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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

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 autologous (self-derived) bio-cellular treatments are performed using bio-cellular agents, a patient taps into their body’s ability to self heal. Since each human being began its development as a singe cell (developed from 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 to restore functionality.

Bio-cellular treatment offerings at Minnesota Regenerative Medicine (MRM) include autologous fat aspirate concentrate (FAC) treatments and/or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments. Bio-cellular treatments are indicated for someone with a painful orthopedic condition, that over time, has depleted or overwhelmed the body’s natural ability to self heal. The list of of degenerative orthopedic conditions that can be treated with bio-cellular treatments is expanding, highlighting the tremendous regenerative potential of cell populations contained within fat tissue and blood.

Regenerative medicine specialists at MRM serve as mere catalysts to safely and effectively collect and isolate the patient’s natural regenerative cell populations from their fat tissue and/or whole blood to allow repletion of these regenerative cells into degenerative locations, to prime and restore the patient’s ability to self heal. Self-healing, growth, and development is a natural process that has been occurring since the day we were conceived, a process that regularly continues until the day we die.

Harvesting fat aspirate from a patient’s fat tissue is performed using tumescent liposuction techniques. The procedure involves passing a liposuction cannula through the targeted fat tissue to obtain fat aspirate. The primary areas for harvesting fat aspirate is the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. Fat aspirate (FA) can be separated by density and concentrated further using centrifugation techniques to produce fat aspirate concentrate (FAC), which contains both structural and non-structural components of fat tissue including fat cells, pre-adipocytes, mesenchymal stem cells, endothelial cells, pericytes, macrophages, and lymphocytes.

Fat Aspirate Concentrate (FAC) and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Regenerative medicine treatments at MRM utilize autologous bio-cellular agents harvested from a patient’s fat tissue and/or blood during a same-day, outpatient surgical procedure using awake local anesthesia. Since May of 2011, our physician specialists have performed thousands of autologous bio-cellular treatments for patients suffering from an assortment of degenerative conditions. Our regenerative medicine specialists inject the isolated FAC, and PRP into degenerative sites using visual, ultrasound, or fluoroscopic guidance to help restore and repair damaged tissues involving the musculoskeletal system, soft-tissue, and skin. MRM specialists never perform injections into the spine, eyes, blood stream, or central nervous system). Finally, FAC, and PRP treatments promote natural tissue regeneration for areas such as the scalp, face, hands, skin, soft tissues, penis, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bones, and joints. To determine if you are a candidate for an autologous bio-cellular treatment at Minnesota Regenerative Medicine (a specialty clinic of HOGUE CLINICS), please call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation with one our physician specialists.

Regenerative Medicine At MRM

Bio-cellular treatment offerings at MRM are intended for patients with painful or dysfunctional, degenerative conditions involving skin, soft tissues, and musculoskeletal structures, including scars, wounds, injuries, osteoarthritis, chronic tendinitis, partially torn tendons and ligaments, and avascular bone necrosis (osteonecrosis). Consequently, potential treatment areas include the the knees, shoulders, hands, wrists, elbows, ankles, tendons, skin and soft tissues involving the scalp, face, body, hands, and genital areas. The most common conditions treated at MRM include degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis, scalp hair loss, and men’s sexual health issues such as erectile dysfunction (ED). Finally, our physicians use image guidance such as fluoroscopy (live x-ray) and ultrasonography mag to ensure safer, precision injection of bio-cellular agents into the targeted areas.

At MRM, we have seen patients in their 40s and 50s afflicted with osteoarthritis of their peripheral joints. When taking into account that a surgical joint replacement only lasts on average about 20 years, these patients will likely be facing additional joint replacement surgeries during their lifetime. Regenerative medicine treatments using autologous bio-cellular treatments may delay or eliminate altogether the need to have joint replacement surgery, depending on the extent and severity of the underlying osteoarthritic condition and the patient’s regenerative capabilities.


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