PRP & Stem Cell Therapy Specialist

Orlando Landrum, MD -  - Interventional Pain Specialist

Cutting Edge Integrative Pain Centers

Orlando Landrum, MD

Interventional Pain Specialist & Regenerative Medicine located in Saint Joseph, Elkhart and Marshall Counties

Regenerative medicine harnesses your body’s natural ability to repair itself, extracting the stem cells and growth factors used to regrow new tissues, then reintroducing a concentrated amount back into injured or diseased areas to boost healing. Dr. Orlando Landrum at Cutting Edge Integrative Pain Centers offers regenerative options like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy to treat soft tissue injuries, arthritis, overuse conditions, spine pain, and degenerative disease. To learn more about these regenerative therapies, call the office in Elkhart, Indiana, or book an appointment online.

PRP/Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Your blood naturally contains platelets, which are excellent sources of proteins called growth factors. When your body is injured, growth factors promote healing by triggering new tissue growth, including the production of blood vessels, collagen, muscles, and connective tissues.

PRP contains a higher concentration of platelets than normal plasma. Created in the office by drawing your blood, it separates the platelets and then concentrates them.

With the technology available at Cutting Edge Integrative Pain Centers, your PRP is more concentrated than typical PRP treatments.

Whereas other forms of PRP result in 5-10 times the natural concentration of platelets, Dr. Landrum can achieve a level that’s up to 40 times higher than average. This level of platelets is essential for achieving optimal results.

Dr. Landrum injects your super-concentrated PRP using ultrasound to precisely place the needle in the damaged tissues.

Which conditions can PRP treat?

PRP can help heal many types of musculoskeletal problems including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Injuries to cartilage, tendons, and muscles
  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal disc conditions

In addition to stimulating the production of tissues needed to repair these conditions, PRP injections also reduce inflammation and relieve pain.  

Dr. Landrum also uses platelet lysate, an advanced variation of PRP that accelerates healing. PRP injections release growth factors slowly over the course of a week, while platelet lysate immediately releases all its growth factors.

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cells continuously self-replicate by dividing then producing many different types of cells. Throughout your life, adult stem cells maintain your health by regenerating new tissues to replace old, injured, and diseased tissues.

As you get older, or when you have a significant injury, your body may not be able to recruit enough stem cells to repair the problem entirely. You may also find that healing proceeds at a slow pace.

Stem cell therapy solves that problem by extracting your stem cells, concentrating them, then injecting them into the damaged area. The concentrated amount of stem cells speeds up cellular regeneration and healing.

What types of stem cells are part of the therapy?

Adult stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) aspirate from bone marrow in your hip, which is a rich source of MSCs.

Mesenchymal stem cells are especially beneficial for musculoskeletal problems like joint injuries, arthritis, and spine pain, because they can become bone, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.

If you have arthritis, a sports injury, or other musculoskeletal problems, call Cutting Edge Integrative Pain Centers in Elkhart, Indiana, or book an appointment online.