Dextrose and biocellular prolotherapy
Frequently the injured area of the shoulder is a victim of underlying instability. Dr, Kaplan utilizes the Hacket-Hamwell method to treat the entire shoulder tendon/ligament complex to promote joint stabilization. Unlike a more commonly used target-specific approach, our technique not only heals the injury but also prevents the recurrence of the same issues in the future. Concentrated dextrose solution is the first line of our regenerative treatments. When injected into tendons and joints, it promotes ligament regeneration and mild cartilage repair.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) through an ultrasound-guided injection is a stronger cellular treatment. It promotes joint cartilage regeneration and repair of torn labrum and tendon tissue. PRP Prolotherapy technique is used in more advanced arthritic and degenerative cases. It directly delivers growth factors in the damaged tissue and activates a signaling mechanism that stimulates the body’s stem cell production and recruitment to the site of injury. Repair and new tissue growth occur quickly and naturally.
Stem Cell therapy is the most advanced regenerative technique available. Stem cells are extracted from either the bone marrow or fat and are immediately reinjected into the injured areas of the shoulder. Direct delivery of mesenchymal stem cells into the affected shoulder area allows for repair by the growth of new healthy tissue.
Dr. Kaplan’s in-depth knowledge of peptide therapy allows him to stimulate repair and regeneration with specifically selected peptides. Tissue-repairing peptides BPC and Thymosin beta 4 are used in the injection solutions and CJC/ Ipamorellin is often used to stimulate stem cell activity before the procedure.
These peptides stimulate and enhance, Dextrose prolotherapy, PRP, and Stem cells’ regenerative potential.