Regenerative medicine is, without doubt, a game-changing area of medicine. It has the potential to repair tissue in damaged joints, muscles and tendons. Because stem cells are the basic building blocks of all human tissue, they hold great potential for treating damaged or diseased tissue. At Seattle Sports and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Wagner uses only your own body’s stem cells to regrow, repair and replace damaged or diseased tissue within the musculoskeletal system, including shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and ankles. Over the past several years, Dr. Wagner has successfully performed over twenty thousand stem cell procedures for patients throughout the Puget Sound as well as across the United States and beyond. This has been accomplished without any negative side effects. These procedures are performed in our office, with local anesthesia, taking approximately one hour.
As exciting and successful as regenerative medicine is when properly performed, it is important to note that not all patients are candidates for regenerative procedures. For more information or a consultation, please contact Seattle Sports and Regenerative Medicine at 206-620-0333. You can also visit our website page on Stem Cell/PRP Therapy to learn more about these treatments.
By extracting stem cells from an area of high volume, then concentrating the cells and reinjecting them into the damaged area, the body is naturally able to heal from within. The results from this treatment have been overwhelmingly successful.
Dr. Wagner is clearly the leader in regenerative procedures, including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy, in the Northwest.
Platelet Rich Plasma
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma? Platelet-Rich Plasma is made up of two elements: plasma, which is the liquid portion of blood, and platelets which are blood cells, instrumental in healing throughout the body. Platelets also contain growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing in a treated area. Platelet-Rich Plasma is simply a blood sample, taken in our office, then placed in a device called a centrifuge. The computerized centrifuge spins the blood sample, leaving us with a highly concentrated sample of platelets. This Platelet-Rich Plasma is then injected into the affected area. This is a fairly quick office procedure, lasting approximately twenty minutes.
PRP is commonly used for treating conditions as tendonitis, bursitis, partial tendon tears and osteoarthritis. This procedure has proven to be highly effective with little to no down-time. For more information, please visit our website page on Stem Cell/PRP Therapy.
Stem Cell Procedures
Because stem cells are the basic building blocks of all human tissue, they hold great potential for treating damaged or diseased tissue within your body. At Seattle Sports and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Wagner provides stem cell procedures by using only your body’s stem cells to regrow, repair and replace damaged or diseased tissue within the musculoskeletal system. These areas include shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles and wrists. By using your own stem cells, Dr. Wagner significantly optimizes results with a highly concentrated and potent stem cell solution but also eliminates the possibility of adverse side effects because the stem cells are your own.
Dr. Wagner extracts stem cells from high areas of concentration, including both bone marrow and adipose (fat tissue). From here, the cells are further concentrated with the use of a computerized centrifuge. Within 10-15 minutes, the stem cells are injected into the affected area. This is all done while utilizing ultrasound guidance to assure precision and efficacy. The body is naturally able to heal from within after the procedure is completed.
Commonly Treated Conditions:
- Meniscus tears
- Labrum tears
- Rotator cuff tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament injuries
- Muscle and tendon injuries
- Osteochondral defects
This appointment takes roughly 60 minutes and is done in our office, with local anesthesia. In the days following your procedure, our team will remain in close contact, assisting with physical therapy scheduling and follow-up with Dr. Wagner. Your questions are always welcome.
Why Choose Seattle Sports and Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Wagner is a Board-Certified M.D. with over three decades of experience providing medical care in Seattle, WA. Over the past several years, Dr. Wagner has safely performed over twenty thousand stem cell procedures for joint pain, tendon injuries and osteoarthritis. With your safety and optimal results always a priority, Dr. Wagner uses only your own PRP and stem cells for all regenerative procedures. All procedures are performed by Dr. Wagner and the results from this treatment have been overwhelmingly successful, with no negative side effects. Dr. Wagner is regarded as a leader in the field of Regenerative Medicine, treating patients from here in the Pacific Northwest, to all corners of the United States and beyond. He is continuously learning as this field evolves and treatments advance, recognizing that it is his responsibility to remain not only knowledgeable but on the leading edge in order to bring his patients the quality of care they deserve.
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