The human body is made of billions of cells that form specific organs like the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Each day these cells go through a degenerative and regenerative process. As older cells die, new cells are born from stem cells with the capability of being able to create multiple types of other cells. However, when tissues are injured, the degenerative process exceeds this regenerative process, resulting in structures that become weaker, painful and less functional.
Dr. Crozier treats joint and ligament pain and degeneration with non-surgical stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP, blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets). The human body keeps a supply of these cells available to help repair injured and degenerated tissues at all times, making it fairly simple to retrieve them for therapeutic purposes.
How does it work? A special needle is inserted into the fat in the lower abdomen, which contains the cells. This procedure is well-tolerated and many patients claim it is not painful. The cells are taken to our laboratory and centrifuged, leaving a concentrated sample of mesenchymal cells used to help heal your injury. These cells are injected and stem cells are activated to promote additional healing.
Patients are able to return to normal activity following the procedure and avoid the painful and lengthy rehabilitation periods that are typically required to help restore strength, mobility and range-of-motion following invasive joint surgeries.
If you are suffering from a joint injury or degenerative condition such as osteoarthritis, you may be a good candidate for Dr. Crozier’s procedure. Contact our office for Dr. Crozier’s unique approach to healing your joint diseases.