Dr. Bata is an expert in Stem Cell injection treatment. He is a top-rated orthopedic surgeon who provides cutting-edge podiatrist and general orthopedic services. Residents of Loma Linda, Colton, Riverside, Redlands, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino and all the Inland Empire region can visit the office located in Loma Linda for this treatment. Call (909) 233 - 7823 to book an appointment.
Stem Cell also known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injection treatment. A small amount of your blood is used to generate PRP. About (15-20 cc) of blood is drawn up from the patient into a syringe. The blood is spun in a special centrifuge to separate its components (Red Blood Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma, Platelet Poor Plasma and Buffy Coat). Platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting and healing process.
When PRP is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the treatment area they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair the damaged area.
The use of PRP treatment has increased in recent years to treat various condition in many fields including orthopedics and sports medicine. There have been many articles that show the positive effect of PRP in treating various conditions.
Though PRP treatment has been used safely and successfully on many patients, PRP treatment is NOT yet FDA approved and is not covered by most insurance plans.