Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center has been a trusted provider of orthopedic care in metro Denver for more than 70 years. With more than 30 orthopedic surgeons, we are one of the largest and most specialized orthopedic groups in the United States and are known as a leader in orthopedic care. We offer highly trained surgeons and
specialists in sports medicine, spine, joint replacement, orthopedic trauma, foot and ankle, hand and wrist and non-operative pain management. We are committed to excellence in everything we do. That’s why patients of all ages — from children to seniors — trust Panorama Orthopedics to help them get them back to doing the things they love.
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At Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, we are excited to offer our patients an innovative approach to treating pain and healing. Regenerative medicine offers a natural way to boost your body’s healing power, helping you return to the activities you love. Through our Regenerative Medicine program, we offer both Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP Therapy).
Both stem cells and plasma are derived from your own blood and can be processed in a lab to isolate and the cells. This concentrated preparation can then be injected back into the area of injury to help accelerate and augment the healing processes in the body.
These procedures are some of the newest treatments available today. They offer patients with a minimally invasive option to help relieve the pain of arthritis or injury and improve your function.
Panorama’s highly qualified surgeons can use PRP therapy in the operating room following a repair or reconstructive surgery. It has been seen to aid in the healing of the surgical site and reduce recovery time.
Our regenerative medicine team consists of highly experienced medical doctors who are specialized in orthopedic pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Every person and every injury is different; there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Individuals with severe bone-on-bone arthritis or conditions that require a surgical repair may not be the right candidates for these innovative solutions. However, rest assured, Panorama’s team of doctors includes orthopedic experts who specialize in every area of the body from the simplest injury to the most complex orthopedic reconstructions. At Panorama, you will get the answers you need to have confidence in your treatment decisions.
Unleashing the Power of Stem Cells
At Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, we are excited to offer our patients an innovative approach to treating pain. Stem cell therapy offers a natural way to boost your body’s healing power, helping you return to the activities you love. The process is simple, low risk and can improve your chances of recovering from an injury or condition or in some cases they can aid in the healing process from surgery.
Stem cells are the building and healing agents in your blood, bones, tissue and muscles that have been at work since you were born, helping you to physically grow into the person you are today.In stem cell therapy, our experienced doctors strategically position these powerful cells, in a concentrated form, where they are needed most – where your body is hurting. Nature does the rest.
Ask us about this alternative today. Stem cell therapy might be the solution you have been seeking to help relieve your pain and improve your function, more quickly than you could do on your own.
Panorama’s Commitment to Competitive Pricing for Stem Cell Therapy:
Panorama’s commitment to provide the best care at the lowest cost, allows us to offer stem cell therapy an extremely low rates:
$3500 for a single site joint injection
$5500 for two sites – two different body parts or bilateral injections
$4000 for a stem cell spine (facet injection)
$4500 for a stem cell spine (disk injection)
$6500 for bilateral or multiple spine locations (4 or less)
For your comfort and convenience, procedures are performed in our out-patient Golden Ridge Surgery Center in Golden.
Foster's Story of Getting Back to Hiking After Stem Cell Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, also referred to widely as PRP therapy, is used to enhance and accelerate soft tissue healing. About 98% of the indications for treatment include injuries to the tendons or ligaments. It can be injected both in a clinic setting and in an operative setting as an adjunct to surgery, as a way to promote quicker healing. PRP can be injected into the spine or any joint such as the knee, hip, elbow, shoulder, wrist, fingers or thumb, ankles and toes.
Some of the common conditions that benefit from PRP therapy include:
Achilles Tendon Injuries
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Lumbar Disc Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Platelet Rich Plasma is a product of your own blood. Your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Platelets are best known for helping your blood clot. However, platelets also contain growth factors, which when injected into ligaments or tendons can aid in the healing of injuries.
The blood plasma contains the platelets and it is this material that is processed in our lab and spun down to extract the platelets that have the healing properties that can be used to inject into injured sites to help promote healing. Panorama physicians use x-ray or ultrasound guidance when providing PRP injections. Research has shown that without this guidance the actual site of injury is missed more than 5% of the time.
You may not feel an immediate difference after treatment because with PRP therapy the growth factors bind to the cell surface to signal growth. By signaling growth, growth factors and therefore platelet rich plasma helps to catalyze healing processes within the body. The healing may continuously increase for up to a year.
PRP Therapy is a procedure done in the office. The regenerative medicine team will meet with you to discuss your injury or pain and decide if PRP would be an effective treatment for you.
When you come in to the office for PRP therapy, you will have your blood drawn and sent to our lab. In the lab the blood is put into a centrifuge and spun down to separate the plasma and concentrate the platelets. We are able to analyze and test the final preparation so that we have the highest quality sample prepared for your injection. Once the actual PRP is prepared, the doctor will inject this preparation of your own cells back into the area of injury.
PRP therapy is designed to heal rather than cover symptoms, therefore unless re-injury occurs, the effects of the PRP therapy may last a lifetime. When the body has an extra boost to heal from the platelet rich plasma, the body heals quicker and areas of the body that could formerly not heal are prompted to heal.
How much does PRP Therapy cost?
