Director Institute of Regenerative and Molecular Orthopedics, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
The presentation concerns PRP and Stem Cell (bone marrow, adipose, and V cells) injections for musculoskeletal conditions in an office setting.
Indications are given as to which type of cell and technique to use to accomplish repair. Stem cells, both bone marrow derived (BMAC) and adipose, are used for the more difficult problems. While V cells (Very Small Embryonic Like Stem Cells) are utilized for autoimmune diseases including osteoporosis. PRP injections are utilized for the less severe problems. Indications are given when to use Stem Cells verses PRP. The newest concepts in stem cell science are presented. These concepts include the clinical use of MUSE cells, exosomes, and V cells. Basic science of both PRP and stem cells are discussed. This presentation defines what constitutes an effective PRP preparation.
Myths concerning stem cells are dispelled. One myth is that mesenchymal stem cells are the most important stem cell. This was the initial interpretation of Dr. Arnold Caplan the father of mesenchymal stem cell science. Dr. Caplan now feels that MSCs have an immunomodulation capacity which may have a more profound and immediate effect on joint chemistry and biology. We now learn in the talk that the hematopoietic stem cells are the drivers of tissue regeneration.
Also discussed are adjuncts used which enhance the results. These therapies include supplements, LED therapy, lasers, electrical stimulation, and cytokine therapy. The scientific rationale is presented for each of these entities as to how they have a direct on stem cells.
Joseph Purita is director of Institute of Regenerative and Molecular Orthopedics (www.stemcellorthopedic.com) in Boca Raton, Florida. The Institute specializes in the use of Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma injections. Dr. Purita is a pioneer in the use of Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma. He received a B.S. and MD degree from Georgetown Univ. Dr. Purita is board certified in Orthopedics by ABOS. He is a Fellow American College of Surgeons, Fellow American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons, and a Fellow American Academy of Pain Management. He is also certified in Age Management Medicine.