Regenerative medicine holds great promise for treating and even curing a variety of injuries and diseases. It uses natural tissue engineering, cellular therapies, and medical devices to repair tissue or organs damaged due to disease, trauma, or congenital issues.
Regenerative medicine can amplify our natural healing processes and improve health and function. Experts from many different disciplines, such as biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, genetics, medicine, robotics, and other fields, work together to solve some of the most challenging medical problems.
Regenerative Medicine treatment options are for patients that are between conservative therapy and are not ready for major invasive surgery.
Patients of all ages experience injuries or orthopedic issues that cause them discomfort. Usually, the first line of treatment is conservative interventions like physical therapy, corticosteroids, and viscosupplementation. When these options are no longer effective, patients suffer from debilitating pain, reduced quality of life, and significant financial burden.
Regenerative Medicine offers viable treatment options that can amplify our natural healing processes and improve our health and function.
At OrthoMed Center, we provide the latest affordable, minimally invasive therapies that replace, repair, or promote tissue regeneration for acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. Our physicians are experienced in regenerative medicine and advanced interventional pain management techniques, including Orthobiologics, Lipogems, and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).
Orthobiologics are cells, substances, and materials that orthopedic surgeons use to help injuries heal more quickly. When used in higher concentrations, they may help speed up the healing process of broken bones, injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments (musculoskeletal injuries). These products, made from substances naturally found in your body, also help to improve the quality of healing, offering better and stronger tissue and less scar tissue.
Lipogems is an award-winning new technology, offering a minimally invasive, natural option for patients looking to avoid or delay the need for orthopedic surgery.
Lipogems uses your powerful fat to help you heal the natural way. Your fat provides cushion and support to damaged or injured tissue and supports the healing process to optimize your recovery.
There are natural healing properties found in the blood’s platelets and plasma that can heal and repair chronic tendon issues and acute ligament and muscle injuries. The process starts with taking blood from the patient and then processing it using a centrifuge to create a concentrated platelets and plasma (PRP) solution. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected or applied to an injured area during surgery. This treatment has effectively reduced pain, improved joint function, and repaired damage to tendon tissue.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, laboratory studies have shown that the increased concentration of growth factors in PRP can potentially speed up the healing process in one of two ways:
- PRP is mixed with a local anesthetic and is injected into the injured area with the use of imaging technology, such as ultrasound, to ensure safe and precise placement of the injection.
- PRP is prepared in a special way that allows it to be stitched into torn tissues during surgery.
If you are interested in Regenerative Medicine treatment options, please call OrthoMed Center at (209) 524-4438 to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic surgeons. You may also request an appointment online.