Regenerative Medicine

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Regenerative medicine is a relatively new branch of science which deals with the process of rejuvenation, replacements, and regeneration to address injuries and disorders related to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects. At O’Grady Orthopaedics, we now offer two new and exciting minimally invasive non-surgical regenerative medicine treatment options available for our patients with musculoskeletal injury. Stem cell injections and platelet rich plasma injections. Stem cell therapy or injections uses the body’s own stem cells to promote healing and recovery. Mature stem cells are found throughout the body and have many regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties. One of the most important characteristics of stem cells is their ability to differentiate. Differentiation allows stem cells to become specialized cell types. Because these cells are able to mature into specialized cells, stem cell therapy may be useful in treating conditions that cause damage to muscle, cartilage, and bone.

Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, injections uses a patient’s own blood and processes a small sample to contain high concentrations of platelets. Platelets contain substances called growth factors. Growth factors stimulate cell growth and differentiation. By injecting the injured area with growth factors, the body is able to recognize damaged tissue and focus on repairing that area. At this time at O’Grady Orthopaedics, we are treating arthritis of the knee and shoulder, meniscal injuries, ligament sprains or tears, rotator cuff tears, and labral injuries and degeneration with regenerative medicine. Some patients may see significant benefits after just one regenerative medicine injection. There are numerous benefits when considering regenerative medicine. PRP and stem cell injections are non-surgical. There should be little to no down time after treatment. Treating a musculoskeletal injury with regenerative medicine may ultimately decrease your recovery time. Regenerative medicine may also decrease a patient’s pain level while also mitigating the need for oral pain medication. If you suffer from a musculoskeletal injury or disorder and would like to learn more or schedule a consultation with our office, please refer to our website.

Regenerative Medicine

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Regenerative medicine is a relatively new branch of science which deals with the process of rejuvenation, replacements, and regeneration to address injuries and disorders related to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects. At O’Grady Orthopaedics, we now offer two new and exciting minimally invasive non-surgical regenerative medicine treatment options available for our patients with musculoskeletal injury. Stem cell injections and platelet rich plasma injections. Stem cell therapy or injections uses the body’s own stem cells to promote healing and recovery. Mature stem cells are found throughout the body and have many regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties. One of the most important characteristics of stem cells is their ability to differentiate. Differentiation allows stem cells to become specialized cell types. Because these cells are able to mature into specialized cells, stem cell therapy may be useful in treating conditions that cause damage to muscle, cartilage, and bone.

Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, injections uses a patient’s own blood and processes a small sample to contain high concentrations of platelets. Platelets contain substances called growth factors. Growth factors stimulate cell growth and differentiation. By injecting the injured area with growth factors, the body is able to recognize damaged tissue and focus on repairing that area. At this time at O’Grady Orthopaedics, we are treating arthritis of the knee and shoulder, meniscal injuries, ligament sprains or tears, rotator cuff tears, and labral injuries and degeneration with regenerative medicine. Some patients may see significant benefits after just one regenerative medicine injection. There are numerous benefits when considering regenerative medicine. PRP and stem cell injections are non-surgical. There should be little to no down time after treatment. Treating a musculoskeletal injury with regenerative medicine may ultimately decrease your recovery time. Regenerative medicine may also decrease a patient’s pain level while also mitigating the need for oral pain medication. If you suffer from a musculoskeletal injury or disorder and would like to learn more or schedule a consultation with our office, please refer to our website.