If your body gets injured or ravaged by disease, a healthy immune system responds with a combination of defense and healing. With innovative techniques and forward-thinking science, today’s medical professionals want to accelerate the body’s response to injury, helping it regenerate faster and better. The field responsible for these restoration approaches is known as regenerative medicine, and it involves using stem cells and the body’s own plasma to stimulate and revitalize joints.
Revive Medical Center, with a commitment to the highest quality patient care, is excited to offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections and Stem Cell Therapy (using both placental and umbilical cord tissue) to incite healing without surgery or lengthy recovery time.
Platelet-rich plasma, a condensed mixture of blood from your own body and rich with rejuvenating elements, has been recognized as a healing accelerant that eases pain and revives injured tissue when injected into afflicted joints. Lingering tendon or muscle injuries that haven’t improved with other treatments might find this type of therapy more successful. Such chronic issues include:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Patellar Issues
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- UCL Tears
- Knee Osteoarthritis
Umbilical Cord and Placental Tissue
A stem cell is the term for any cell that can reproduce and transform into other tissues, including fat, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, connective/nerve tissue, and muscles. Stem cells have innate targeting characteristics that allow them to seek unhealthy tissue, replace dying or damaged cells, and revive injured tissue. They can even promote growth in healthy cells, enabling the body’s natural defense mechanisms.
Although adult cells (already living within various bodily tissues) have proven useful in clinical settings, those from the umbilical cord have not yet differentiated and have a stellar success rate, since patient rejection is rare. This type of regenerative therapy has numerous advantages, including:
- They contain hyaluronic acid that lubricates cartilage and incites growth.
- They have growth factors that promote tissue growth.
- They hold anti-inflammatory agents (known as cytokines).
Like umbilical cord tissue, the placenta is a rich source of parenatal regenerative cells and offers many of the same benefits. Often these therapies, when used in conjunction, help patients recover from hip, shoulder and knee-related injuries as well as neck and back complications.
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To learn more about regenerative medicine and discover if it could work for you, stop by today or give us a call at 770-545-8888 and schedule a free consultation.