Stem cell therapy differs from PRP therapy. Whereas platelets are taken from your blood, stem cells are taken from fat deposits or your bone marrow. Stem cells are co-called “unspecialized” cells that can replace a number of different, so-called “specialized” cells in your body (cells that perform a specific function), where necessary. In contrast to platelets, stem cells are not as plentiful – each person has a limited number of them in their fat deposits or bone marrow. Because of this, extracting stem cells is more complex than the job of isolating platelets from a blood sample.
With stem cell therapy, a physician will remove stem cells from bone marrow or a fat deposit either by an incision or with needle (whichever is easiest). From this he or she will create a concentrated solution of these stem cells. This concentrated solution is injected into the body’s problem area(s). The stem cells injected into the area will replace the specialized cells that are needed for healing, acting as a catalyst for a healing response. Stem cells are so versatile that they can even form new tissue that is needed in a person’s body – for us in regenerative medicine it is truly a revolutionary treatment.
Stem Cell Therapy and PRP Therapy in Burbank and Los Angeles, CA
Are you interested in finding out whether PRP or stem cell therapy can help you with healing and/or relief from your specific condition or orthopedic injury? Visit the stem cell and PRP professionals at FemCare to find out.
Do you have a musculoskeletal issue or perhaps a sports injury or a that could benefit from our regenerative medicine? Call us today at 818-357-5886 for a consultation or for more information.