Where do biologics come from?

Regenerative Medicine consists of two main therapies, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy. These procedures are groundbreaking, minimally invasive, repairing procedures. But where do these biologics come from?

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, also called PRP, is harvested and concentrated from a blood draw, whereas Stem Cell Therapy can be harvested from multiple different areas. There are two different types of stem cell sources, autologous and allogeneic.

Autologous: Patients receive their own stem cells. These autologous stem cells can be found in the patients adipose tissue (fat) or bone marrow.

Allogeneic: Patients receive stem cells from a related or unrelated donor. Allogeneic stem cells can be sourced from adipose tissue (fat), umbilical cord blood or placenta stem cells (donated from parents at birth).

Where do Algone providers get stem cells from?

Algone only utilizes autologous stem cells in the bone marrow, also called marrow stromal cells. In adults, marrow-derived cells are found in the highest concentration in the marrow cavity near the iliac crest. Stem cell therapy is performed the same day that the cells are extracted from the bone marrow. Once the extraction takes place, the stem cells isolated in a higher capacity in our lab, then injected into the area of damage, while using image guidance for maximum effect. Stem Cell Therapy is used to stimulate the body to repair and regenerated damaged tissue in any joint. Dr. Peterson is the only physician in Alaska that is trained on the Regenexx same day procedure.

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