Both regenerative processes can be effective to accelerate healing, however, each process is different. Stem cell therapy involves injecting cells harvested from the patient’s own marrow, while in PRP, plasma is extracted from blood, and platelets are enriched to be injected.
Stem Cell Therapy is a completely different process that uses Bone Marrow for extracting stem cells. These special stem cells are called Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC). The MSCs that were demonstrated to be the most effective turn into bone, cartilage, muscle, tendons, or ligaments.
The process involves drawing bone marrow from the patient’s hip bones. The bone marrow is then processed in a special super-concentration unit. This unit can drive up 10 times more stem cells than the bedside centrifuges most physicians use. The stem cells are then re-injected by our expert physicians, using precise ultrasound image-guided by needle recognition capability, ensuring delivery to the precise location. Be advised that PRP is not a stem cell therapy, yet we have seen some clinics advertising PRP injection as a stem cell therapy.
PRP Injections use the patient’s own blood. The blood is then processed in a highly advanced, medical-grade centrifuge, to separate platelets. Our process produces gold color platelets, which contain red blood cells with 3 – 5 times more concentration than bedside centrifuges used by most physicians. The platelets are then re-injected into the patient’s injured area, releasing growth factors that promote natural healing.