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Regenerative Medicine: What it is and how it could help you

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jun 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-18 16:28:53-04

Regenerative Medicine is a new medical field with the goal of regenerating new tissue, without the use of surgery. Your own body tissues, such as blood, fat and bone marrow are used to accomplish this goal.

How does Regenerative Medicine work?
The body’s natural response to soft tissue damage is to deliver platelets to the area of injury in order to begin the repair process. Platelets release growth factors, which promote the repair and regeneration of connective tissue, and call stem cells to the area. With Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s body and placed in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. When more of a stem cell load is required, fat (adipose) and/or bone marrow can be combined with the PRP to create an Autologous Regenerative Matrix (ARM). The PRP, fat &/or bone marrow is then injected into the damaged tissue, jump-starting the body’s natural healing process.

Commonly treated areas

  • Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Cartilage
  • Nerves

Commonly treated conditions

  • Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Meniscal tears
  • Osteoarthritis

What are the advantages of these Biologics?

  • All Natural & Safe
  • Shorter recovery
  • No scarring
  • Cost effective
  • Progenitor Cells

What are the expected results?
The body’s natural healing response is jump-started via the inflammatory cascade. Therefore, there is a temporary increase in pain with the initial inflammation up to a couple weeks. Then this inflammatory pain resolves and the improvement begins. Tendons are stronger within 5 days and there is a gradual increase in the normalization of the damaged tissue with time.