These cells are donated after a live, healthy birth and contain NO fetal tissue). The concentrated stem cells are then injected into the patient’s damaged area to begin new healing. Stem cells develop through a process called differentiation — changing into many different types of cells, such as skin cells, bone cells, nerve cells, and so on. Stem cells hold the key to regenerative medicine, as they open the door to many new clinical applications.
Knee Pain Relief at Lifetime Health and Wellness
For knee pain relief caused by osteoarthritis, we offer SUPARTZ Joint Fluid Therapy. If your pain hasn’t responded to physical therapy and pain medications, SUPARTZ treatment may be the right course of action for you to get back to your regular activities without the pain.
What is SUPARTZ?
A non-surgical, non-pharmacologic therapy for knee osteoarthritis. The goal of SUPARTZ is to supplement the poor quality hyaluronan (a natural substance in your joint cartilage and fluid) with additional, highly-purified hyaluronan. SUPARTZ therapy is an injectable solution made from highly purified sodium hyaluronate, extracted from rooster combs harvested from roosters that have been certified as suitable for human consumption via pre- and post-mortem veterinary inspection.
How does SUPARTZ work?
SUPARTZ is a short injection process. The injection area is cleaned and then the SUPARTZ JFT is injected directly into the knee joint space. Your doctor may ask you to avoid strenuous activities for a couple of days following the injection. Most patients experience little or no discomfort during the injection. If you’re concerned about the injection, talk to the doctor about ways to reduce any mild pain that may occur. SUPARTZ treatment is usually approved for 5 weekly injections.
How do I know if SUPARTZ is right for me?
It may be right for you if your knee pain is due to osteoarthritis, you are not getting adequate pain relief from walking and/or physical therapy, and you are not getting adequate pain relief from pain medications.
Why may SUPARTZ not be right for me?
SUPARTZ may not be recommended if you are allergic to products from birds, have infections or skin disease in the area in which the injection will be given, or have had any allergic reaction to SUPARTZ or similar therapies in the past.
What are the potential adverse effects?
In clinical trials reviewed by the FDA, the most common adverse events occurring in patients treated with SUPARTZ therapy were: Joint pain with no evidence of inflammation, Joint pain with evidence of inflammation, Back pain, Injection site reaction (pain/swelling/effusion/redness/warmth) and Headache. These adverse events also occurred at similar rates in patients treated with a saltwater placebo.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Increase the Body’s Regenerative and Restorative Healing Powers
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is the first ever form of regenerative treatment for joint, tendon, muscle and ligament injury, cartilage degeneration, and a wide variety of chronic and neurologic conditions. These injections utilize your body’s own concentrated platelets, increasing your body’s healing process. Patients heal 2-5 times more quickly with the use of PRP therapy.
The patients own blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge machine, which spins it at a very high speed to separate the plasma and platelets from the blood. The concentrated platelets are then re-injected into the patient’s injured or affected area. We use this state-of-the-art therapy in conjunction with rehabilitation to help the body’s natural healing mechanisms and enrich your ability to repair and regenerate.
We Use the Regenerative Power of PRP to Treat Chronic and Debilitating Conditions Including:
- Chronic or Severe Arthritis in Joints
- Chronic Achilles Tendinitis
- Torn Ligaments and Tendons
- Joint Instability
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Muscle Tear and Injury
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- And Much More!
Advantages of PRP
- Nonsurgical approach to treating injuries and chronic pain, especially when other modalities and treatments have not worked.
- Derived from the patient’s own blood to help in the healing process, reducing any risk of adverse reaction.
- Speeds healing and recovery in post surgical patients.
- Safer than cortisone injections, with less side effects.