With the help of state-of-the-art ultrasonic apparatus in the clinic, the on-call diagnostics of the locomotor system is performed, which in most cases represents the initial search and helps to determine the more precise diagnosis.
The MediDerm clinic in its orthopedic infirmary carries out one of the most effective joint and cartilage treatments – stem cell treatment.
It is often used in sports traumatology and we recommend it to patients for its positive results and ease of recovery after treatment.
To patients treated with this procedure, we initially determine the condition of the joint and cartilage thickness, while control diagnosis takes place several months after the stem cell application.
The surgery itself begins with the aspiration (liposuction) of the fat tissue of the patient. The importance of fat tissue in regenerative medicine is best explained by the fact that one gram of fat tissue has up to 500 times more pluripotent bone marrow stem cells, cells that are capable of acting or developing in many ways. Stem cells and pericytes (Rouget’s cells) derived from fat tissue have great potential in cartilage repair, bone regeneration, arthritis treatment, tendon healing, and they are most commonly used orthopedic treatment for degenerative changes in large joints.
Stem Cells have several important functions, including the release of so-called trophic factors that prevent cell death (apoptosis), as well as the appearance of scars, stimulate the creation of new blood vessels and have a mitogenic effect on tissue-specific progenitors, which can ultimately lead to repair of the damaged tissue or even regenerative effect.
Cell-based treatments are also used in:
- Aesthetic Medicine (Regeneration and Rejuvenation)
- Plastic Surgery
- Treatment of degenerative lesions on joints and tendons
- Enterophatyes (tennis elbow, golf padlock, jumper knee)
- Treatment of slowly healing wounds.
Since 2013, our sports medicine specialists have introduced a new method of non-surgical treatment of sports injuries of the tendons, muscles, and cartilage, known as PRP (plasma cell therapy). This method has helped our sports medicine and ultrasound diagnostics team have a more detailed approach to treatment and faster recovery of athletes.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE OF THE PRP THERAPY
After taking 10 ml of blood, it is processed in a centrifuge to isolate the patient’s plasma. After that, the doctor isolates the growth factors from plasma and applies them to the treated area by a special technique.