Regenerative Medicine Overview
Regenerative medicine treatments offered at MRM include autologous (patient-derived) platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and others. These bio-cellular agents are harvested, processed, then injected back into the body at targeted locations within the skin, soft tissue, and musculoskeletal tissue to initiate the natural process of tissue rejuvenation and regeneration.
At MRM, areas in need of healing or rejuvenation are injected with PRP and/or other bio-cellular agents, depending on patient preference, physician recommendation, and the extent and repair needs of the underlying degenerative condition. Small needles are used to inject these bio-cellular agents from an area of surplus and reserve to degenerative or injured areas where the regenerative capacities have become exhausted and depleted.
For degenerative skin, soft tissue, or musculoskeletal conditions, MRM is one of only a few clinics in Minnesota to offer PRP and other bio-cellular agent treatments to promote pain relief and healing of degenerative conditions. Since May of 2011, regenerative medicine specialists at MRM have isolated and injected autologous PRP and/or other bio-cellular agents into thousands of patients to treat degenerative skin, soft tissue, and musculoskeletal conditions.
While autologous FAC and/or PRP treatments have been used for decades to treat a variety of degenerative conditions, their clinical application in treating skin, soft tissue, and musculoskeletal conditions is relatively new, yet expanding. Research suggests that FAC, and PRP treatments may slow the progression of osteoarthritis and deliver faster recovery of tendon and ligament injuries, with no adverse reactions. FAC and PRP treatments at MRM are for suitable candidates only, those which are cancer-free (for at least five years to be considered for FAC), are in reasonably good health, and preferably under the age of 80. FAC and PRP treatments are presently not a covered benefit of Medicare or private insurance. MRM does not perform any regenerative medicine treatments in the central nervous system, spine, or blood stream (intravenous).
Our regenerative medicine specialist, Dr. Roger Hogue, provides a complimentary consult for each patient to establish if they are a good candidate for an autologous bio-cellular treatment with FAC and/or PRP based on selection criteria, clinical indication, and desired treatment results.