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PVD Treatments

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease -- also known by the acronym PVD -- is a disease that affects the veins surrounding the heart. With PVD, these veins can become misshapen and spasm, restricting blood flow to the extremities and causing severe pain and fatigue. Peripheral vascular disease treatment can be highly invasive: but platelet replacement therapy and stem cell therapy for peripheral vascular disease are changing the game.

Greyledge supports vein specialists in offering the most cutting-edge cell therapy available to those who are seeking a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional therapies for PVD. Made using technology at the forefront of regenerative tissue therapy, our PRP, PPP, and BMC preparations allow your specialist to tailor your treatment to your individual needs. 

Greyledge will enable your vein specialist and primary care provider to offer you custom support for your heart. Ready to take your life back? Talk to your doctor about Greyledge today, or find a Greyledge-partnered physician near you.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma for PVD 

PRP for Venous Conditions

Greyledge’s capabilities include creating a number of cutting-edge regenerative preparations for use by vein specialists, including platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. Here’s how the process of creating PRP works:

  • Your vascular specialist or primary care physician will draw whole blood from your body.
  • The blood drawn will be transported to a Greyledge processing facility, where it will be separated into 3 layers -- red blood cells, platelet-poor plasma, and a “Buffy Coat” made up of both platelets and white blood cells.
  • Our highly-specialized technicians will create a concentrate, balancing all of these elements perfectly to create customized PRP designed to offer the optimal treatment for the veins surrounding your heart.
  • Greyledge will deliver your PRP product to your physician to be reinjected into the affected veins.

PRP stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal, allowing for a faster, more effective recovery from PVD and eliminating any related pain in your extremities.

To learn more about how PRP can help you recover more effectively from peripheral vascular disease, reach out to us -- we’re happy to discuss our capabilities with you or your vascular specialist.

Non-Invasive Alternative Treatments

Stem Cell Therapy for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Vascular disease and stem cell therapies go hand in hand. Stem cells are unique in the fact that they don’t just serve one predetermined purpose -- they exist at a stage in which they can transform into any other type of cell, allowing them to become whichever cell is necessary to restore the tissues that make up the veins affected by PVD. They can even serve a “leadership role” among your cells, rallying other cells to do the same. 

In this way, bone marrow cellular concentrate (BMC) can offer a non-invasive alternative to traditional treatments for peripheral vascular disease. Here’s how we prepare autologous BMC at Greyledge:

  • Your vein specialist will extract four types of stem cells from your own bone marrow.
  • During this extraction process, we’ll also receive a sample of progenitor cells from your marrow.
  • We’ll take this sample back to our processing facility, then concentrate the cells into a single preparation customized to your body and your veins.
  • The sample will then be reinjected into the affected area.

The abilities of the stem and progenitor cells found in bone marrow aspirate makes BMCC extremely valuable in allowing your body to reconstruct damaged veins, reducing and eventually eliminating the pain you feel as a result of PVD.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

What’s the difference between PRP treatment vs. PPP treatment?

Both PRP and PPP are types of plasma that can be extracted from whole blood samples. The difference is, PRP contains a great deal of platelets, while PPP contains very few. This way, the two can be used to balance one another to create the perfect custom biologics preparation for you.

What is prolotherapy, and is it related to PRP for PVD?

Prolotherapy involves injecting a sugar-like irritant (dextrose) into an area where a patient is experiencing pain. Like PRP, prolotherapy is known to stimulate healing -- however, unlike PRP, it involves the injection of a completely foreign body into the affected area, as opposed to the patient’s own plasma. Greyledge products contain only autologous (your own) plasma.

I’m a patient living with PVD who’s interested in biologic treatment. How can I get my doctor involved or find a stem cell doctor near me?

Engage your vascular specialist, let them know about the benefits, and link them here.

Alternatively, you may be able to find a physician who has already partnered with Greyledge and is providing fully-customizable cell therapy near you. If you’d like to get started with one of the most innovative biologics companies in the field, find a Greyledge user today.