CROM Stem Cell Therapy- Denver, Colorado
About Stem Cell Therapy
With over 22 years experience treating musculoskeletal conditions, Colorado Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine is a leader in Regenerative Medicine in Denver, Colorado, offering both Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP).
Stem Cell Therapy is a cutting-edge treatment with the capacity to repair injured, torn, or arthritic tissue by delivering biological material directly to the site of the problem. Stem Cells have the ability to release biological signals to the cells in your own body that initiate them to regenerate. CROM uses only non-controversial, non-fetal Stem Cells. Much of the excitement surrounding Stem Cells lies in their potential to repair labral tears, rotator cuff tears or partial tears, and osteoarthritis, while avoiding surgical treatment and joint replacements.
Similar to Stem Cell therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is another regenerative medicine approach whereby blood is drawn from the patient, and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the blood plasma, which contains concentrations of healing growth factors and platelets. This therapeutic concentration is then injected to the area of injured tissue, where it can assist in healing tendonitis, tendon or labral tears, and arthritis.
Many professional athletes have decided to use Stem Cell Therapy treatments to help them heal from athletic injuries and reach peak condition. Based on mounting case studies, we are closer to Regenerative Medicine being covered through commercial (private) insurance.
Now these advanced medical treatments are available in Colorado from the state’s premiere physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians-CROM. CROM performs stem cell therapy and PRP at multiple offices in the Denver area. If you do not live in the Denver area or Colorado, feel free to contact us about setting up an appointment, and how our treatments work.
Stem Cell Therapy treatments are performed after an initial consultation to determine if these treatments are suitable for your specific problem, or whether other treatments, which may be less expensive and/or covered by insurance, are optimal.
Stem Cells injections are performed under ultrasound guidance by trained physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor. Follow up exams with ultrasound evaluations will evaluate your progress after the injection.
Stem Cell Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
What is CROM Stem Cell Therapy?
CROM physicians are Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Our Musculo-skeletal specialists administer tissue grafts containing Stem Cells directly into an injury site (through ultrasound or X ray guidance) to help regenerate cartilage, tendons and muscle in order to provide pain relief and increased function.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CROM Stem Cell Therapy?
Patients who have chronic joint, muscle or tendon conditions that have not responded to traditional treatment. Also, patients who do not wish to consider surgery for labral tears, partial thickness rotator cuff tears, a knee or hip replacement or have other severe arthritic or tendon problems may wish to consider stem cell therapy. In some cases, stem cell therapy may be appropriate for treatment of spinal conditions.
Why Use Stem Cell Therapy?
Under usual circumstances, the body’s ability to repair and replace damaged cartilage, tendons, or other specialized tissue in adults is limited. Use of bone marrow concentrate or amniotic tissue grafts may offer the ability to help repair these tissues. Stem Cell Therapy is only performed after an initial consultation by a CROM Physician specializing in Musculo-Skeletal Care. The physician will review your medical history, perform a clinical examination, and discuss stem cell treatments as well as other potential treatments in order to give you the information necessary for you to determine if stem cell therapy is the best option.
How Is Stem Cell Therapy Performed?
1. Obtain tissue containing stem cells through a simple procedure that concentrates your own bone marrow. This marrow contains stem cells, platelets, and other factors which promote tissue growth. Or, a graft of amniotic tissue from a specially selected and screened donor (which also contains stem cells) may be used. This is obtained in advance and – because of the unique properties of amniotic tissue – no tissue typing is required, and there is no rejection of this type of graft.
2. Whichever approach you and your CROM Physician specialist select, your doctor will numb the site of injection with a local anesthetic.
3.The Bone Marrow Concentrate or amniotic tissue graft will be administered by your CROM Physician through an ultrasound-guided injection. In some cases, X-ray guidance may be used.
4.You will then be able to relax and let the tissue graft get to work. Your CROM Physician Specialists will discuss an appropriate follow up and, if indicated, rehabilitation program with you. In most cases, there are few activity restrictions required, and no restrictions on usual activities such as driving.
Where Do Your Stem Cells Come From?
We utilize two types of tissue grafts containing stem cells:
Amniotic Tissue Graft Stem Cells- Amniotic tissue is collected under sterile technique from screened donors at the time of cesarean section.
Grafts of amniotic tissue (which include stem cells) from a donor do not involve fetal tissue, nor is there any harm to a fetus, baby, or mother in obtaining these stem cells from the donor. This type of stem cell therapy is not opposed by the Catholic Church or any other group on religious or ethical grounds.
Bone Marrow Graft Stem Cells-Bone marrow tissue containing stem cells is obtained by a simple aspiration procedure from your own bone marrow, and then concentrated before injection at the site of injury.
Does insurance cover Stem cell Therapy/How Much Will It Cost?
Most insurance companies do not cover Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate or Amniotic Tissue Graft at this time. However, we have had some success with worker’s compensation coverage for this treatment, and many insurance companies may cover the initial consultation as well as some aspects of the treatment, such as the ultrasound or X-ray guidance and follow up appointments.
CROM’s self-pay pricing is very competitive and we strive to provide this treatment as cost-effectively as possible. The cost of Bone Marrow Aspirate or Amniotic Tissue Graft Stem Cell treatments varies depending on the site of injury, the amount of graft material required, and whether or not Bone Marrow Aspirate or Amniotic Tissue Graft is utilized. Because of this, final prices can be determined after an initial consultation with your CROM Physician Specialist. Please contact us for more information.