Regenerative medicine refers to a number of cutting-edge treatments that promote healing throughout your body from within and can reduce the time it takes you to recover from injuries and tissue damage. Led by a team of highly trained orthopedic specialists, Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC in Atlanta and Woodstock, Georgia, provides some of the safest and most effective regenerative treatments. To find out if regenerative medicine is right for you, schedule your appointment by phone or online today.
Regenerative medicine is a treatment technique that relies on the body’s natural healing response to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. When used as a stand-alone treatment, regenerative therapies are applied directly to areas of tissue damage. The team at Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC uses regenerative medicine to address a number of conditions like:
Unlike other treatments, regenerative medicine goes beyond pain relief and actually supports your body’s ability to repair damaged tissue. Regenerative therapies are simple, in-office treatments that can help accelerate your recovery.
Regenerative medicine is also frequently paired with surgery. When used during a surgical procedure, regenerative medicine helps ensure you achieve a successful and speedy recovery.
PRP, short for platelet-rich plasma, is made from high concentrations of platelets suspended in plasma, the liquid portion of your blood. Platelets are blood cells that contain certain proteins and growth factors that are essential to your body’s healing process.
When concentrated and applied to areas of tissue damage, PRP triggers the healing process and provides your body with the growth factors it needs to regenerate new, healthy tissue.
Because PRP is sourced from your own blood, treatments are safe and have a very low risk of negative reactions. Preparing your PRP injections is a quick and simple process. To begin, your doctor draws a sample of your blood. They then place the sample through a centrifuge that separates the platelets and plasma from the other parts of your blood. Once concentrated, PRP is applied directly to your damaged tissue.
Stem cell therapy is another cutting-edge treatment that promotes your body’s natural healing process. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells or cells that haven’t been assigned a specific function by the body.
When stem cells are applied to damaged cells, they have the ability to multiply and replicate the function of nearby cells. Stem cells can become a number of different types of tissues including cartilage, bone, muscle, tendon, and ligaments.
At Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC, stem cells are sourced from your own bone marrow. To collect your stem cells, your doctor performs a simple procedure called bone marrow aspiration. Your doctor uses local anesthesia or other sedation medications to keep you calm and comfortable during the procedure.
Your doctor then makes a small incision and inserts a hollow needle through your bone into the bone marrow. After drawing a sample of your bone marrow, your doctor prepares the stem cells for injection.
Regenerative medicine can relieve your pain and facilitate healing without the use of opioids, steroid injections, or anti-inflammatory medications. To learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine, call Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC or book an appointment online today.