Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

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Why Some Patients May Benefit

Regenerative medicine has established itself as a progressive form of treatment. This type of healing therapy has been incorporated more frequently in the medical community. Regenerative therapy can have incredibly positive effects for certain patients. Years of research has shown the vast potential for this treatment. But what is regenerative medicine? There are several branches of this treatment that can assist the repair of the body at a cellular level. Currently, the most accessible form of regenerative medicine is platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP). Outside of platelet rich plasma therapy, there are alternative regenerative medicine therapies available. These progressive innovations can help patients heal from sports injuries, assist in treating congenital defects, and can encourage the body to begin regenerating damaged tissue and organ cells for proper functioning. This innovative treatment differs from conventional approaches by encouraging healing and repair at the cellular level as opposed to treating symptoms from a condition. 

The body’s natural repair mechanisms can be encouraged to hasten the recovery from an injury or congenital disorder. Each regenerative approach utilizes different aspects of the body’s healing systems. Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) incorporates an individual’s own plasma from their blood. The plasma is separated from the patient’s blood sample through a centrifuge and then injected back into the patient’s injured area. Alternative regenerative therapies can help when treating degenerative diseases, encouraging the damaged organ to regenerate new tissue. Containing protein and messenger RNA, alternative therapies can support the body’s cellular communication for healing rejuvenation.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a type of injection therapy that can encourage the healing process in joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Increasingly used to treat orthopedic conditions, many patients prefer PRP to other options like heavy medication or surgery. The plasma is derived from the patient themselves, guaranteeing that the body won’t reject it. There is very little worry (if at all) of an allergic reaction or harmful side effect. A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn and placed into a centrifuge. The centrifuge is configured to specifically separate the plasma from the blood sample. A rich concentration of platelets separates from the sample and are collected for the injection. The activated platelet rich plasma is then injected directly to the injured area or damaged organ. This can increase the number of reparative cells the body makes naturally, thus hastening the healing process. PRP can also be used to facilitate a successful transplant of ligament tissue.  Because it is their own tissue circulating, patients need not be concerned of PRP negatively affecting their healing process. Platelet rich plasma are already intertwined in the body’s naturally occurring healing systems. But with PRP therapy, we are able to effectively direct this healing process. And this can greatly support many patients. 

Alternative Regenerative Therapy

Regenerative medicine is not limited to the protein rich plasma found in blood. The body’s natural cellular functioning and code allow for more opportunities for healing. Alternative regenerative therapies utilize specific cells of the body to curate for targeted healing approaches. Patients may find further tissue damage stopping, tissue regeneration, and subsequently a faster recovery. Many patients may benefit from:

  • Revolutionized healing and recovery for damaged tissue
  • Encouraged tissue growth in damaged organs
  • Improved immune function
  • Decreased inflammation
  • The body’s natural cell repair mechanisms supported

Alternative regenerative therapy approaches treatment in conjunction with the body’s natural functions. The multiple and coexisting functions of the body rely on successful cellular communication to maintain health. “Messages” are carried throughout the body, signaling to tissue how to react and interact with other cell systems. These “messages” carry genetic data that communicate to the body when and how to begin the repairing process. Many patients can benefit from this direct treatment because of an improved recovery time. Older cells become revitalized and signal to other cells to actively repair themselves. 

Regenerative medicine can radicalize and drastically improve the quality of life for many patients. Patients with damaged tissue may have their healing time shortened and the quality of their recovery improved. Fortunately, science has been able to magnify the naturally occurring healing systems found in the human body and significantly increase the effectiveness of this medical approach. As regenerative medicine establishes itself as a more commonplace therapy, its beneficial healing properties may also become a popular alternative to medications.