What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine, otherwise noted as stem cell therapy, prp therapy, and autologous therapy, seeks to replace tissue, joints, or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital issues by using all natural amniotic cells vs. the current clinical strategy that focuses primarily on treating the symptoms . These cells are used to promote your bodies natural ability to heal when given the correct tools.
What conditions can regenerative medicine treat?
Regenerative medicine is used mostly in joints including knee’s, hip’s, wrist, ankles and shoulders, however our physicians can evaluate any area of pain and see if you are a good candidate.
Where do you get the stem cells?
Amniotic fluid is recovered aseptically from healthy live donors during cesarean section
(C-Section full-term delivery at child birth). All donors are educated and screened prior to delivery. Additionally, all fluid is serologically tested to eliminate the
potential for communicable disease by adhering to the strictest AATB guidelines.
Is this treatment safe?
A 100 year history has been documented with no reported recipient rejection's, since the amniotic tissue does not express HLA type antigens. In fact there is a significant body of peer reviewed research documenting anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumorigenic characteristics. Additionally, the research shows development of healthy, strong tissue regeneration
Who is performing the procedure?
When receiving your regenerative treatment you will have access to our world-renowned physicians on staff. The physicians performing the procedures vary based upon the procedure but includes Interventional Pain Physicians and Orthopedic Surgeons.
Where do I go for the procedures?
When performing regenerative procedures, there are options that include in office procedures as well as procedures performed at one of our surgical centers. By performing these procedures in our surgical center you will be in a completely sterile environment to reduce the chance of infection while fluoroscopic guidance will be used to ensure we get the best results. All procedures are performed by our licensed medical doctors to ensure the best quality of care.
What is the process?
Our approach starts with an evaluation by one of our physicians that will include a physical examination as well as imaging to evaluate if you are a good candidate with a high likelihood that you will respond well to regenerative medicine. Please remember that completing all recommended procedures are vital to you getting the best success at our clinics. Our surgical facility is an extension of our Wellness Center, staffed with physicians who understand the importance of fixing the cause of the problem rather than the symptom. To ensure the best results, you will be placed on a treatment protocol specific for you. It is important that you complete the entire course of care as recommended. The first injections are to prepare the joint for regenerative medicine by eliminating inflammation and improving structure. During this time you may receive minimal medication in the joint such as a steroid. When the joint is as healthy as possible, the final series of injection(s) will be the regenerative cells that promote healing. Our regenerative procedures will only be performed on patients who have completed the full recommended protocol to ensure the best results. Please feel free to contact one of our regenerative specialists with any questions or to schedule your consultation with one of our physicians.