Regenerative Medicine in Fredericksburg, Texas

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative Medicine is a new field of medicine that enables a patient to harness and amplify their own body’s natural ability to heal itself using concentrated regenerative cells and growth factors. The two most common procedures are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Medicinal Signaling Cell Therapy (Stem Cell Therapy.)

What is PRP?

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a product that can be produced using your own blood. A small sample of blood is taken and then processed so that only regenerative cells and proteins remain.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment is becoming a more popular option for giving a biological boost to the healing process. PRP treatment has received significant attention from the media and has been used by numerous professional athletes.
PRP is produced from a person's own blood. It is a concentration of one type of cell, known as platelets, which circulate through the blood and are critical for blood clotting. Platelets and the liquid plasma portion of the blood contain many factors that are essential for the cell recruitment, multiplication and specialization that are required for healing. Platelet activation plays a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing. The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems. Several clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP injections have improved function and decreased pain to various maladies, including - but not limited to - elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle tendonosis. Early work is also showing promise for osteoarthritis.
After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the blood into its many components. Platelet rich plasma can then be collected and treated before it is delivered to an injured area of bone or soft tissue, such as a tendon or ligament. PRP is given to patients through an injection, and ultrasound guidance can assist in the precise placement of PRP. After the injection, a patient must avoid exercise for a short period of time before beginning a rehabilitation exercise program.The side effects of PRP injections are very limited as the patient is utilizing their own blood.

What Can They Do With PRP?

PRP promotes regeneration and healing. A Doctor injects the proteins, known as growth factors, into the patient’s problem area(s). Such as: joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

how Would That Help?

Growth factors are found at the site of any tissue regeneration. PRP simply takes the naturally occurring signals in your body and concentrates the amount to assist your body in a better, faster recovery.

How Long Does This Procedure Take/Where Is It Performed?

The PRP procedure is performed in an outpatient clinical setting that can take as little as 15 minutes.

Concerns Involving PRP Treatment

Because PRP is given in the hopes of optimizing the initial inflammatory response of healing, anti-inflammatory medications should likely be stopped at the time of PRP treatment.

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Medicinal Signaling Cell Therapy (Stem Cell Therapy)

Stem Cells are at the center of regenerative medicine and their use has continued to expand and gain mainstream exposure over the past few years. Stem cell therapy is a cutting-edge procedure that delivers concentrated cells and growth factors right to the point of injury stimulating a powerful healing response capable of regenerating and repairing tissue.
Medicinal Stem Cells (MSCs) are remarkable cells located in many tissues of your body. One of the most important characteristics of MSCs is that they are unspecialized cells with the ability to mature and differentiate into multiple types of tissue including bone, tendon, ligament, cartilage, muscle and meniscus. In addition, these stem cells can self-renew, producing more stem cells. They can even prevent other cells from dying due to lack of oxygen and they can produce anti-inflammatory proteins.
When stem cells are injected into an arthritic joint or injured tendon, they attach to the areas of damaged tissue. The MSCs are able to sense the microenvironment of the injury and determine what kind of cells to grow and what molecules are needed to enhance tissue healing.
The stimulated MSCs begin to grow new cells and also act as your body’s own natural drug store producing and releasing the right combination of growth factors and proteins to stimulate healing and new growth of cartilage, tendon and other injured tissues.

Lipogems "The Natural Way to Heal"

DID YOU KNOW every tissue in your body is constantly repairing itself? Adipose tissue (fat) has been widely studied in literature and is known to have innate healing potential. The use of fat was documented during World War I to aid in the healing of solder’s battle wounds. Since then, large body research has demonstrated a variety of promising applications for adipose tissue in healing and regenerating damage tissues.

What is Lipogems?

Lipogems in an innovative therapy option that employs a precisely engineered device to create an injectable tissue made from your own adipose tissue reserves that can be used to provide cushioning and support as your body heals.

Are You A candidate For Lipogems?

You may be candidate for Lipogems if:
  • You suffer from an injury or aliment that limits your normal daily functioning or physical activity.
  • Treatment options, such as physical therapy, NSAIDS, or steroid injections have not provided significant relief.
  • You would like to explore Lipogems as a minimally invasive alternative to a major surgical intervention.

How Long Does this Procedure Take/Where Is It Performed?

The Lipogems procedure can be performed in under one hour in an outpatient clinical setting. It requires only local anesthesia and there is minimal recovery time.
Lipogems has been rigorously reviewed by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and has been authorized for the sale and clinical use of the product in the United States since December 2014.

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