June 11What should I expect during my PRP procedure/ Stem Cell Procedure?
The process for obtaining a PRP sample for injection involved having your blood drawn (similar to having normal lab test) except that we will draw a larger sample. This blood we collect will then be placed in a device that will spin the blood to separate the red blood cells from the Platelet Rich Plasma. Once it is separated, we can easily separate the Plasma from the other cells and then inject into and around the point of injury. This will then trigger the body to naturally begin the healing process in those tissues and use these highly concentrated cells to heal the area. Because you are using your own blood, there is no risk of transmissible infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction.
The process for collecting a Stem Cell sample is little more involved than PRP. For Stem Cell, your Physician will either collect a sample of cells from your hip bone or your fat tissue. Both procedures are done under sterile conditions and do not require sedation. Ask your Physician if you would like to discuss these procedures in more detail.