Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with tissue engineering and molecular biology and its goal is the "process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function". In our office we use ortho-biologic substances such as Autologos Stem Cells harvested from your bonemarrow and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) harvested from peripheral blood to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions, spine conditions and sport injuries. Another commonly used regenerative technique used at our office is Prolotherapy with Dextrose. This is one of the most commonly performed procedures in our office. We were the first to introduce this procedure in Saint Augustine and one of only a handful performing it in the entire state of Florida.
Regenerative medicine is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have these conditions. Patients with these advance conditions can sometime obtain relief with regenerative medicine and can avoid very invasive procedures like surgical repair or joint replacement that carry a very significant risk.
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 and mini liposuction fat graft. 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.