The doctor is one of a few that are using the process to speed the healing of injuries. The treatment is an injection where the patient’s own blood is taken and the processed to produce concentrated platelets. After the platelets are re-injected it allows the issues to heal faster and stem cells develop with new tissue specific to the area injected.
One treatment takes about 20 minutes and there are no scars. If you look at his website he was the first doctor to perform a partial knee replacement on an outpatient bases and the first surgeon in California to perform the Carticel transplant surgery with stem cells to repair cartilage defects in the knee area. BD
Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ralph J. Venuto discusses the benefits of integrating stem cells with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for orthopedic conditions.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA, March 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Ralph J. Venuto (http://www.drvenuto.com), one of the premiere orthopedic surgeons in Orange County, has performed more PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy injections than any other physician along the West Coast, and will soon being utilizing stem cells in his own PRP treatments. PRP therapy has been in use as a nonsurgical alternative for sports injuries for over a decade. Its success as a minimally invasive treatment will be augmented through the incorporation of stem cells.
"I'm very excited by the improved treatment outcomes this new therapy could provide," says Dr. Venuto. "PRP injections are already speeding healing following injury, and integrating stem cells into the treatment could really be a game-changer."