Regenerative Medicine

May 2, 2018

Regenerative Medicine is a cutting-edge field that works to restore structure and function of damaged tissues. There are many different techniques and treatments to choose from when choosing your best healing process for orthopaedic injuries. These procedures are minimally invasive, natural, and promote healing. Regenerative medicine can be used to heal a multitude of conditions to include Golfer’s Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Achilles Tendinosis, Rotator Cuff Tendinosis, Plantar Fasciitis,  partial tendon and ligament tears, Osteoarthritis, muscle tears, and many more pain-inducing conditions. Are you ready to reclaim your life with Regenerative Medicine? If so, give Hughston Clinic a call – for the Tennessee area call (833) 682-HEAL (4325); for more information in Georgia, Florida and Alabama call 833-682-WELL (9355).

Platelet Rich Plasma, otherwise known as PRP, plays an important role in the regenerative process of healing by releasing growth factors, hemostasis, construction of new connective tissue, revascularization, cellular recruitment, and minimizing joint inflammation.

PRP is a minimally-invasive treatment option for chronic tendinosis, forms of arthritis, and other pain related issues. PRP is a concentration of platelets and growth factors created from a small amount of your own blood or bone marrow.

Common examples of tendinosis are below, although any other tendon may be involved as well as other pain related symptoms:

  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Achilles Tendinosis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Plantar Fascititis

Tendinosis is a degenerative, often painful, noninflammatory condition of a tendon usually affecting people over the age of 35. This portion of the tendon is weaker than normal tendons, and may be at risk of progressing to a tear later in life.

Side effects are very uncommon as PRP uses your body’s own natural properties to treat your injury. However, some side effects may include bleeding in patients with low platelet count or clotting disorder or infection in patients with weakend immune system.

PRP Injections do not provide immediate relief; instead, it sets in motion a repair mechanism that does take some time. PRP has been reported to accelerate tissue healing by as much as 50%. Patients can see a significant improvement in symptoms and in some cases, these injections may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments.

Most insurance companies will not cover this procedure, even though regenerative therapy treatments have been around for decades. We will contact your insurance company to confirm if they will cover this procedure.

The Unique Regenerative Properties of Umbilical Cord

Both the umbilical cord and amniotic membrane are essential in the development of human fetuses. The umbilical cord supplies rich nutrients and blood while the amniotic membrane provides protection and helps the baby develop. The umbilical cord and amniotic membrane are “placental tissues.” Placental tissues have powerful restorative abilities which help wounds to heal quickly and without scarring.

Recent advances in regenerative medicine have revolutionized the treatment of conditions such as tendinitis or plantar fasciitis by leveraging the innate, restorative, and healing powers of the umbilical cord to reduce pain and to control inflammation.

This game-changing area of medicine seeks to encourage your own body to repair itself by replacing or regenerating defective tissues.

The human cell and tissue materials used in these procedures come from the umbilical cords of healthy, full-term deliveries.

Donors are tested in accordance with standards established by the FDA requirements to minimize potential risks of disease transmission to recipients.

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