Are You a Candidate for Regenerative Medicine?

August 15, 2019

You may have heard the term regenerative medicine , but are not familiar with it or don’t understand if you might be a candidate. Regenerative medicine uses natural substances from your own body or non-invasive laser treatments to accelerate healing and reduce pain.

Here are some reasons why you may be a good candidate for regenerative medicine:

Relief from pain -- If you suffer ligament, tendon, or joint pain you may be an excellent candidate for regenerative medicine. If you have pain that is impacting the quality of your life, and traditional treatments like NSAID drugs or steroids have not helped, please discuss regenerative medicine options with us at Apex Sports and Regenerative Medicine. Treatments using platelet-rich plasma (PLP) from your blood or stem cells from fat tissue or bone marrow can bring relief from conditions including:

Athlete Strething
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Knee sprains
  • Damaged spinal discs
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Cartilage damage in the knees
  • Plantar fasciiti

Because these treatments use cells from your own body, the risk of side effects or rejection are very low.

An alternative to surgery -- Regenerative medicine can often delay or prevent the need for surgical repairs due to the conditions noted above or other injuries. Although some surgeries may be inevitable, our regenerative medicine therapies might delay them for some time.

Faster healing from injury or surgery -- Regenerative medicine is very successful in accelerating the healing process from injuries or surgery. You will heal faster, have less pain, and recover faster. We suggest including these treatments with physical therapy to provide a balanced healing process for your injuries.

Our treatment programs include:

High Dose Laser Therapy

High dose laser therapy is painless and non-invasive. Specific laser frequencies are targeted at areas of pain or even wounds to accelerate healing and relief.

Platelet-rich Plasma Known as PRP, platelet-rich plasma is blood plasma containing a higher than normal amount of healing platelets. Platelets are known for their blood clotting properties, but they also play a key part in the body’s healing. We take your blood, centrifuge or spin it at high speed to remove the red blood cells, then use an ultrasound procedure to return the concentrated plasma with platelets to the injured area. We will use a light anesthetic to reduce pain.

Stem Cells

Stem cells are the basic building blocks of your body, and Apex Sports and Regenerative Medicine uses cutting-edge technology to prepare your stem cells, then we use ultrasound to identify the exact areas where they will be injected. Stem cells are extremely useful for treating torn tissues or tendons in rotator cuffs, joints, partial muscular tears, or cartilage in the knee.

For more information about regenerative medicine at Apex Sports and Regenerative Medicine, please call us at 732-385-2739.