After much research into Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, it’s been learned that they activate local mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which have the ability to influence tissue repair. Of note, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the ability to differentiate into cartilage, tendon, ligament and bone as new tissue. Hematopoetic cells from bone marrow regenerate blood vessels and immune cells. It is now recognized that adipose (fat) from the patient or umbilical (not from self) are the best source of MSCs.
At our clinic, a technician removes a small amount of fat tissue from your hip, buttock, or abdomen with a small needle. The cells are then processed in our lab and injected precisely where your body needs them to help repair injury and damaged tissue.
Adipose tissue contains adipose stem cells which go to work healing injured tissue. The fat cells in the tissue will die and release signals which stimulate other cells to become active. The newly active cells stimulate the microenvironment, making it ripe for cell regeneration.
Dr. Payson Flattery started the Bend Regenerative Medicine clinic as a companion to the Center for Integrative Medicine, in order to serve patients with a focus on regenerative medicine. He is a leading expert in Stem Cell Injections, having pioneered the techniques in Central Oregon. He’s treated thousands with PRP and Stem Cell Therapies and most recently introduced to the practice the latest technology with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy