Regenerative medicine is a groundbreaking option for people suffering from musculoskeletal injuries and pain. It uses cells taken from the human body – some from the patient, others from donated tissues.
These tissues contain growth factors, proteins, amino acids, collagen matrix, and other substances that aid in joint repair. A combination of these cells creates the scaffolding necessary to repair and rebuild damaged tissues. It also accelerates your body's healing potential.
Regenerative medicine treatments cause minimal discomfort and are effective alternatives to surgery.
The Goodlife Physical Medicine team uses several types of regenerative medicine, including:
Stem cells can change into many types of other, more specific cells. That means if you damage your muscles, stem cells arriving at the injury site can turn themselves into new muscle cells.
Goodlife Physical Medicine sources their stem cells from bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), which they harvest from your hip or pelvis.
Amniotic tissue allografts provide the extracellular matrix your body requires for the repair of damaged tissue. The Goodlife Physical Medicine team uses AmnioCyte Plus™, which reduces scarring, fibrosis, and adhesions in surgical and wound sites.
Cord derived tissue comes from the umbilical cord. Core Cyte™ contains mesenchymal stem cells, growth factors, cytokines, hyaluronic acid, and pericytes.
PRP is an extract of platelets from your blood. These cells contain growth factors that are vital to the healing process.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural lubricating fluid found around your body. Injecting hyaluronic acid into your painful joints can reduce friction and pain from conditions such as osteoarthritis of the knee.
Regenerative medicine techniques can treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including:
Some patients might still require surgery, but most can return to everyday life after their treatment. One injection is enough in some cases, but some patients need further regenerative medicine procedures for optimal effect.
It takes several weeks – sometimes more – for new cell development to occur, but once it does, you could benefit from reduced pain and increased mobility for months or even years.
Find out more by calling Goodlife Physical Medicine or book an appointment online today.