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Stem Cell Therapy For Orthopedic Injuries and Arthritis …

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 1:44 am

Stems cell therapy is a cutting-edge technology that is now widely being used in orthopedic and sports medicine. The procedure involves using a patients own stem cells, which have the unique property of being able to develop into many different cell types, to treat injuries and arthritis.

Stem cells can be found in our bone marrow, fat cells and other tissues. These cells are frequently taken from the bone marrow or from a small amount of fat tissue, where a high concentration of stem cells can be extracted. This concentration is known as bone marrow aspirate or lipoaspirate respectively.

The aspirate is then injected into the site of injury so the cells can help repair the injured or degenerative tissue. Stem cell therapy is also commonly used to treat arthritis, meniscal tears and a variety of orthopedic and medical conditions. Patients can experience significant pain relief within one to two months after the procedure.

Although stem cell therapy has been used for decades, it is still considered experimental in orthopedic and sports medicine. Stem cell therapy should not be used as the first step in treating an orthopedic injury.

In addition, the risk of bone marrow aspiration for stem cell therapy includes infection, prolonged bleeding, pain at the aspiration or injection site, bruising and nerve injury.

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy is to have a thorough evaluation by a physician experienced with stem cell therapies. Stem cell therapy is usually not covered by insurance. However, depending on the type of treatment that is needed, partial reimbursement may be possible.

Dr. Alicia Carter is respected in her field for her experience, personal care, and non-operative approach to orthopedic and sports injuries. As a clinical instructor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she is tasked with staying on the forefront of new technologies that are impacting and improving peoples lives. Dr. Carter has almost a decade of experience in the field of regenerative medicine and she is an active member of the International Society of Regenerative Medicine. Patients prefer her patience, her gentle hand and her anesthetizing techniques, which allow her to perform procedures with minimal or no discomfort. She has successfully treated patients with stem cell therapy and will work with you to determine if its right for you.

Dr. Carter offers complimentary monthly group stem cell therapy information sessions. These sessions do fill quickly so contact our office to reserve your spot today.

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Q: Does Dr. Carter perform stem cell treatments for the spine (cervical, thoracic and lumbar) and joints? A: Yes. Dr. Carter treats virtually all orthopedic and sports conditions and can use stem cell treatments for most, including disorders and injuries of the cervical spine.

Q: Where does Dr. Carter get the stem cells from?A: Stem cells can be obtained from the bone marrow/pelvic bone or from a small amount of abdominal fat tissue.

Q: Is stem cell therapy covered by insurance? A: Stem cell therapy is typically not covered by insurances. However, depending on your condition, partial reimbursement may be possible. Reimbursement questions can be answered in more detail after your consult and once we know more about your insurance coverage.

Q: How much does stem cell therapy cost?A: The price can vary depending on the type of condition being treated and whether bone marrow aspirate or fat tissue is utilized to acquire the stem cells.

Q: Do I have to pay for the initial consult? A: It depends on your insurance plan. If you have to pay upfront for initial consult, then it will be deducted from the total cost of the stem cell procedure if you are a candidate. If youre not a candidate, then the consultation feet is nonrefundable however, alternative treatments will be thoroughly discussed. We will gladly submit the consult visit claim to your insurance company on your behalf, which may or may not be reimbursable.

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Stem Cell Injection Treatment for Joint Injuries & Arthritis

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 1:44 am

Regenexxspends heavily on innovationand we have a PhD led lab research team and a physician/bio stats led clinical research team to constantly update what we can offer. A couple of years agowe started various projects to determine if we could come up with a way of processing bone marrow that nobody had ever used. Seeking todouble or even triple the number of stem cells extracted in a bone marrow aspiration, we exceeded our own expectations and increasedit 500%+ over what we could do before.

Using our previousprocedure, which was already superior to anything else, we could extract about 3-4times thestem cells per cc over what the average automated centrifuge could do. This is important, because these little machines are used by 98% of the physicians performingbone marrow stem cell procedures. There is no real technical expertise required to use these machines. You just place the sample in the machine and push the ON button. Because of this and the fact that these machines are aone-size-fits-all solution to process very different bone marrow samples from very different patients, it wasnt hard to outperform thesedevices. However, our research team investigated many different ways to process marrow. After discarding many, we finally discovered one that was pretty revolutionary. Andwhile extracting more stem cells is a good thing, it doesnt really make adifference if it doesnt improve a patients procedure outcome.

As you can see from this chart, there weredramatic, statistically significant changes in the LEFS functional scale (knee function) and pain relief with the new process when we compare many treated patients (average follow-up is 5 months). So not only are we getting more stem cells, but were now getting better results over a procedure that was already superior to anything else being offered.

All Regenexx network providers are offering this procedureand all have been trained in the process.This is oursecond generation same day stem cell procedure and were currentlyworking on the third. Were on our third generation platelet lysate (a mix of growth factors isolated from platelets) and working on our fourth. Were on our second generation platelet rich plasma(Super Concentrated Platelets) and working on our third.

