Research on regenerative medicine is booming, and there’s a good reason for all the activity. Regenerative treatments using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Mesenchymal Stem Cells, and Amniotic Products have demonstrated that they can reduce pain and promote healing. This is exciting. But the field is relatively new. So here are some ways to make sure that your orthopedic regenerative treatment is as effective and beneficial as it can possibly be.
Make sure your doctor has the right training and experience.
Here at Coastal Orthopedics, all regenerative treatments are delivered by board-certified orthopedic surgeons or pain management physicians. Their training has given them the strong base knowledge of joints, tendons, and ligaments that is the only sure foundation for sound regenerative medicine. Our doctors are among the highest subspecialty-trained orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine experts, and pain managers in the country, holding multiple board-certifications and fellowship accreditations — including the latest in minimally-invasive, research-based regenerative medicine.
Just as important, they are experts in the use of sophisticated imaging technologies like ultrasound, fluoroscopy or CT scan to guide the targeted stem cell or PRP injections.
Make sure your doctor has access to the right technologies.
Accurate diagnosis of the reasons for joint and ligament pain requires sophisticated imaging technology. So does accurate targeting of the stem cell or PRP injections. And the centrifuge technology used to prepare regenerative medicine treatments has to deliver high concentrations of beneficial cells and proteins from your bone marrow or adipose tissue. At Coastal Orthopedics, our doctors have access to the best equipment and technologies for regenerative medicine.
Make sure you get the right physical therapy and follow-up care.
In one sense, regenerative medicine therapy is similar to other orthopedic procedures: follow-up and follow-through are extremely important. Make sure the place you choose to have regenerative medicine offers on-site physical therapy like we have at Coastal Orthopedics. We conveniently offer physical therapy at all three of our Manatee County locations, including Lakewood Ranch. Our fully trained and experienced physical therapy specialists will take the time to understand your unique situation and create a treatment plan.
You can see why finding the right doctors to perform your regenerative medicine therapy is a critical part of getting better. To find out if Orthopedic regenerative medicine is right for you—and to learn more about how Coastal Orthopedics excels in this area—call Coastal Orthopedics at 941-794-5868.