Physical Medicine Associates of Gainesville FAQ
How are Regenerative Cell Therapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma procedures performed?
Our Regenerative Cell Therapy is a revolutionary breakthrough treatment option for people suffering from inflammation, reduced mobility, sports injuries, tissue and ligament damage, or chronic pain. We utilize cryopreserved amniotic allograft tissue matrix solution derived from placental tissue which delivers the highest cellular tissue viability and safety standards. The highly technical collection process preserves the integrity of the amnion tissue, achieving greater clinical outcomes. This unique process yields high concentrations of tissue, growth factors, anti-inflammatory cytokines, and is chorion free. Our product contains these extracellular proteins and molecules which induce soft tissue healing, reduce scar tissue, and promote tissue regeneration.
This cutting-edge treatment is the most advanced of the current non-surgical treatment options. The regenerative cell tissue matrix is collected from donated placental tissue after C-section deliveries. There are no ethical issues involved with this type of tissue donation. Most often, the patient feels relief after only ONE treatment.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a procedure that entails drawing blood from a patient (similar to a routine blood draw) and then spinning it in a centrifuge machine. This generates a layer of concentrated platelets and growth factors, which has been proven to reduce pain and help regenerate damaged tissue such as tendon and cartilage by promoting cell growth.
Is Regenerative Cell and PRP Therapy safe?
Regenerative Cell Therapy is an extremely safe treatment option. The supplier is committed to the highest standards of patient safety and adheres to stringent FDA regulations. The amniotic tissue is derived from placentas harvested during C-sections. Healthy donors are selected through a strict screening process which includes an extensive patient questionnaire, serological testing, and a medical staff interview to ensure donor eligibility. The process meticulously collects the amniotic membrane and carefully removes unwanted tissues such as the chorion. This highly technical process produces the highest cellular tissue viability and the best amniotic tissue allograft in the industry. There are no ethical issues involved with this type of tissue donation.
With PRP, we are using what your body makes naturally, concentrating the vital components necessary for healing, and transplanting it to the area needing it most.
In our office, we have the most up-to-date knowledge and training, as well as experience to provide our patients with new, non-surgical, safe, and fast acting treatments.
Is more than one treatment needed?
Not every person is the same. That’s why we take our patients through our advanced assessment so we can carefully determine the best treatment plan, which may include more than one cellular therapy. Most patients experience major relief from Regenerative Cell Therapy after only ONE treatment!
PRP Therapy is more likely to require repeat (up to 3 total) injections, usually spaced out at two week intervals.
With a multitude of treatment options, we can create the best treatment plan that makes the most sense for your life.
What determines the outcome of my Regenerative Cell or PRP Therapy?
Various factors will determine the outcome of your Regenerative Cell or PRP Therapy treatment, such as the extent of damage, disease, and the location being treated. Most people respond well to both therapy options and experience relief from pain in a short period of time. For instance, amniotic tissue matrix has been known provide full relief to patients after only one treatment. Each patient is individually evaluated to maximize the results of therapy.
How much downtime should I expect after Regenerative Cell or PRP therapy?
Typically, there is little to no downtime from cellular therapy.
How long does the repair process take?
Generally, the repair process takes two to three months to complete fully, but in most cases, improvement can be noticed very soon after the treatment.
Is this procedure covered by insurance?
At Physical Medicine Associates of Gainesville, we accept all types of insurances. Since everyone has different coverage plans, we offer complimentary insurance verifications during our complimentary consultations. Give us a call or fill out our online submission form to set up your free consultation!
How often does the procedure work?
Both Regenerative Cell and PRP Therapy have amazing results on a wide range of conditions. The vast majority of patients generally feel significant, if not complete relief after these non-surgical procedures.
Can the procedure fail?
Like any other procedure, there is no 100% guarantee. In certain cases, it is possible that you may need additional treatments or different treatments to find a solution.
If the regenerative cells or platelets do not work, can I still have surgery?
Yes. There is nothing about these procedures that would preclude you from having traditional surgery. We evaluate each case very carefully. If it’s possible to determine that the best course of action truly is conventional surgery, we will advise you of that.