At Catalyst Pain Solutions, our Regenerative Stem Cell Procedures begin when the doctor takes some blood from a vein in your arm. These samples are then sent to the lab, which is part of our medical practice. Your cells are processed and then re-injected into the area in need of repair using imaging guidance (real time fluoroscopy or musculoskeletal ultrasound, using your MRI to plan the injection). They can either be processed the same day (U.S.) or cultured over a two-week span to get more cells (culturing only available through a company that has licensed the procedure for use at a Cayman Islands facility).
For the same day procedure, our trained staff uses our advanced clean room lab to isolate the mesenchymal stem cells sample. These cells are then injected back into the injured area on the same day, with natural growth factors found in your blood platelets. The goal is to deliver a much greater numbers of stem cells to the injured area than your body would deliver on its own.