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Regenerative Procedures

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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

PRP is has gained popularity in recent years as a promising tool to enhance healing and improve pain control for certain orthopedic procedures.  The PRP is used as an injection and is a concentration of platelets that is extracted from the patients own blood.

A blood draw is performed, this blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the various blood components.  This allows for isolation of the plasma portion of blood that is rich in platelets.  This is then injected into a joint or space around a tendon/ligament to help with either pain control or healing.  It is important to understand that PRP is still in an investigational stage and while it has grown in popularity and many physicians are using it to treat patients, the data on its effectiveness is limited.  For this reason it is not yet covered by insurance and is a cash only treatment option.  If PRP continues to demonstrate positive results in clinical trials, it is anticipated that it will eventually be covered by insurance as a rountine part of care.

 

PRP Uses include:

  • Arthritis

  • Tendonitis

  • Bursitis

  • An adjunct during surgery after tendon or ligament repair to aid in postoperative healing

BMAC (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate)

BMAC is another product that is extracted from the patient, this procedure is done in the operating room with the patient asleep.  A large bore needle is inserted into the pelvic wing bone and the cell rich bone marrow is aspirated out from within the bone.  This bone marrow fluid is abundant in cells that promote healing.  BMAC use has gained popularity in procedures involving cartilage repair and transplant.  While BMAC has demonstrated promising results, it too like PRP, is still considered experimental and is not covered by insurance.  Similar to PRP it is anticipated that if BMAC can continue to demonstrate positive results in clincal trials that it too will eventually be covered by insurance as a routine part of care.

 

BMAC uses include:

  • Cartilage repair​

  • Cartilage transplant

Insurance Policy

Nearly all major insurance plans accepted
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