As you may remember, the use of platelet rich plasma (taken from your blood) for tissue repair started in the 1990’s. By 2006 it was being used across many fields of medicine for healing and even began to be covered by insurances. That’s because it is known to be rich in fibrin and many different important growth factors that stimulate stem cells to grow and tissues to regenerate rapidly.
For joint regeneration, Dr. Cutler can inject one or both of the following:
- Platelet Rich Plasma autograft (from self)
- Amniotic Stem Cell allograft (from human donor)
Amniotic Stem Cell Allograft injections for joint regeneration
Dr. Cutler uses the SURGENEX® SurForce® which is a minimally manipulated, amniotic membrane tissue allograft designed to be the best product on the market today. SurForce® is thoroughly tested for safety in clinical procedures with a donor serology test panel that is the most extensive in the industry. In this process, they test for several potential pathogens that could be missed by less extensive testing observed in competitive industry products. SURGENEX® conducts two simultaneous 14-day bacterial/fungal tests performed by one internal and one third party lab, to confirm thier products are free of bacterial and fungal contaminants, making it the cleanest and safest amniotic membrane tissue allograft product on the market. Read more about this product here.
Learn more about amniotic stem cell allograft and PRP autograft joint regeneration injections by at the following links:
Pricing for major joint injections (e.g. knees):
One knee with 1 cc = $2,000
One knee with 2 cc = $3,000
Both knees with 1 cc each (2 cc total) = $3,000
Both knees with 2 cc each (4 cc total) = $4,800