Joint degeneration and tendon injury have a significant impact on the lives of the people they affect. With an ever increasing life expectancy joint damage and the treatments offered will be major health care issues. Joint degeneration and subsequent osteoarthritits limits the mobility and impacts on the quality of life. Only those suffering with joint pain will know the impact of being in chronic disabling pain. To date the ultimate treatment is joint replacement. This however carries a significant risk, and does not always result in a 100% successful outcome.
Tendon injuries are often a career limiting event in professional athletes and this is why professionals throughout the world are turning to PRP as an effective and minimally invasive treatment option
At Stem-Cell NZ our aim is to provide a high quality dedicated PRP facility offering a revolutionary treatment option. The treatment is using your own body's defense and regenerative capacity and this may well delay or alleviate the need for more invasive procedures.
Practising form our clinical rooms at Stella Maris (Seatoun, Wellington) and The Specialist Centre Lower Queen Street Richmond, Nelson we welcome clients from New Zealand and overseas. Our clinical sites are close to both airports making national and international travel relatively simple.
Our commitment is to always treat our patients with dignity and respect and to help optimise outcome.
PRP treatment is minimally invasive and there is no significant down time.
We do ask patients to stop any anti-inflammatory medication at least 48 hours prior to the clinic visit . Anti-inflammatory drugs include voltaren (diclofenac), nurofen (ibuprofen) and naproxen (Synflex) to name but a few. The use of analgesics (pain killer) is fine including paracetamol, paracode and more potent agents (codeine tramadol etc)