Stem Cells and Injections [Video]

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About the video: What type of stem cells are being used for my injection?

Regenerative Medicine expert Kirk Scofield, M.D. explains what happens during platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow concentrate regenerative therapy injections.

Meet Kirk Scofield, M.D.

Dr. Scofield’s education: Dr. Scofield completed his undergraduate studies at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. He attended medical school and received his degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. His residency was at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. He completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A fellowship is the highest level of advanced professional training for physicians.

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Video Transcription

With regenerative medicine, we’re basically taking a part of your own body that works to heal, and we’re isolating that team as a group. So, in platelet-rich plasma, PRP, for example, it’s platelets plus a bunch of serum proteins and signaling agents. In bone marrow aspirate concentrate, it’s stem cells, other types of cells, platelets, and then all these proteins and signaling agents. And putting that in together so that it can work the way it’s supposed to. So, it’s a whole team of healing rather than just one type of medicine.

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