Regenerative medicine is a type of medicine that advances methods to repair or regrow damaged cells, tissue or organs within the human body.
There are different treatment options for regenerative medicine which can help with common issues such as osteoarthritis and sports injuries. These can include Lipogems® adipose tissue therapy, alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M), platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT).
Regenerative treatment options
Lipogems is an innovative therapy option that uses a precisely engineered device to create an injectable tissue made from adipose tissue (fat) reserves. This can be used to provide cushioning and support to the body as it heals.
Alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) inhibits cartilage degradation in conditions such as osteoarthritis. A2M treatment works at the source of osteoarthritis by neutralising the chemicals that cause joint degeneration. A2M treatment can also slow the progression of the disease and even reverse it.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a minimally invasive non-surgical treatment that relieves pain by promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. The body’s natural reaction to an injury is to send platelets from the blood to damaged tissues to start healing. In treatment form, platelet rich plasma is injected directly into the injured tissue, stimulating the same healing response in a much more potent form.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a new non-surgical procedure for soft tissue. Used in orthopaedics and sports medicine, it is recognised as a treatment for many musculoskeletal conditions including shin splints and neck and lower back pain.
How can regenerative medicine help?
From sports injuries to osteoarthritis, there are many people who could benefit from regenerative medicine. The main reason is that this medicine is generally less invasive that other treatment options such as surgery. Because of this, there are fewer complications and side effects meaning patients can get on with their day-to-day life pain free.
Being treated using regenerative medicine
It’s important for patients who wish to undergo regenerative medicine to find highly qualified consultants in orthopaedic and sports medicine fields.
Dr. Ralph Rogers is a Consultant in Regenerative Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine who uses his extensive knowledge to effectively tackle chronic pain with innovative regenerative medicine treatments. He uses pioneering new treatments to help repair, replace, and reconstruct damaged and injured tissue.
If you are interested in learning more about regenerative medicine and the Rogers Regenerative Medical Group or to book a consultation with our specialists, please contact the team today.