How Regenerative Medicine Can Help You Heal From an Injury Faster

Advancements in medical technology and medicine have created treatments for injury and disease that get you back to full function without pain, long recovery, or surgery. We offer regenerative medicine at Progressive Spine and Sports Medicine in Ramsey, New Jersey, which can help you heal faster than you might have thought possible. 

Read on to learn how regenerative medicine can help you overcome injury, pain, overuse, or disease.

All about regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine refers to a branch of medical care that uses stem cells and platelet-rich plasma to repair and rejuvenate damaged or injured body tissues. Stem cells aren’t yet specialized, so they can assume the role of damaged tissue wherever needed. Platelets contain extraordinary healing and growth factors to stimulate recovery and repair of tissue.

The regenerative medicine process

Regenerative medicine is ground-breaking because it encourages your body to heal itself without surgery or pharmaceutical intervention. The process has been studied extensively for its efficacy and safety. Doctors have used regenerative medicine for decades, performing stem cell transplants via bone marrow.

If regenerative medicine is for you, our doctors will recommend either platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or stem cell therapy. For PRP, we take a sample of your blood from your arm and spin it in a centrifuge. The resulting compound has a high concentration of platelets that we inject into areas that need healing, such as an arthritic knee.

For stem cell therapy, Dr. McElroy or Dr. Ferrer inject stem cells into your injured joint. These

stem cells undergo a process called differentiation, which means they mature into the type of cell needed to heal your injury. For instance, if you have a torn meniscus in your knee, the stem cells would differentiate into meniscal cells. 

Healing of all types

Regenerative medicine is offered for different reasons. You may undergo stem cell therapy for rejuvenation, which encourages the healing of damaged tissues. It can help to override the harmful effects of chronic inflammation or other processes that delay wound healing.  

Regenerative medicine may also be used for replacement. In these cases, this stem cell treatment involves complete replacement of damaged or injured tissues by the process of differentiation. 

Our team at Progressive Spine and Sports Medicine may also advise regenerative medicine techniques for regeneration. This process involves injecting stem cells to restore the normal function of an injured tissue, reinstating your normal range of motion and movement patterns. 

Conditions that respond well to regenerative medicine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves regenerative medicine to treat the:

Regenerative medicine can treat all of your body’s major joints, which are the most common places to sustain injuries, such as Achilles tendinitis, osteoarthritis of the knee, hip inflammation, and elbow tendinitis.

To learn more about regenerative medicine, don’t hesitate to contact us at Progressive Spine and Sports Medicine. We want to help you achieve the most function possible, and we believe this state-of-the-art treatment can help. Use this website to set up a consultation or call our office.

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