Regenerative Therapy

Learn About Regenerative Therapy:

Regenerative Medicine is a therapy designed to repair and regenerate musculoskeletal tissue such as tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone. Traditionally, when an injury occurs to these tissues and pain results, nonoperative pain management offers a “band-aid” approach to mask pain. Additionally, when healing does occur in these tissues, it does not result in 100% healing and is left in a weaker condition.

Regenerative Medicine is shifting the paradigm from “assistive therapy and/or surgery” into “tissue repair without invasive procedures”.  Traditional therapies such as cortisone injections simply do not offer healing potential. Regenerative Medicine uses substances that provide the potential to work on the healing process for these injured tissues by providing building blocks known as stem cells. Along with growth factors and platelets, stem cells spur the body’s natural healing potential to ramp up.

Did You Know:

That many high-profile athletes have chosen regenerative therapy over invasive surgery? Athletes such as Tiger Woods, Stephen Curry, Brooks Koepka, Jack Nicklaus, Peyton Manning, Terrell Owens, Dez Bryant as well as the late Kobe Bryant. These are just a few of the professional athletes and celebrates that have gained benefit from avoiding surgery and electing to have their body heal itself through regenerative medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a stem cell?

Stem cells are made by the body’s bone marrow and can differentiate into several different cell types. They are a “blank slate” that is waiting for instructions from the body and where to go and what to heal. They can replicate into more unspecialized stem cells, or they may react to the environment in which they are placed by receiving signals from that environment telling them which differentiation “pathway” to go down. 

This may be to turn into a skin cell or muscle, cartilage, tendon, bone, red blood cell, and many others. By ramping up production of the cells needed to stimulate repair, having extra supply in the area can provide the difference between an inadequate result and one that regenerates perfectly.

Is regenerative medicine being used in clinical practice?

Yes, it is. Over the past few years, multiple regenerative medicine treatments have entered clinical practice for pain management, orthopedic and soft tissue repair.

Medical conditions that may benefit from regenerative therapy include:

  1. Joint Arthritis
  2. Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  3. Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  4. Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  5. Ligament Sprains / Strains
  6. Fractures
  7. Tendon Injuries / Tears
  8. Cartilage Defects

How long will it be before I see improvement?

The time it takes for regenerative healing to occur after stem cell therapy depends on the patient’s body. Some results are immediate, while others take time. Every condition is treated with different methods and products. This process may take time, especially in orthopedic and soft tissue patients, who may not experience results for a few months.