For the past years, Dr. Kevin Lam has been offering platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to help treat patients in and around the Naples area for painful chronic foot conditions. He recently began offering amniotic stem cell injections, another innovative treatment that uses the regenerative properties of stem cells to safely hasten the healing process of injuries, as well as treating chronic foot conditions like osteoarthritis.
PRP is plasma enriched with platelets. Platelets are special blood cells that are first to respond to any injury, releasing growth factors to heal the injured site. PRP is collected from the patient’s own blood, after extraction, the blood is placed into a centrifuge to separate the platelets from other blood cells, this platelet-rich plasma is then injected to the affected site.
Amniotic stem cell injection is another cutting edge treatment. Stem cells are unique cells since they have the potential to transform to any type of cell. When introduced in to an injured site or a site that has suffered degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis of the joints, these stem cells can change into specific cells to regenerate and heal the injured site.
Typically, the best candidates for the above regenerative treatments are those that have failed to respond to conventional therapies. These treatments are also perfect for athletes, who need to recover quickly.
Dr. Kevin Lam is Double Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgeons; Named Amongst America’s Top Podiatrist in 2011 and 2014 by Consumer Research Council of America, and has established the Lam Modification Painless-Scarless Bunionectomy.
"I take personal pride in my work and do not leave the Operating Room until I am certain that it is the best job possible for my patient. The work is my reputation. I will never stop learning either as technology is always changing in the foot / ankle arena." - Dr. Kevin Lam
Family Foot and Leg Center has conveniently located foot and ankle clinics in Naples, Florida – Goodlette Medical Park, Tamiami Trail East, and Royal Palm Medical Building. To schedule an appointment for stem cell and PRP treatments, call (239) 430-3668 (FOOT).