What is Regenerative Medicine?
Many issues can affect your feet and ankles leading to severe pain and discomfort. Newer technology has led to regenerative medicine which helps patients get back on their feet without the need of surgery. It is proven to be safe and more effective than traditional surgical procedures.
What type of Regenerative Medicine is offered at our practice?
Platelet Rich Plasma injections
- PRP injection is a very effective treatment and promotes natural healing of the tissue. The platelet rich plasma injections comes with remarkable results and are a much easier process than surgery. The process uses human blood that is spun down and separated, which then produces a concentration of platelets that are above normal values. The extremely rich platelets are then injected back into the injured tissue. Using the patient’s own blood, a centrifuge is used to separate the platelets. PRP is known to promote natural tissue healing and is a common treatment among many athletes.
Stem Cell Injections
- This therapy option helps with a number of painful conditions like arthritis and alleviates foot and ankle pain caused by tendon, ligament, cartilage, injury and decreases inflammation. This option helps accelerate the healing process with a simple procedure, yet maximum effectiveness. Stem cells can come from an aspiration of bone marrow or a donor. Donor cells are harvested from placental tissues and amniotic fluid. A simple injection of stem cells into the injured foot or ankle does require sedation, but in a comfortable outpatient facility. Stem cells from bone marrow will produce cartilage and is usually used in arthritic conditions or sports injuries.
Stem Cell Wound Care treatments
- For wound care, stem cell treatments include applications of grafts harvested from placental tissue and amniotic fluid for wounds that are non-healing and chronic. This allows for tissue regeneration and earlier closure of wounds, hence reducing the risk of amputation and infections.
There are many benefits to using regenerative medicine to help you find relief from a number of foot and ankle conditions. To find relief and receive the proper treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Nesha Prasla today.