STEM CELL THERAPY (MSCs), AT WAKE SPORTS MEDICINE:
*NOTE TO PATIENTS: If you are interested in PRP, Stem Cells, or Lubricant Injections you will need to schedule a “NEW PATIENT visit” to discuss your medical history with Dr. Kanaan first. This is usually covered under your insurance plan. We will sometimes make exceptions for patients traveling over 3 hours to our clinic.
Why choose PRP over Stem Cells (MSC’s, Umbilical and Amniotic) first?
Advanced regenerative treatments are NOT covered by insurance, and there are a lot of clinics that use this to take advantage of patients by selling treatments that are misrepresented. Never trust a clinic that promises results that are too good to be true. We at Wake Nonsurgical Ortho & Sports Medicine we try to have honest conversations with our patients about our outcomes.
So why choose PRP? There are many reasons that we suggest trying PRP first, but we factor in the cost, patient outcomes, and the actual research that is available. The evidence is actually really good for PRP in reducing pain for various conditions.
Same day spun PRP also contains some stem cells that circulate in the blood. While they may not be in the same concentration as a fat or bone marrow aspirate, we know that stem cells do circulate in human blood.
BEFORE you pay thousands of dollars on advanced regenerative treatments we would suggest taking with Dr. Kanaan about all options and we would suggest trying PRP before jumping straight into stem cells (MSCs, umbilical , amniotic, etc).
DOES STEM CELL THERAPY WORK?
Many patients are do well with adipose stem cell therapy. By this, we mean a decrease in pain levels and an increase in activities.
The current stem cell procedure allowed by the FDA is NOT what it used to be. We can only transplant pure fat (adipose), or pure bone marrow. The term “stem cell” is used to describe these procedures, BUT we are not really sure the degree to which the stem cells are activated or available.
Any clinic claiming to regenerate your tissue, and charging $10,000 to do that, should be thought of as misleading and you should promptly exit that office.
There is still evidence that the current procedure works for pain relief. Here is a recent study on adipose (SVF) injections:
What is the cost?
Our current price of adipose stem cell therapy is $2500.00 per treatment.
*Insurance does not currently cover stem cell therapy despite a growing body of evidence in support of this procedure. We take many payment options.
At Wake Nonsurgical Ortho & Sports Medicine we focus entirely on non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments to relieve knee pain, promote healing, rehabilitate, and prevent future injuries. We also strongly feel that the key to a long and healthy lifestyle is to stay active, and we make every attempt to return patients to the recreational and competitive activities that they enjoy.
Don’t wait! Contact us today to experience pain relief without the risk of surgery. Call (919) 719-2270, or schedule an appointment.