Regenerative medicine is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues, offering solutions and hope for patients who have conditions that were beyond hope of repair.
Great progress has been made in medicine, but current evidence-based and palliative treatments are increasingly unable to keep pace with patients' needs, especially given our aging population. There are few effective ways to treat the root causes of many diseases, but certain injuries and degenerative conditions can now be addressed using regenerative medicine techniques. Still in many cases, physicians can only manage patients' symptoms using medications or devices.
Regeneration involves delivering specific types of cells or cell products to diseased tissues or organs, where they will ultimately restore tissue and organ function. This can be done through cell-based therapy or by using cell products, such as growth factors. Bone marrow transplants are an example.
Regenerative medicine holds the promise of definitive, affordable health care solutions that heal the body from within. Stem cells have the ability to develop — through a process called differentiation — into many different types of cells, such as cartilage cells, ligament cells, bone cells, muscle cells and so on. Stem cells are a key component of regenerative medicine, as they open the door to new clinical applications. Regenerative Medicine has to do with developing completely new ways to treat and manage chronic diseases including degenerative bone and joint conditions.
Depending on the case it may include conventional precision guided injections in any of its forms, Prolotherapy with Dextrose, injections of PRP or Autologus Stem Cell procedures with bone marrow aspiration. We use the EmCyte corporation protocols.
In this ever changing field, we always strive to stay within FDA and Florida Board of Medicine regulations at all times. We want to bring you the latest treatments approved by the FDA and the Board of Medicine. We do not manipulate the cells obtained in any way shape or form since that would constitute the creation of a drug and this is a highly regulated process. All procedures are performed in our procedure room under the most strict aseptic techniques.