PRP Regenerative Joint Injections
PRP for joint or tendon healing
PRP for joint healing is better that prolotherapy. In 2015, I wrote about prolotherapy, which uses dextrose or ozone injections to stimulate new cell proliferation in chronically painful joints, ligaments and tendons. Optimal results of prolotherapy are seen with 3 to 6 injections done 3 to 6 weeks apart.
Platelet Rich Plasma injections are even stronger, more bioactive, and requires fewer treatment than prolotherapy. PRP injections increase blood supply and collagen growth and metabolic activity for greater elasticity, strength, and cell growth.
If your symptoms have lasted more than 8 weeks, here are some reasons to get PRP for joint, tendon, or scar injections:
  • Shoulder tendonitis/tendinopathy or torn shoulder ligaments (rotator cuff)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Medial epicondylitis
  • Wrist or thumb tenosynovitis
  • Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis
  • Knee tendonitis, torn knee ligaments (cruciate, meniscus)
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Degenerative arthritis of the shoulder, back, hip, knee, ankle, or foot
  • Scars
amniotic stem cell allograft joint injections
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)
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 at the following links:
  • One knee with 1cc = $2,000
  • One knee with 2 cc - $3,000
  • Both knees with 1cc each (2cc total) = $3,000
  • Both knees with 2cc each (4 cc total = $4,800