Regenerative Medicine focuses on harnessing the body’s natural ability to heal itself through endogenous mechanisms by repleting and restoring depleted bioactive agents to promote and restore its capabilities for repair, replacement, and regeneration of damaged or degenerative tissues.
Regenerative Medicine Overview
Regenerative medicine treatments offered at Minnesota Regenerative Medicine include autologous (self-derived) stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies. These regenerative medicine treatments use surplus bioactive agents that are taken from either a patient’s fat in the case of stem cells, or blood in the case of PRP. These isolated bioactive agents are deployed back into the body at targeted mesenchymal tissue sites to initiate the natural, endogenous process of regenerative medicine.
At Minnesota Regenerative Medicine, areas in need of healing are injected with stem cells and PRP, or sometimes, just PRP, depending on the patient preference degree of degeneration and injury. Small needles (25-Gauge) or smaller are used to rearrange these bioactive agents from the body’s area of surplus and reserve (fat and blood), to areas of exhaustion and depletion (degenerative or injured tissue sites).
For painful orthopedic conditions, Minnesota Regenerative Medicine is currently one of only a few clinics in Minnesota to offer patients both stem cell and PRP treatments to promote pain relief and healing of painful, degenerative musculoskeletal conditions. Since May of 2011, surgeons at Minnesota Regenerative Medicine have isolated and re-injected stem cells and PRP into patients suffering from osteoarthritis, tendinitis, ligament sprains, muscle conditions, and bony areas of avascular necrosis involving the human body, excluding the spine. Stem cell and PRP treatments allow patients suffering from chronic musculoskeletal conditions the less invasive option of natural self-healing without having to endure the risks associated with orthopedic surgery and general anesthesia.
While stem cell therapy has been used for decades to treat a variety of medical conditions, its application in treating orthopedic conditions is relatively new. Research suggests that stem cell and PRP treatments may slow the progression of osteoarthritis and deliver faster recovery of tendon and ligament injuries, with no adverse reactions. Stem cell therapy at MRM is for suitable candidates only, those which are cancer-free (for at least five years), in reasonably good health, and perhaps under the age of 75. Stem cell therapy is presently not a covered benefit of Medicare or private insurance.
Regenerative Procedures for Hair, Skin, and Men’s Sexual Health
Minnesota Regenerative Medicine has a primary emphasis on using stem cells and PRP to treat chronic, degenerative musculoskeletal conditions. However, sometimes the conditions that matter most to the patient include hair loss, skin damage, and men’s sexual health issues such as erectile dysfunction. For these reasons, MRM also offers regenerative treatments to address natural tissue regeneration of these conditions through the use of cellular therapies. For more information, call our office at 763-447-2500 for a complimentary consultation with one of our regenerative medicine specialists.
Our regenerative medicine specialist consults with each patient to customize a treatment plan specific to their needs, wants, and desired treatment results.