Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) can accelerate injury healing in many patients who suffer from a health condition such as a chronic tendon injury, ligament injury or bone fracture. PRP is responsible for accelerating the body’s ability to heal with the use of growth factors, while BMAC assists with both healing and regeneration.
Patients under the age of 60 generally achieve tissue regeneration using their own “pluripotent” stem cells through the use of BMAC. However, since the human body loses its ability to regenerate tissue from its own (autologous) stem cells as it ages, patients over the age of 60 typically achieve better results using a combination of PRP injections and a placental stem cell transplant, called an allograft, to assist in tissue regeneration. For patients over 60, OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, located in the greater Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area, utilizes BioD®, uses a cryopreserved allograft derived from human placental stem cells to support tissue repair and regeneration along with PRP injections to accelerate healing.
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What is BioD®?
BioD® is a cryopreserved placental stem cell transplant or allograft donated from fetal afterbirth tissue and cells of live, healthy donors during childbirth. Placental stem cells are a rich source of growth factors, including collagen, elastin and fibronectin, which help support tissue repair and regeneration. Placental stem cells also provide anti-adhesive and anti-microbial properties that play an important role in treating soft tissue injuries.
What are BioD® Benefits?
BioD® is a natural alternative to synthetic, animal or cadaveric derived regenerative medicine products. The primary functions of BioD® are to cover and protect the wound and to provide soft tissue repair and regeneration through the presence of growth factors and stem cells naturally found in placental tissue. BioD® is designed to facilitate the migration of the patient’s own cells to the injury site, leading to an increased rate of healing.
BioD® rarely evokes an immune response in patients since placental tissue is considered “immune privileged.” All donors are pre-screened through an extensive medical review and evaluation of pre-natal tests to help assure safety for all future BioD® recipients.
BioD® is recognized as a versatile wound healing allograft since it can be applied directly onto the skin or injected directly into the injured area. At OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, BioD® placental stem cells are commonly used as a wound covering in the treatment of tissue defects while PRP is used to expedite wound healing.
For more resources on BioD®, or other regenerative medicine treatments, contact the physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, located in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area.