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Lab Processing

Our image-guided procedures are specific to your medical problem, meaning that there is no one-size-fits-all. In the same way, in order to maximize your procedure outcome, we use advanced, proprietary lab-processing techniques to ensure that we have the right concentrations of the right cells to treat your specific injury.

As more and more medical practitioners ranging from chiropractors to orthopedic surgeons begin to offer regenerative treatments for orthopedic injuries, it’s important to realize that not all of these treatments are equal. Most of these clinics use one-size-fits-all bedside centrifuges to process your blood, bone marrow, or fat. These simple centrifuges treat all samples the same and as a result, often produce suboptimal results. For example, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) processed by bedside centrifuges is often reddish in color because it still contains many red blood cells which may cause significant irritation and inflammation when injected into an injury. Our processed PRP is amber in color and contains only a very small amount of red and white blood cells. In the same way, our same-day bone marrow concentrate procedure produces many times the number of “customized” cells per unit volume injected when compared to the basic machines used in many doctor’s offices. As a part of your procedure at Centeno-Schultz, your sample is taken to a cGMP class cleanroom located on the first floor of the clinic. Here, under your doctor’s direction, our staff carefully processes your sample to maximize the healing potential of our procedures. There is no other clinic at this level of interventional orthopedics in Colorado and the US that operates at this level of sophistication. That includes all of the famous orthopedic sports medicine clinics out there. While this is hugely expensive compared to a simple bedside kit, we spent heavily in this area because we want to make sure we maximize your chance of success.