offering treatment plans that get results and control pain
The use of autologous (donor and recipient are the same) blood products to aid in healing via a variety of treatments has become more common. In recent years, science and technology has provided a new perspective on understanding the wound healing process. Platelets were once thought to act only with clotting, however, we now know platelets also release many bioactive proteins responsible for removal of necrotic tissue as well as enhancing tissue regeneration. According to the World Health Organization(WHO), musculoskeletal injuries are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability. Soft tissue injuries including tendon and ligament trauma accounts for 45% of all musculoskeletal injuries in the USA. PRP provides an alternative to surgery by promoting safe and natural healing.
Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) involves stimulating release of growth factors in an attempt to jump start the healing in chronic injuries as well as aid in acute injury healing. To prepare PRP, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and automatically produces the PRP. Normal platelet concentration is 200,000 platelets/mcL and PRP can be expected to have a minimum of 4-6 times this baseline (1 million platelets/mcL). There are also growth factors and other proteins present in the PRP that aid in healing. Our Practice utilizes a comprehensive approach to PRP treatments including not only injecting the injured tendon or arthritic joint but also addressing ligament laxity via PRP prolotherapy.
Regenexx is an innovative procedure that works by administering a high concentration of cells to an area in order to promote the body’s natural healing process. Cellular therapy commonly consists of Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) and / or Microfragmented Adipose Tissue (MFAT). Both BMC and MFAT are FDA compliant.
Both acute and chronic joint conditions and injuries can be treated with Regenexx cellular therapy. Since not all treatments are created equal, Regenexx utilizes propriety, research-based techniques to treat damaged tissues. At Arts of Regenexx @ RCRSS, Dr. Gary Dawson offers this advanced procedure to restore joint strength and mobility. After properly identifying if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment, Dr. Dawson will create a unique Regenexx procedure plan specifically for you. Learn more by contacting our Columbus, GA facility to schedule an initial consultation.
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ABOUT RIVER CITY REHABILITATION & SPINE SPECIALISTS
RCRSS is the only integrated site network comprised of a complete organization of specialists. With a dedicated pain management infrastructure, we are working to improve the quality of life for our patients by returning them to function and offering surgical and non-surgical solutions.
Enhancing the speed, quality and accuracy of pain management.