This innovation issomething youll never see from small clinics offering stem cell procedures using inferiortechnology. At Regenexx, were focusing 100% on orthopedic stem cell and platelet procedures that produce the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Why Regenexx is VERY Different

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Stem Cell Therapy – Stem Cells Heal Me

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 1:44 am

Palliative management has consisted of lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, activity restrictions, and others), physical therapy, injections and medication. When severe, surgery has been an option for both joint and spine degenerative disease. Joint replacement, disc replacement and fusion were available to those with severe limitations in function related to the degenerative process.

These surgeries hold both great promise and great risk. Surgery results in irreversible structural change. It is a bridge burner in the respect that surgery forever changes the anatomy. In many cases surgical outcome is good and justifies this change in anatomy. In some, however, the change results in worsening of the original pain and overall worsening of function. Statistics show poorer outcomes with each successive surgery. Unfortunately, it is difficult, if not impossible to predict a successful surgical intervention in any individual patient.

Successful treatment is usually temporary and measured over years since surgical joint prosthetics wear out and require revision and replacement. Spine fusion speeds the degenerative process at adjacent vertebral levels.

Stem cell therapy, available now, is a means to stimulate healing in patients suffering both joint and disc related pain. Although we do not know how long lasting this treatment will be, we do know that the structure of the joint or spine is not changed with regenerative treatment.When patients are properly selected, outcomes are quite good. Best of all, stem cell treatment does not change anatomy and surgical options continue to be open and available if necessary.

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Stem Cell Therapy for Anti-Aging and Sexual Performance …

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 1:44 am

Stem Cell Therapy has been around for quite some time, but due to high cost it was primarily used for recovery in athletes and the financial elite. However, with the progression of science and knowledge, stem cell therapy has become much more widely used and financially attainable.

Tampa Rejuvenation is the first in Tampa Bay to utilize the benefits of stem cell therapy for the purpose of anti-aging and sexual performance. We realize as our patients age, their bodies no longer have the regenerative properties to attain the desired results from using their growth factors alone as with our PRP, or Plasma Rich Platelet, therapy. Although many patients will still yield improvement with the PRP alone, the magnitude of cytokines and growth factors in your blood as you age will deplete with age. By implementing stem cell therapy, the number of growth factors are exponential allowing our bodies to regenerate on a magnitude that is otherwise unattainable with some results lasting for 3-5 years.

Stem Cell Therapy can be used to restore vitality to the skin, encourage the growth of hair, and even restore sexual performance and pleasure.

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Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures | 100% Non-Surgical Pain …

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 1:44 am

Stem Cell Therapy Facts & Information

Stem Cell Therapyas an alternative solution to invasive surgery for patients suffering from a wide range of degenerative conditions and injuries including:

The Regenexx Stem Cell Therapy protocol produces the highest stem cell concentrations possible. All procedures utilize advanced imaging guidance to ensure the stem cells are delivered precisely to the area in need to assist healing in the damaged tissues.

Our bodys stem cells are responsible for healing us. However, as we age or sustain injury, we sometimes cannot get enough of these healing cells into the injured area. Stem Cell Therapy solves this problem by harvesting the patients own cells and then injecting them directly into the area in need. These cells can assist in the healing of damaged tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone while decreasing downtime and avoiding painful rehabilitation periods typically associated with surgery. In a series of three injections spaced roughly two to five days apart, the patient can be well on their way to a full recovery.

TheStem Cell Therapy protocol is a series of three procedures that happen over the course of several days.

PRE-INJECTION: A dextrose solution that stimulates surrounding soft tissue & prepares it for stem cell procedure.

SAME-DAY STEM CELL PROCEDURE: In the morning, blood and bone marrow samples are taken. Later that day, stem cells and blood platelets are introduced into the injury site.

POST-INJECTION: Additional platelet stimulants are introduced to invigorate stem cells and boost healing process.

Stem Cell Therapy is intended to help your body actually heal injured tissue. Initial improvement and reduction in pain may be experienced very quickly, with continued improvement as the healing progresses. Patient studies have shown Stem Cell Therapy to be very effective at relieving pain, while MRI images have confirmed successful tissue repair following stem cell therapy. The need for surgery can be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.

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Dr. Ruben Cintron Jr, MD – Reston, VA – Neurology …

Posted: June 22, 2018 at 9:41 am

Peripheral Nerve Disorders includes other areas of care:

– Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy

– Alcoholic Neuropathy

– Alcoholic Polyneuropathy

– Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

– Auditory Neuropathy

– Autonomic Disorders

– Autonomic Dysreflexia

– Autonomic Neuropathy

– Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy

– Carotid Sinus Syncope

– Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy

– Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

– Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy

– Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

– Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis

– Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

– Diabetic Neuropathy

– Diabetic Polyneuropathy

– Hand Neuropathy

– Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies

– Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I

– Infantile Refsum Disease

– Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy

– Inflammatory Neuropathies

– Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

– Metabolic Neuropathy

– Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type

– Motor Neuropathy

– Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia

– Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

– Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block

– Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor

– Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type

– Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III

– Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa

– Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type

– Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type

– Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular

– Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I

– Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II

– Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV

– Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory

– Optic Neuropathy

– Peripheral Neuropathy

– Peroneal Muscular Atrophy

– Polyneuropathy

– Polyradiculoneuropathy

– Pudenal Neuropathy

– Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

– Retrobulbar Neuropathy

– Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia

– Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy

– Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2

– Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy

– Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide

– Ulnar Neuropathy

– Vascular Neuropathy

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