Intra-articular injection in the knee of adipose derived stromal cells (stromal vascular fraction) and platelet rich plasma for osteoarthritis
Full Text, 2017 (Jun. 19); Bansal, et. al.
Dr. Bunyak notes this text from the conclusion, “SVF combined with PRP has a great potential as a therapeutic agent in regenerative medicine especially in orthopedic conditions. The high numbers of MSCs in SVF make it a suitable source for cellular medicine. Preliminary studies suggest that it is a safe and effective method for treating osteoarthritis. Both qualitative and quantitative measurements showed statistically significant improvements during the follow up period of 2 years.”
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is the injection of concentrated platelets and growth factors, collected from your blood during an in-ofﬁce procedure, into an area of injury or arthritis. The growth factor concentrate signals local progenitor cells to replace the injured area with healthy tissue. PRP is considered to be more effective than dextrose prolotherapy and has gained popularity over the last decade through highly publicized testimonials from numerous professional athletes.
BOUNDLESS is a leading provider of PRP injections in San Diego.
What makes our PRP different?
Recent publications support our observation that most commercial PRP systems are inefficient and inconsistent at producing PRP of sufficient concentration and quality for optimum healing. At BOUNDLESS, we have optimized a process of producing highly concentrated, custom-made PRP in our in-house GMP-quality lab. We offer personalized PRP preparation options depending on your healing needs, from a “pure,” clear, and largely anti-inﬂammatory preparation, to a stem cell and macrophage-rich hand-made preparation when needed.
What does a typical treatment entail?
An office visit for a PRP treatment lasts about 90 minutes. Your blood is drawn and prepared in our in-house lab while you wait. The injured or arthritic area is then injected with the custom-made PRP mixture under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. Each treatment may consist of one or several injections, guided by physical examination, prolotherapy traditions, and the latest research, to maximize the healing and stabilization of your tendon, ligament, or joint.
How many treatments treatments are needed?
Typically 1-3 rounds of treatments spaced 1 -3 months apart are needed for optimum results.