Joint degeneration and tendon injury have a significant impact on the lives of the people they affect. With an ever increasing life expectancy joint damage and the treatments offered are major health care issues.
Joint degeneration and subsequent osteoarthritis limits the mobility and impacts on the quality of life. Only those suffering with joint pain will know the impact of being in chronic disabling pain.
To date the ultimate treatment is joint replacement. This however carries a significant risk, and does not always result in a 100% successful outcome.
Tendon injuries are often a career limiting event in professional athletes which is why professionals throughout the world are turning to PRP as an effective and minimally invasive treatment option.
It is important for the professional sportsman or woman to be able to return to their training and performance peak as quickly as possible after an injury.
At Stem Cell NZ our aim is to provide a high quality dedicated PRP facility offering a revolutionary treatment option. The treatment uses your own body's defence and regenerative capacity and this may well delay or alleviate the need for more invasive procedures.
If you've ever suffered from major pain you'll understand how exhausting and debilitating it can be. Whether caused by injury or arthritis, joint and tendon pain can affect you in most activities in your life.
Now PRP can work to minimise or cure this pain minimising pain and stiffness, improving function and in many cases delaying the onset of osteoarthitis by using your own body's repair mechanism. PRP is produced from your own blood, then injected delivering a high concentration of growth factors to injured or arthritic cartilage that can potentially enhance healing of musculoskeletal conditions.
Shoulders, hips, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, knees, ankles, elbows, wrists, tendonitis and ligament sprains can all be treated with this non-invasive treatment.