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. Considering that each human being began as a singe cell (their mother’s fertilized egg), the potential for natural regenerative medicine within the human body has a proven lineage. Through self healing, the body is able to resolve pain and inflammation, and restore functionality.
Cellular therapy offerings at Minnesota Regenerative Medicine (MRM) include stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Cellular therapyies are indicated for someone with a painful, degenerative musculoskeletal condition that over time has depleted or overwhelmed their body’s natural ability to self heal.
Regenerative medicine specialists at MRM serve as catalysts to collect and isolate the patient’s natural regenerative cells from their fat and/or blood to allow repletion of these regenerative cells into painful, degenerative locations, to prime and restore the patient’s ability to self heal.
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 tissues including tendons, ligaments and joints. 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 knees, shoulders, fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, hips, ankles, toes, and most tendons, including the Achille’s tendon. The most common conditions treated at MRM include knee pain and cartilage loss from osteoarthritis, painful knee from meniscus tear, shoulder pain from labrum tear, painful frozen shoulder, shoulder pain from rotator cuff tendinitis, hip pain from osteoarthritis, wrist pain from osteoarthritis, and painful joint bursitis. 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 (fluoroscopy) and ultrasound-guidance (ultrasonography).
Our regenerative medicine specialist consults with each patient to customize a treatment plan specific to their needs, wants, and desired treatment results.