Regenerative medicine involves harnessing the power of your body’s own healing to rebuild and regenerate your cells. There are regenerative cells that are responsible for rebuilding and regenerating the body. The underlying premise is that they are in fact living cells that can transform themselves into different types of tissue or functional cell. Therefore, they are able to differentiate into ligaments, tendons, bone, nerve, and cartilage.
When an injury occurs, it is these cells that are released and summoned by the body to rebuild damaged muscle, joints, or cartilage. By injecting these cells directly into the damaged area, it may assist and accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
Until recently, treatment options for osteoarthritis or joint pain were limited. Steroid injections, joint replacement surgery, and physical therapy were the only treatment options. Regenerative medicine injections are now available and not only are they being considered in relieving pain but also in helping heal the joint.
Benefits of regenerative medicine
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Avoid surgery and its many complications and risks
- Minimal post-procedural recovery time
- No use of general anesthesia
- Pain reduction
- Increased mobility and function