What is regenerative medicine in Kansas City?
Have you heard terms like “Stem Cell Injections,” “PRP,” or “Prolotherapy”? Over the last couple of years, APEX has become known as a leader in utilizing regenerative medicine in Kansas City to assist in healing acute injuries and helping individuals avoid surgery. We offer unrivaled expertise in the KC area, and all injections are performed in the office under ultrasound guidance.
These cutting edge procedures can be very beneficial in the healing process. The beauty of these procedures is that they utilizing your own cells and growth factors, and therefore there is essentially no risk of harm or bad reaction.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA
Platelet Rich Plasma, or “PRP,” is the most researched method to heal sports injuries faster, without surgery. The idea behind it is to concentrate the individual’s platelets and growth factors from a simple blood draw with a centrifuge, then inject it into the injured area. APEX offers higher PRP concentrations and customized concentrations for each patient within our overall regenerative medicine plan in Kansas City.
- Tendon Tears
- Ligament Tears
- Joint Pain
STEm CELL INJECTIONS
Bone marrow contains rich levels of regenerative stem cells. These cells are withdrawn from an individual’s body then placed in a centrifuge to separate the regenerative cells and platelets. This creates a concentrate that is 5-11 times richer in growth hormones, which is then injected into the injured area under ultrasound guidance to promote the body’s natural healing capabilities.
- Tendon Injuries
The idea behind “proliferation therapy” is to irritate a tendon or joint into thinking it is more injured than it actually is, resulting in a profound inflammatory and healing response. The trusted and highly experienced regenerative medicine doctors at APEX Ortho in Kansas City will help you determine the best course of action for your medical needs.
The most advanced treatments in the midwest
Apex Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers the most advanced Regenerative Medicine options in the Midwest. Led by a nationally-recognized clinician and consultant in the field, Dr. Michael Khadavi, the APEX Orthopedics Regenerative Medicine Program consistently prevents unnecessary surgeries and eliminates pain through natural, safe, and effective treatments in the Kansas City area.
Meet our kc Regenerative Medicine Expert
Regenerative Medicine: National Educator
Sports Medicine: Board-Certified
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Board- Certified
Education and Training
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Stanford University
Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Missouri- Columbia
Doctor of Medicine, University of Kansas
Registered in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. (Extra certification means extra precision and formal training.)
THE Outpatient Process
Both PRP and Stem Cell (BMC) treatments are performed at Dr. Khadavi’s clinic. The procedures are complete with minimal discomfort, and many patients report feeling no pain. While most patients spend around 45 minutes in the clinic for PRP and 90 minutes for Stem Cell (BMC), the majority of this time is spent in the preparation and centrifugation process.
Recovery and Outcomes of regenerative medicine in kansas city
In many cases, PRP and Stem Cell (BMC) treatments provide a permanent cure to the injured tissue. In other instances, the treatments provide several years of pain relief. Dr. Khadavi will discuss your expected outcome with you, based on your specific diagnosis and personal goals.
Most patients return to normal, daily activities the same as the treatment. Because these treatments use your own cells and natural growth capabilities, the pain relief typically begins around 4-8 weeks after treatment.
Conditions Treated by Regenerative Medicine in kansas city
Knee: Osteoarthritis, Meniscus Tears, Chondromalacia Patella, (Runner’s Knee) Patellar Tendonitis, Ligament Sprains or Tears (MCL, LCL, ACL)
Hip: Osteoarthritis, Labrum Tears, SI Joint Dysfunction, Trochanteric Bursitis
Shoulder: Osteoarthritis, Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, Tendonopathy, Partial Tears, Labrum Tear, Biceps Tendinitis
Elbow: Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
Wrist & Hand: Osteoarthritis, DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
Ankle & Foot: Achilles Tendinitis or Partial Tears, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle Sprains and Ligament Injury
Spine: Facet Joint Arthropathy, Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction, Disc Bulges and Tears
Why Choose Apex Orthopedics Regenerative Medicine Program?
The truth is, not all regenerative medicine programs are created equal. Education, training, experience, and integrity differ in every practice and greatly impact the quality of outcomes in care.
Dr. Khadavi has been at the forefront of regenerative medicine over the last 10 years. He is a regular teacher and director for various Stem Cell and Ultrasound courses around the country.
Not every patient is a candidate for Stem Cell and PRP. Dr. Khadavi will provide you with an accurate and honest prediction of success with these treatments.
Comprehensive Orthopedic Evaluations
A regenerative medicine program as one division of a comprehensive orthopedic practice reduces the risk of bias toward unnecessary or ineffective regenerative procedures.
APEX Orthopedics is a complete orthopedic center, committed to determining the most effective consideration of all treatment options, from conservative therapies to injections or surgery. This targeted and customized plan leads to optimal outcomes without unnecessary procedures and cost.
At APEX Orthopedics, musculoskeletal ultrasound is the foundation of all regenerative treatments, allowing for the highest levels of precision and safety. Dr. Khadavi has over a decade of experience as a clinician and educator in musculoskeletal ultrasound.
He is the only regenerative medicine physician in Kansas City who holds both an RMSK Certification and is a national educator in both Regenerative Medicine and Ultrasound.
See if regenerative medicine in Kansas City is right for you.
Regenerative medicine in Kansas City can help you avoid or prolong unnecessary surgery. Feel better, naturally, with regenerative medicine treatments by Apex Ortho.