PRP Therapy is not currently covered by most major insurance plans. Please contact your insurance plan for more information.. Since PRP is generally a self-pay procedure, at Panorama we offer the treatment at the best possible value to our patients with very competitive pricing. The cost for PRP Therapy does vary based on whether it is administered in the office or in the surgery center. Price ranges for each procedure are listed below :
Single Site Treatment – $850 in the Clinic and $1350 at the Surgery Center
Multiple Site Treatment – $850 for the initial site and $700 for each additional site in clinic or $2550 at the Surgery Center
Repeat PRP Therapy Treatment – $700 per site in the Clinic
PRP Following Stem Cell Therapy – $700 per site in the Clinic
Spine injections are only available in the Surgery Center and range from $2700 – $3800 for facet injections to $3600 – $4300 for disk injections
The Panorama Difference - A Sophisticated Biologics Laboratory
Panorama has invested in a sophisticated biologics laboratory at the Golden Office. This lab is currently one of only a handful of labs around the country. This new laboratory is used for processing both Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells. We utilize the newest technologies that were developed by Greyledge Technologies in Vail, Colorado.
The technology platform developed by Greyledge Technologies comes from successfully operating a laboratory that is registered with the FDA. We offer patients customized therapy and each preparation is analyzed for platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells (among 23 parameters), and this is reviewed by your doctor prior to treatment.
This knowledge permits us to make adjustments based on our collective experience. No other system or technology allows for this kind of capability to personalize your treatment.
Collecting Outcomes Data
Having our own lab also allows us to process stem cells and PRP in a way that we can control the quality of the specimen and know exactly the amount of biologic that is in a specific preparation or sample. In addition to providing higher quality injections, it also leads us to the ability to measure and study outcomes for these new break-trough procedures. It is our goal to collect highly reliable outcome data and to share that date with patients in a way that is 100% transparent.
Stem Cell Therapy - The Right Solution For You?
Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center is a trusted leader in orthopedics. By speaking with one of our knowledgeable and experienced specialists, you will be able to learn about all of the options available to make you feel better. Stem cell therapy may be an option to help with pain relief and help you reach your health goals.
Dr Karen Knight
The Stem Cell and PRP programs at Panorama Orthopedics are led by Dr. Karen Knight Together with her partner, Dr. Michael Horner they provide the full spectrum of stem cell therapy and PRP options that can be used to help treat arthritis, back pain and limited injuries affecting the muscles, joints, tendons or cartilage, particularly if those injuries are not healing quickly on their own or there is poor blood flow to the area. In many cases, stem cell therapy can give patients the relief they need and help them avoid surgery.
Dr Knight and Dr Horner are both dedicated to providing patients with the compassionate care needed to help improve function and reduce pain, without surgery. Stem cells also can be used for surgical patients to help reduce recovery time. Panorama’s highly qualified surgeons can perform stem cell therapy at the end of almost any repair or reconstructive surgery. It is a promising treatment for patients who want to more fully and quickly recover postoperatively.
Every person and every injury is different; there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That is why Panorama’s team of doctors includes orthopedic experts who specialize in a wide range of services, from pain management to regenerative medicine to outpatient surgery. At Panorama, you will get the answers you need to have confidence in your treatment decisions. If stem cell therapy is the tool that will work the best for you, we will make sure that you are in good hands.
Your body has an incredible capacity to heal, but sometimes it needs a boost.
Learning About Stem Cell Therapy with Dr. Horner
How does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that generally takes an hour from start to finish. The procedure is not a surgery, but patients receive a sedative for comfort while it is done at Panorama’s surgery center in Golden, Colorado
After anesthesia is given through an IV, our experienced doctors draw the stem cells from the bone marrow in the pelvis. Those cells are then concentrated in a lab and injected at the site of the arthritis or injury.
Stem cell therapy is a low-risk procedure. Patients are asked not to do high-impact activities such as running and jumping for a short period of time following the treatment, but otherwise are able to go about their normal routines. The stem cells do the rest, going to work to help repair the damage that was caused either by wear and tear or through an injury.
After that, all that is needed is a band-aid and some rest while the stem cells adapt to the needs of their new environment.
Get Started Today
We pride ourselves on providing personalized care to all of our patients. That starts with a full orthopedic evaluation with one of our doctors to assess your needs and evaluate your treatment options.
In addition to our pain management team, we also have specialists who focus on specific areas of the body including the spine, shoulder, hand, elbow, hip, knee, foot and ankle. Don’t put your health on hold – call to make an appointment today!
Kathleen Rouzier is a certified Physician Assistant who obtained a Master in Health Sciences while completing the Physician Assistant Program at Duke University School of Medicine. She received her BS in Molecular Biology at University of Kansas. Prior to embarking on her medical career, she worked as a Healthcare IT Consultant. She has interest in interventional pain management and spine health, which grew after participating in and teaching Pilates. Kathy has additional hands-on training on performing ultrasound guided injections. She believes in best practice, a whole person approach, and connecting with her patients in order to provide the best possible care.
Kathy and her husband and two young boys are happy to call Colorado home. Although she grew up in Nebraska, she’s lived in Europe and Australia for extended period of time. Kathy enjoys anything active, especially outdoors, and spends much of her time with her family hiking, biking, picnicking, traveling, baking and crafting. She’s very happy to be part of the Non-operative Spine/Interventional Pain Medicine team at Panorama.
Tracey Turgeon, PA
A native Kansan, Tracey graduated from Washburn University as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She then went on to graduate from Wichita State University in 1991 as a Physician Assistant. She has a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies with emphasis in Orthopedics from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has been a PA for 28 years with experiences in pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine and Orthopedics. Tracey joins Panorama from OrthoNebraska where she was the clinical director until she moved to Colorado with her family.
Tracey works with Dr Karen Knight on our spine and non-surgical teams.
Her husband is the Head Women’s basketball coach at the University of Denver. Her son Tommy is also a basketball coach at Wagner College and her daughter Taylor is a PA in orthopedics here in Denver.