Stem Cell Therapy

About OrthoBiologic Medicine

Orthobiologic Therapy is a method by which we can use your body's own inherent healing potential to treat Orthopaedic conditions. Two commonly offered options include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy and Stem Cell Therapy. These cellular treatments are isolated from you and can be directed into a region of the body where we desire to decrease inflammation, reduce pain and promote a healing response.

Do Orthobiologic injections work?

It depends on the condition, but for the most part, yes. Orthobiologic injections can often dramatically reduce chronic pain and inflammation. It's important, however, to discuss the condition at length with your medical provider as some conditions seem to respond better than others to injection therapy. 

What type of conditions can be treated?

-Arthritis 

-Joint pain

-Muscle, ligament, or tendon injury

-Tendonitis 

-Soft tissue injuries 

-Areas of chronic pain

What is the difference between Stem Cells and PRP?

Stem cells are isolated with other cellular elements through a small procedure.  The cells are aspirated with a syringe, typically from the pelvis bone, concentrated in a machine, and injected back into the site of injury. Platelet Rich Plasma on the other hand, is less invasive and requires only a blood draw from your arm. The blood is separated by a centrifuge then concentrated, and injected into the site of injury or pain. 

How does Orthobiologic injections work?

These injections promote local healing and reduce pain by releasing growth factors and anti-inflammatory cellular messengers into an area of damage or chronic inflammation.

Does insurance cover these costs?

Typically not. Despite growing literature supporting the use of Orthobiologics for many musculoskeletal conditions, most insurance policies still consider this experimental and are thus not covered. If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA), this can often be used to cover the expense. Be certain to speak to your medical provider for any updates. 

Where can I learn more about PRP?

A trusted resource, OrthoInfo: What is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?

How do I schedule a consultation?

Give us a call at 605-217-2667, or request an appointment virtually by clicking here.

What's the difference?

PRP FAQ: 

Stem cell FAQ: https://spectrumhealthmedical....

Therapy Options Available Include:

  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy