Regenerative Medicine

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Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located throughout Greater Cincinnati, OH

An injury to your bone, joint, ligament, or cartilage can be difficult to heal and make it hard for you to get back to your everyday activities. The specialists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, with four locations in Cincinnati as well as offices in Oxford, Sardinia, and West Chester, Ohio, are devoted to providing the best treatment possible to help you get the most effective results, and offer regenerative medicine to support healing and health. To learn more about regenerative medicine and how it can help you, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a fairly new area of medicine that focuses on repairing diseased or damaged tissue by creating new, healthier living tissue through the stimulation of your body’s own natural healing power. Orthopaedic experts, like those at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, have been on the forefront of regenerative medicine for many years, developing various strategies to help heal bones, cartilage, and ligaments with cell therapy.

What Treatments are Considered Regenerative Medicine?

Cell therapy is the most common type of regenerative medicine, and includes stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

  • Stem Cell Therapy: Stem cells are the undifferentiated cells in your body, which means the cells have the ability to transform themselves into any cell your body needs. In regenerative medicine, stem cells are injected into injured tissue to help regenerate new, healthier tissue, muscle, blood vessels, and nerves to fully restore function.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma: PRP is a blood product made from a sample of your own blood that’s rich in the platelets and growth factors that support body healing. After blood is drawn from your arm, it is placed in a centrifuge that separates the liquid portion from the solid portion to create the concentrated therapeutic blood. PRP is then injected into your diseased or injured body part and the platelets and growth factors work on healing the tissue.

 

Joint replacement is also considered a form of regenerative medicine that uses an artificial part to replace your diseased joint, restoring function and improving quality of life. 

What Injuries Can Regenerative Medicine Treat?

Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine use regenerative medicine as a treatment option for a number of orthopaedic conditions, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic tendon injuries such as tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Ligament tears
  • Muscle strains

 

Regenerative medicine may also be used to help support your healing after surgery.

To get the most benefits from regenerative medicine, you may need more than one treatment. The team at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine creates a treatment plan before you get started so you know what to expect and how to prepare.

To see if regenerative medicine can help your injury or orthopaedic condition, call Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.