What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative Medicine in the area of orthopedics is a new field of medicine that enables a patient to harness and amplify their own body’s ability to heal itself using concentrated regenerative cells and growth factors. Stem cells are at the center of regenerative medicine and their use has continued to expand and gain mainstream exposure over the past few years. Stem cell therapy is a cutting-edge procedure that delivers concentrated cells and growth factors right to the point of injury stimulating a powerful healing response capable of regenerating and repairing tissue.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy is a similar procedure that uses the healing properties of your blood platelets to turbo-charge your body’s ability to recover from injuries. When injury occurs in the body, blood flow is needed to supply the necessary cells and nutrients to drive the healing process. There are certain areas in the body that have very limited blood flow. When injured, these areas with poor blood flow are more difficult to heal than other tissues that have good blood flow. This is especially true of tendons and cartilage including meniscus. PRP Therapy is used to target these areas with advanced healing properties.