Take a listen to Dr. Rolnik as she explains regenerative medicine below.
The human body has an amazing self-healing system that repairs damaged cells on a daily basis. This is called regeneration and it happens naturally when the body is injured. With injury or trauma, the body’s natural immune and restorative properties sometimes cannot repair the degree of injury the body has sustained either through trauma, overuse or natural wear and tear. In these cases, using innovative orthobiologic cellular therapy can rev up natural healing.
Orthobiologic modalities are living cells that can affect the healing of cartilage, tendon, ligament, or muscle. These cells currently include stem cells, growth factors, A2M, medicinal signaling cells (MSCs), fat grafts, cytokines, pericytes and platelet rich plasma (PRP). Regenerative advancements throughout the best academic centers worldwide continue to evolve and through thousands of medical studies, medical physicians are learning the best means of helping patients with joint pain and other orthopedic injuries. Advanced science is leading us to determine the best sources and protocols to enhance healing of damaged tissues. When an orthopedic injury has not healed or improved with traditional non-surgical treatments, regenerative medicine injections provide pain relief for many patients.
As defined by the National Institutes of Health, regenerative medicine is “the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects.” The goal is to restore damaged tissue that has a minimal chance of recovering on its own.
When regenerative medicine is recommended for arthritis, tendon or other musculoskeletal injuries, the primary goal is to:
- Supplement the body’s natural healing systems
- Promote the growth of new tendons, ligaments, or cartilage tissue
- Reduce pain and improve functions in areas affected by injuries
Regenerative medicine is a supplement, not a substitute for essential non-surgical remedies for sports and other injuries. It is important for patients to continue practicing proper rest, bracing, taping, and/or physical therapy to ensure optimal flexibility, mobility, and strength. Regenerative medicine plus traditional treatments can be applied simultaneously to maximize the healing experience.
At Remedy Sports and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Rolnik can work with you in evaluating areas of concern, then recommend the appropriate course of treatment. For additional information, please contact Remedy at (925) 464-7278 or visit or scheduling link below.