PRP, otherwise known as Platelet Rich Plasma, is a relatively new technique used to help aid in the recovery of soft tissue injuries and arthritic conditions (tendons, ligaments and cartilage). These concentrated plates found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive protein, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.
Accelerated Recovery Performance (ARP) Therapy is a system of technology and protocols that uses a patented bio-electrical current simultaneously with active range-of-motion and other exercise techniques to speed up the body's natural recuperative ability.
The Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is a system which measures both bone density and muscle/fat mass. It has many uses in identifying conditions and measuring recovery. It is the most advanced and comprehensive method for measuring body composition, ie. body fat, lean tissue and bone mass density (BMD).
Our Combined Cell Therapy procedure utilizes 3 components of regenerative medicine to help reduce pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis, soft tissue disorders, and osteonecrosis. For this procedure, stem cells will be extracted from your own body’s fat tissue and bone marrow and injected into the affected area of your body.
Dr. Darr does many surgical procedures, including Shoulder ATS (rotator cuff repair, labral repair, shoulder instability), Shoulder Replacement, Knee ATS (ligament reconstruction, tendon repair), Knee Replacement, and Hip Replacement.
Is your knee pain keeping you from the activities you love? Is your knee pain related to osteoarthritis? If you are experiencing knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, you may qualify to participate in a clinical study currently being conducted by Dr. Kevin Darr.
Prior to the Combined Cell and PRP injections, I was very close to having both of my knees replaced. Synvisc injections were not working and I was having trouble walking. Since the treatment on both knees (Combined Cell Therapy in one and PRP in the other), I am almost pain free and have resumed playing both tennis and golf. My quality of life has greatly improved over the past 12 months.
Dr. Darr and his team completely explained how the treatments would work. He made no promises, but did say there were many cases that showed excellent results. On the whole, I appreciated the time spent and the honest assessment on what treatment to use for each knee. I would highly recommend Dr. Darr to anyone having knee issues. I have already done so to several personal friends.
- T. Bunce, October 2014