Hydrodissection is the process of injecting fluid into the area with the use of ultrasound guidance to release specific anatomy from the surrounding tissue, potentially resulting in decreased pain. This technique can be used to treat symptomatic scar tissue follow surgery as well as chronic local nerve pain.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is the injection of platelets, derived from your own blood, into the targeted area of an abnormality. The mechanism of PRP is growth factor stimulated healing. Platelets contain numerous growth factors critical to the natural healing process. PRP stimulates the healing response and reduces inflammation within soft tissues such as muscle, ligaments, and tendons. Over the last decade, PRP has been recognized for its potential in treating both chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries and is popular with professional athletes with the goal of returning to competition as soon as possible.
The recovery time with PRP Treatment varies by patient, however depending on the injection site, crutches, a brace, or a sling may be required for the first three weeks. Increased activities should be possible in the subsequent three weeks.
Stem Cell Treatments involve the injection of adult stem cells collected from your own bone marrow into a targeted area with the use of ultrasound and/or CT guidance. The injected stem cells then initiate the body’s natural healing process at the site of abnormality to repair and regenerate damaged tissue.
Most Stem Cell Treatments require 30-45 minutes and are performed in an outpatient setting using only local anesthesia. Patients usually experience a steady decrease in their symptoms during the first 12 weeks with near complete symptom relief 6-12 months after the procedure.