Stem Cell Therapy

Around 20% of all American adults suffer from some type of chronic pain, which can restrict their ability to do daily activities and reduce the quality of their lives. For patients with acute or chronic pain from injuries or illnesses, Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC is proud to offer stem cell therapy and platelet-rich-plasma therapy as regenerative medical treatments to patients in St. Clair Shores and Shelby Township, Michigan. To learn more about how you can benefit from these procedures, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book your consultation today.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cells are the body's smallest building blocks that form all the specialized cells in your body. The nature of stem cells allows them to function as any type of cell in your body. Think of them as a blank slate waiting to be told what to do. Stem cell therapy uses the regenerative capabilities of stem cells to replace damaged cells. Since they can be guided to grow into any kind of specialized cell, stem cells have a wide range of uses. Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC offers this therapy to patients who are dealing with pain from injuries or chronic diseases.

How does stem cell therapy work?

During stem cell therapy, your doctor extracts stem cells from your bone marrow or fat tissue or uses donor cells. They inject the cells into targeted areas to treat damage by prompting new cells to grow.

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has regenerative properties that help patients with pain relief and restored mobility. The Associated Orthopedists of Detroit offers PRP as a treatment for injuries or chronic diseases like arthritis.

How does PRP treatment work?

Platelets are the part of your blood that is rich in growth factors and help with inflammation and clotting when you suffer an injury. PRP therapy aims to harness the regenerative power of platelets to help repair damaged skeletal and muscle tissues. Your doctor takes a sample of your blood and runs it through a centrifugal machine that separates the platelets from other blood matter. The concentrated platelet solution is injected back into targeted problem areas to stimulate tissue regeneration.

What do stem cell therapy and PRP help with?

Stem cell therapy and PRP are used to treat a variety of orthopedic issues, including diseases and acute and chronic injuries to your muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones. They can help treat specific conditions like:

  • Arthritic joints
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Tendonitis
  • Overuse injuries
The practice offers stem cell therapy and PRP as an alternative to surgery, as both procedures are minimally invasive, relatively painless, and can be done in-house without the need for additional specialists. To learn more about innovative therapies like stem cell therapy and PRP, and how they can benefit you, call Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC or use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation today.