Dr. Fiks | Advanced Pain Management Center
Stem cells are “undifferentiated” cells which allow them to develop into another type of cell that is required to repair or replace damaged tissue.
Stem cell therapy can repair tissues that are too damaged to heal on their own. Stem cells can stimulate the formation of cartilage, tendon, ligaments, bone and fibrous connective tissue.
Stem cells are obtained from either the patient’s own tissue or a purified embryonic source. These concentrated stem cells are then injected into the patient’s damaged tendon or joint.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) utilizes platelets taken from the patient’s own blood to rebuild damaged tendon or cartilage. Platelets normally circulate within the blood stream and are responsible for clotting, and initiating a healing response in an acute injury. Many times acute injuries do not heal adequately and can lead to chronic pain and loss of function of the injured area. PRP allows us to harvest the patient’s own platelets and reinject those platelets into the site of injury to initiate further healing and improvement in function. This is typically done under imaging guidance such as ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy.
Your doctor will evaluate you to determine your candidacy for treatment. If you are considered an appropriate candidate, an appointment will be scheduled for you during which you will have your blood drawn. The injections site will be examined and sterilely prepped. A numbing agent will be used prior to injecting PRP into the injured area.
After the injection you will be observed for 15-20 minutes. You will be called the next day to schedule a follow up appointment.
Back and neck pain
Golfers’ and tennis elbow
Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and shoulder
RIT procedures are done at our office and take about an hour. Patients return home the same day and often can return to work the following day.
Advanced Pain Management Center
10305 SW Park Way #300, Portland Oregon 97225
Tel: 503-295-0730 | Fax: 503-295-0731
Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM
Note: We are closed from Noon to 1PM daily