Regenerative medicine is an innovative approach to treating musculoskeletal conditions that involves rebuilding healthy tissues. Orthopedic surgeon Cori Grantham, MD, utilizes regenerative medicine techniques, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections, at two Orthopedic Specialists locations in Dallas and Addison, Texas. To learn how regenerative medicine can boost your recovery, call the nearest office, or book an appointment online today.
Regenerative medicine involves using substances from your own body or a donor to promote your natural healing process. Instead of simply treating pain and symptoms, regenerative medicine aims to correct the tissue damage at the root of your injury or disease.
At Orthopedic Specialists, Dr. Grantham uses different approaches to regenerative medicine, including:
PRP is a highly concentrated solution of platelets from your own blood. Platelets are tiny solid substances that form blood clots. They also contain specialized proteins called growth factors that play an important role in healing.
Stem cells are a type of cell that has the ability to turn into many different types of cells. One stem cell may divide into more stem cells, or it may produce bone, cartilage, or muscle cells. These specialized cells can rebuild damaged tissue. Stem cells also contain healing growth factors.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Grantham may recommend treatment with PRP, stem cells, or a combination of the two. She administers both treatments as an injection at the site of your pain or injury.
The injections flood the area of damaged tissue with growth factors that trigger a cascade of healing processes. Regenerative medicine is based on your body’s innate ability to heal itself. PRP and stem cell injections enhance this natural capacity in a way that speeds up recovery and facilitates the rebuilding of healthy tissue.
Dr. Grantham uses regenerative medicine to help patients recover from a variety of injuries and conditions, such as:
She may also recommend PRP and/or stem cell injections to help you heal faster after surgery, such as ligament reconstruction.
Regenerative medicine may be right for you if you have an injury or joint pain that doesn’t resolve with conservative treatments, such as physical therapy and medication. For some people, regenerative medicine may reduce or eliminate the need for invasive procedures like surgery.
If you’re wondering whether regenerative medicine can improve your condition, call Orthopedic Specialists, or book an appointment online today.