Experts in Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative Medicine is a new way to treat a range of diseases and conditions, including chronic pain. Urgent Care of Oconee utilizes the latest science and technology to stimulate the healing of ligaments, tendons, cartilage and muscles so that you can get back to painless activity.
Urgent Care of Oconee offers PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and SCR Treatments. These methods use a persons own blood or bone marrow to heal the site of an injury.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your own blood, which contains healing factors, such as white blood cells and bioactive proteins, called growth factors and stem cell markers. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair.
Platelets once thought of being responsible for only clotting, have been scientifically proven to be a reservoir of these vital healing components. With advanced techniques, we are able to concentrate these regenerative healing cells in a simple outpatient setting.
A small amount of peripheral blood is taken from the patient and placed into an FDA medically approved container. This sterile disposable container is placed in a specialized centrifuge, for spinning, to separate the whole blood sample into ‘layers’ of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and red blood cells.
The PRP layer is aspirated from the red blood cells and is injected or applied, under sterile conditions, into the localized area of abnormality. After centrifugation, the whole blood is separated into a PRP layer and red blood cell layer.
Bone marrow is the soft spongy tissue that is found in the center of your bones. In adults, marrow in the large bones is the producing center of your red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma components. Since this is the location of production, immature forms of these cells called stem cells will be found here.