Regenerative medicine has revolutionized the treatment of orthopedic injuries. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy, in particular, take advantage of your body’s natural potential to repair.
Injuries to the neck, back, knees, and other joints can heal more quickly because of advances in regenerative medicine, allowing you to get back to enjoying life.
Whether you’re healing from a surgical operation or a sporting injury, regenerative medicine can help you get back on your feet.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy
When you’re hurt, your body sends platelets to the wound site to stop bleeding and start tissue repair. Platelets carry potent growth agents that help the body repair faster.
PRP therapy uses your own blood to create a concentrated source of platelets that is significantly more than what circulates in circulation ordinarily. PRP is then injected into the wounded joint or tissue, where it helps to speed up the healing process.
Stem cell therapy
Tissue is made up of stem cells, which are the basic building blocks. They are crucial in the repair of injured tissue. Stem cells relieve inflammation and rebuild damaged tissue when injected into a damaged knee, shoulder, or other location.
Surgery may be avoided or postponed. Pain can be alleviated with the use of stem cells and PRP therapy. Depending on the amount and type of your injury, they may also help you delay or avoid surgery altogether.
Regenerative medicine has the potential to speed up the healing process compared to traditional methods. Stem cells and PRP therapy recruit healing factors to wounded joints and tissues quickly. The body’s ability to repair an injury is improved as a result of this. Keep in mind that it could take a few weeks, but the improvement is still significant.
PRP therapy and stem cell therapy are both low-risk, minimally invasive procedures. A minor side effect is minor bruising at the injection site, which should go away in a few days.
After therapy, you should be able to resume your daily activities. Regenerative medicine treatments, unlike other orthopedic operations, allow you to return to your normal routine fast.
If you’re thinking about trying regenerative medicine, give us a call to book a full consultation to see if it’s suited for you.