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Regenerative medicine technologies are relatively new forms of treatment designed to enhance your body’s ability to heal itself. These treatments use natural substances that modify your natural healing mechanisms to help joints, tendons, and ligaments heal and repair themselves.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is a mixture of growth factors and other proteins found in the platelets of your own blood. These platelets migrate to areas of injury in the body and initiate and enhance a healing response. PRP treatments utilize a technology where we draw your own blood, concentrate the platelets and growth factors, and inject them back into the body at sites of injury or degeneration. These proteins enhance the activity of the healing mechanisms and decrease the mediators of inflammation to help make a patient feel better and heal injury. Download more information
Cell-Based Therapy (Mesenchymal Stem Cells)
Cell based therapy is a mixture of growth factors, proteins, and mesenchymal stem cells that are found naturally in the body. These substances can be harvested from either your fat or bone marrow, and then injected into areas of injury or degeneration to enhance healing and repair in an ongoing way. These mesenchymal stem cells have the ability to differentiate into other types of cells and continue to help your healing over the long term. Download more information
Amniotic products use either fluid or tissue to protect, cushion, and reduce inflammation in joints and tendons. Amniotic tissue contains bioactive proteins harvested from healthy voluntary donors and therefore allows this procedure to be minimally invasive. Download more information
This video shows a representation of stem cells and their unique ability to develop into a variety of other cells.
Our Regenerative Medicine Physicians
1. What is the science behind regenerative medicine?
We are in the pioneering days of regenerative medicine. Compared to other traditional medical treatments, regenerative medicine treatments have fewer clinical studies because of the relatively recent development of these technologies. We utilize and follow all of the clinical studies regarding these treatments so that we can provide evidence-based, ethical regenerative medicine treatments by board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and spine/pain management physicians.
2. Does insurance cover regenerative medicine?
No, insurance does not cover regenerative medicine treatments as it is a relatively new field of medicine. Fortunately, there are many pricing options depending on the treatment you choose.
3. Are these procedures invasive?
These are non-surgical treatments. Depending on the mode of treatment, tissue can be obtained either from a healthy donor, a simple blood draw, or a slightly more invasive procedure to obtain mesenchymal stem cells depending on the treatment you choose.
4. Is there a long recovery time after regenerative medicine treatments?
While the complete healing process can take several months, the down-time after the procedure is extremely minimal compared to that of surgery recovery.
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