Dr. Sean Hassinger offers a variety of Regenerative Medicine treatments, including Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP) and stem cell injections. With years of surgical experience, Dr. Hassinger applies his surgical knowledge with Regenerative Medicine treatments to ensure quicker healing for patients.
Platelet rich plasma (prp)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets and growth factors from a blood draw of the patients blood. After the blood sample is drawn it goes through a rapid spinning process that separates the platelets and growth factors from the blood. The platelets and growth factors are then injected into the treatment site. Patients should expect the appointment to take around 30 minutes.
Bone marrow Aspirate Stem Cell concentrate (BMAC)
Bone marrow contains mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells. Stem cells are known to have the ability to to differentiate into many different tissue cells, such as muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, or blood cells. During the procedure, bone marrow is aspirated from locations on the body used to derive stem cells for your injection. The area is numbed prior to the procedure and you will experience pressure and possibly some mild discomfort. After the bone marrow is aspirated from the joint it is spun down to leave a higher concentration of cells to be injected into the treatment site.