PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, which is a “soup” of various growth factors and exosomes which are cell-to-cell mediators). Apart from the white blood cells (WBC) and platelets, an important component of PRP are very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs).
They can be seen with the microscope. The missing link has been the observation that white blood cells produce inflammatory substances, which have been detrimental when stem cell injections with PRP were done in the past (poor survival rate of stem cells).
Now, it has been detected that photo-activation of the PRP before injection leads to anti-inflammatory behavior of the WBC in PRP. This is called “light activated PRP”, which leads to the best results with PRP injection therapy/Stem Cell Therapy in Miami.
Soft laser stimulation with red, green and blue soft lasers have been shown to improve tissue healing significantly when stem cells and light activated PRP are used. The main sources for good stem cells are the fat tissue (from the “love handles”) and the bone marrow (obtained from pelvic bone). Nitric oxide and electrical stimulation also help to improve stem cell survival and reduce inflammation.
All of these methods are revolutionizing orthopedics where injured tissues can be mended with the help of injecting stem cells, light activated PRP and using laser treatments.
When you use PRP with bone and adipose tissue derived stem cells and inject it into the knees of a person with degenerative arthritis, you get the ideal remedy to calm down the degenerative process with instant pain relief and the stem cells are transforming into cartilage cells (chondrocytes) building up hyaline cartilage.
The end result is a new knee surface where the old and the new repaired knee surfaces are knitted into one seamless unit.
PRP therapy by itself can be used successfully for repairing bursitis of the shoulder and rotator cuff tears, muscle tears and sprains, meniscus tears of the knee, mild to moderate osteoarthritis of various joints and spine disorders, particularly facet joint problems.
Summary – Learn more about Miami Prolotherapy, PRP and Stem Cell therapies
If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned above ( see these non-exhaustive lists of conditions treated with Prolotherapy, PRP and stem cell therapies in our Clinic in Coral Gables, Miami, FL), you owe it to your health to try these alternatives first as they are much less invasive and they involve your own cells that will heal the defects with a very high probability.
You still have the option to seek surgery, should these alternative procedures fail (which is unlikely). Unfortunately most insurance carriers will not pay for this service at this time.