Regenerative medicine is a scientific and medical discipline which focuses on reining the power of stem cells and the regenerative capacity of the body in order to restore the functioning of damaged cells, tissues and organs. The goal of regenerative medicine is to find the path to cure previously untreated injuries and diseases. Years of research have revealed a revolutionary new treatment approach that significantly enhances your body’s ability to heal itself naturally, known as regenerative stem cell therapy. Dr. Shounuck Patel, DO uses regenerative medicine treatments to help his patients in Los Angeles, Orange County and beyond address their pain and limited mobility caused by joint-related injuries in the knee, hip, and shoulder and spine.
Regenerative medicine-based therapy is increasingly being recommended in the management of various orthopedic conditions due to its diverse benefits listed below.
• It uses natural components of your body tissues which reduces the risk of adverse reactions and complications.
• In addition to aiding in the healing and regenerating of one’s tissues, it also provides pain relief.
• Certain degenerative conditions and injuries which were previously only treated by surgery may now show significant improvement with regenerative medicine. In combination with surgery, it also is proven to enhance healing and recovery.
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. Platelets are fragments of cells that are what cause blot clots to form when we get a cut or injury. Platelets contain growth factors that facilitate cellular growth, proliferation, healing and differentiation. Platelet growth factors actually cause inflammation, which is the first stage of healing, and in doing so call local stem cells to the area (because we have stem cells throughout our body). Over time, platelet growth factors then decrease inflammation. Thus, platelets are important for regulating the healing process, and PRP is a high concentration of these blood platelets.
Basic PRP in most clinics is created by spinning your own blood in a centrifuge kit that spits out a standard concentration of platelets which varies from machine to machine. We use manual processing in our lab, not a bedside centrifuge, so even our most basic PRP is actually customizable for your specific condition.
Putting it all together.
The primary tool of Interventional Orthopedics is using the science of Regenerative Medicine to inject orthobiologics such as blood platelets, bone marrow stem cells, and adipose fat graft. Regenerative orthopedics is a subspecialty of regenerative medicine that focuses on regeneration of lost tissue, acceleration of healing, and pain relief to treat orthopedic conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendonitis, lower back pain, joint injuries, ligament injuries, sprains and strains. Regenerative orthopedics also uses stem cells, platelets and growth factors.
Some of the conditions that can be treated with regenerative orthopedics include many common conditions such as arthritis, lower back pain, strains, sprains, nerve injuries, and tendon and ACL ligament tears. Regenerative orthopedics may be used to avoid surgery and accelerate healing from an injury.
Get on a path to comprehensive healing and long-term pain relief today! To learn more about regenerative medicine and interventional orthopedic treatments for your injury in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego, and beyond contact our patient concierge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (310) 929-9790.