The cost of regenerative therapy varies between patients based on condition and severity of the ailment. It is uncommon for regenerative therapies to be covered by insurance.
Regenerative therapy has frequently been shown to be helpful for conditions of the musculoskeletal system; joint, spine, arthritic, work or sports related injuries, tendon pain, ligament pain, and other degenerative painful conditions. Schedule a consultation to see if regenerative therapy is an option for you.
Treatment is in an outpatient setting. The actual extraction can take up to 10 minutes, but the entire process may take up to one hour.
Bone marrow stem cells are the regenerative cells responsible for repairing and rebuilding of damaged tissue. The concentrated cells appear to accelerate the healing process, promote strength, offer pain relief, and improve overall function. The healing cascade can be active and take place over 4 to 6 weeks. A follow-up Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) procedure may be recommended if desired relief is not met.
Bone marrow extractions are safe procedures when conducted by a trained professional in a sterile environment. Complications are rare but include:
Most patients are able to return to usual activities within 1 to 2 days, but some pain may be felt for up to one week.
The area of extraction is numbed with local anesthetic, so pain is minimal. Bone marrow is extracted from the back of the patient’s pelvis from an area called the posterior iliac crest. A suctioned syringe attached to a needle is used to reach the posterior aspect of the iliac crest, during which minimal discomfort may be felt. The collected sample is gathered from multiple regions within the iliac crest. This aspirate technique delivers a high concentration of cellular structures called CFU-F’s which hold a rich reservoir of therapeutic cells to reintroduce to the injured area. Patients also have the option of receiving twilight sedation to help them through the procedure.
After a PRP injection, we suggest that you spend the rest of the day resting. Use the area as tolerated
since restricting movement for an extended time can cause stiffening.
Every person responds differently to PRP treatment, but in general, patients should see results within 2- 6 weeks after their PRP injection. Depending on the severity of the injury, it may take multiple therapy sessions to achieve the desired result. Our physicians will consult with you and provide a recommendation during your consultation.
The cost of regenerative therapy varies between patients based on the condition and severity of the ailment. It is uncommon for regenerative therapies to be covered by insurance.