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Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a branch of translational research in Tissue Engineering and Molecular Biology which deals with the "process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function".

At the Center, we use techniques such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with growth factors in our Regenerative Therapy for painful joints.

Using this technique, you have a natural approach to healing your tendons and ligaments; one can avoid surgery and living with chronic pain.









What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma, (or PRP), is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing: bone, tendon, and ligament regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the wound healIng process.

What are the potential benefits?

Patients can see a significant improvement in symptoms with reduction in pain. This may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments, such as long term medication or surgery, as well as a remarkable return of function.

How does PRP work?

To prepare PRP, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and automatically produces the PRP. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes and increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to 500%. When PRP is injected into the damaged area, it stimulates the tendon or ligament, causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing process. As a result, new collagen begins to develop. As this collagen matures, it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the tendons or ligaments of the damaged area.

Shoulders • Knees • Spine • Ankles • Hips Elbows • Wrist • Arthritic joints