PRP & Stem Cell Therapy

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 PRP & Stem Cell Therapy at CNOS

A select group of orthopaedic specialists at CNOS are trained in PRP & Stem Cell Therapy options. It truly depends on the provider, the patient and the medical plan that is discussed and put into place to ensure the best care and outcome of the patient’s health and medical conditions.

Introduction to PRP Therapy

Healing after an injury involves a well-orchestrated and complex series of events where proteins in the blood act as messengers to regulate the entire process. Many proteins involved in the healing process are derived from small cell fragments in the blood called platelets.

  • What are my risks? Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own natural properties to treat your injury. Side effects utilizing PRP systems are very uncommon. 

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of
platelets and growth factors created from
a small amount of your own blood or bone
marrow. Increased levels of growth factors
have the potential to improve signaling
and recruitment of cells. This concentrated
portion of the blood or bone marrow is
often referred to as platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

How does the PRP process work?

Your health care provider will recover a
small amount of blood or bone marrow.
This sample then goes through a rapid
spinning process that separates and
concentrates the platelets and other
beneficial growth factors from the blood.
The entire PRP production process is
usually done in less than 30 minutes.


Am I a candidate?

Speak with your physician and ask if PRP is right for you. Your physician will perform an examination to make a determination if the use of PRP will benefit you. If you are taking anti-inflammatory medications or blood thinners, your physician may temporarily discontinue the use of these until your treatment has taken place.

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

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.

How do I schedule a consultation?

Give us a call at 605-217-2667.

 What is the difference between stem cell therapy and PRP therapy?

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.


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. 

CNOS PRP & Stem Cell Therapy Clinic Locations

The following CNOS clinics offer PRP & stem cell therapy in communities throughout Siouxland. Find a clinic near you to visit with a PRP or stem cell therapy specialist.