Regenerative medicine is an exciting and rapidly developing field that offers new hope for orthopedic patients. This cutting-edge treatment approach harnesses the body’s own healing power to repair and regenerate damaged tissues, offering an alternative to traditional surgical procedures. In this blog post, we will explore the various types of regenerative medicine available, how it works, the conditions it can treat, the risks and considerations, and the benefits of regenerative medicine for those who suffer from orthopedic conditions. Whether you are dealing with joint pain, a sports injury, or a chronic condition, regenerative medicine may be a viable treatment option.
How it works
Regenerative medicine harnesses the body’s healing power to repair and regenerate damaged tissues. There are several different types of regenerative medicine therapies, including Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) injection.
PRP therapy uses the patient’s own blood plasma, which contains a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are known to release growth factors that promote healing and tissue regeneration. In PRP therapy, the patient’s blood is drawn and then processed to concentrate the platelets. The concentrated platelets are then injected into the damaged area to promote healing.
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) injection is a type of orthobiologic treatment that involves using a person’s own bone marrow to promote healing and regeneration of damaged or diseased tissue. The procedure begins with a small bone marrow aspiration, usually done in the back of the pelvic bone, which is then processed to concentrate the stem cells, growth factors and other bioactive proteins and then injected into the affected area.
Conditions it can treat
Regenerative medicine has the potential to treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:
Tendinitis and tendon tears
Ligament and muscle injuries
Fractures that failed to heal properly
Risks and Considerations
As with any medical treatment, there are risks and considerations associated with regenerative medicine.
Injections site reactions: As with any injection, there is a risk of pain, swelling, or infection at the injection site. These reactions are usually mild and short-lived, but in rare cases can be more severe.
Efficacy: While regenerative medicine has shown promising results in many orthopedic conditions, the efficacy of these treatments can vary depending on the condition and the patient. Not all patients will experience the same level of improvement, and some may not see any improvement at all.
Cost: Regenerative medicine therapies are currently not covered by any of the insurance plans, including Medicare. Treatments are all self-pay (payment plans are available, call us for more information). Patients can submit an itemized bill to their insurance company after the procedure to see if any reimbursements are available.
It is important to have a thorough consultation with your physician before deciding to undergo regenerative medicine treatments and to be aware of the risks and considerations of the treatment before proceeding.
Regenerative medicine is a cutting-edge treatment approach that offers new hope for those suffering from orthopedic conditions. This approach harnesses the body’s own healing power to repair and regenerate damaged tissues, offering an alternative to traditional surgical procedures. From osteoarthritis to tendinitis and tendon tears, regenerative medicine therapies, such as stem cell therapy, PRP therapy, and exosome therapy, have shown promising results in treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions. However, it is important to keep in mind that, as with any medical treatment, there are risks and considerations associated with regenerative medicine, and it’s important to have a thorough consultation with your physician before deciding to undergo regenerative medicine treatments. Overall, regenerative medicine may be a viable treatment option worth exploring for those who suffer from orthopedic conditions.
How To Learn More About Regenerative Medicine
Don’t let joint pain control your life any longer. Book an appointment with us today to learn more about regenerative medicine, a non-surgical solution that can help you get back to doing the things you love. Our experienced team of specialists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Don’t wait any longer; schedule your appointment now and start feeling better today!