First of all, the specialty of regenerative medicine focuses on the body’s natural ability to repair, replace, and regenerate damaged or aging tissues. Hence, when using autologous (self-derived) cellular therapies, a patient taps into their body’s ability to heal itself. Through self healing, the body is able to resolve pain and inflammation, and restore functionality. Furthermore, cellular therapies at Minnesota Regenerative Medicine (MRM) include stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Regenerative medicine treatments at MRM make it possible to harvest and isolate regenerative cells. Interestingly, our physicians isolate regenerative cells from a patient’s fat and blood. Our physicians isolate adult stem cells from a patient’s fat tissue. Our physicians isolate platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from a patient’s whole blood. Since May of 2011, our physicians have performed isolation of adult stem cells and PRP. Furthermore, our physicians inject the isolated stem cells and PRP into degenerative sites to help restore and repair damaged tissues. Finally, both stem cell therapy and PRP therapy promote pain relief in inflamed joints, tendons, and ligaments. To determine if you are a candidate for a cellular therapy, you will first need to have a consultation at MRM. After your consultation, our physicians will discuss regenerative medicine treatment options with you.
Regenerative Medicine at MRM
Cellular therapy offerings at MRM are intended for patients with chronic degenerative orthopedic conditions. Also, these chronic conditions include osteoarthritis, chronic tendinitis, and partially torn tendons and ligaments. Consequently, potential treatment areas include the the fingers, hands, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, foot, toes, and Achille’s tendon. Finally, our physicians use advanced imaging to ensure accurate injection of cellular therapies into their targeted location. Examples of advanced imaging guidance techniques used at MRM include fluoroscopic guidance and ultrasound guidance.