Orthobiologics

What is Regenerative Medicine ?

Your body is built to repair damage to itself.
In some cases, however, due to the site or severity of your injury or a reduction in these abilities with age, your body can’t keep up with the damage that is done.  

Regenerative Medicine treatments use your body’s natural healing agents to repair or mitigate damage by concentrating and focusing them at the exact site of your injury.

This approach allows for natural, efficacious healing
without the need for surgery.

Biologics

This refers to cells, blood components, growth factors, human donor tissue and other natural substances that replace or harness the body’s own power to promote healing and decrease inflammation.

The biologic options our physicians offer include platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cells and cartilage transplantation.

For qualifying patients, these can be used in treatment as stand-alone injections, enhancements to surgical procedures or surgical procedures themselves (cartilage transplantation).  

PRP

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a collection of a person’s own platelets and other regenerative cells that can enhance healing and tissue regeneration. It is created by taking a small sample of blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the various cells and to concentrate the platelets. 

 

How does PRP work? 

Your body is in a constant state of regeneration.  This process is the responsibility of platelets, cells in your blood that house hundreds of growth factors within its  walls.  When platelets encounter injured tissue, they release growth factors which will coordinate the healing process. A PRP treatment simply concentrates the platelets and administers them to damaged tissues.

Bone Marrow
Concentrate

cells

• Stem cells are cells with the unique ability to develop into specialized cell types in the body. There are generally two types of stem cells: embryonic and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells supply new cells for an embryo as it grows into a baby. These cells are said to be pluripotent, which means that they can divide into more stem cells or become any type of tissue in the body. Adult stem cells on the other hand are found in bone marrow and fat and have a more limited capacity to to give rise to other tissues.
 
•  There are two main types of adult stem cells,hematopoetic stem cells and mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) Hematopoetic stem cells are found mostly in bone marrow and are precursors to all types of blood cells in the body. They are used in treatment of some cancers and other vascular diseases. The type of adult stem cell that is most often seen as being associated with orthopedic tissue repair are mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). MSCs can’t generally be harvested from blood, but can be found in great numbers in fat tissue and bone marrow. These cells can generate bone, cartilage and fat. They are found in many organs and tissues,and are thought to reside in a specific areas of each tissue. Current evidence suggests that they may be periocytes, which are cells that line the small blood vessels in the body. Once activated by a need for more cells to maintain tissues or by disease or tissue injury, they migrate to the area and act as messenger signaling cells, organizing and generating repair

Lipogems

The Power of fat!

Lipogems is a cutting edge technology that gently processes and uses your body’s own fat tissue to cushion and support areas of injury or damage as your body heals itself. Fat contains the following important reparative cells: adipocytes, adipose MSC, pericytes, pre-adipocytes, macrophages, endothelial cells It is important to preserve the cell and tissue microarchitecture to function as a unit. Lipogems concentrates the fat tissue and keeps the reparative cells intact to work harmoniously like it naturally does in the body. Lipogems does not isolate specific cells. Lipogems washes away the contaminants (blood, oil, and cell debris) using sterile saline.

Lipogems is an FDA-cleared device that rinses and cleans the contaminants (oil, blood, and cell debris) from the patient’s harvested fat and keeps the natural and beneficial properties of the fat tissue, which is then injected into the donor site. Your own fat has the highest concentration of reparative cells, has the highest quality tissue, and has minimal risk of rejection. Lipogems is offered by leading orthopaedic physicians from the best orthopaedic institutions around the world

Skin Pen

Microneedling
(Collagen Induction Therapy)

SkinPen Precision Microneedling with PRP stimulates the body’s own collagen production to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves uneven skin tone and texture, and minimizes pores, stretch marks and scarring, including pitted acne scars.

It has an excellent safety profile and is safe for light and dark skin types. Immediately following the procedure, most patients will look as though they have a moderate to severe sunburn, and the skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. These effects are normal and subside after 1 to 2 hours.

They typically diminish within 24 hours but may take up to 48 hours to resolve completely.

 

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance naturally present
in the synovial fluid that lubricates your joints.

Arthritis patients lose hyaluronic acid as their joint wears away. Replacing it is a process called viscosupplementation.
The injections are FDA-approved for knee osteoarthritis.

This temporarily increase the viscosity, or thickness, of the fluid that surrounds the joint it is injected into .
This may reduce pain and make joint movement easier.

Many patients report six months of relief, and the injections may be repeated every six months or based on physician judgement,

Botox

Botox is a medication that best known for it’s ability to reduce appearance of facial wrinkles.

It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for chronic migraine headaches.

It can make a difference in chronic migraine. It prevents headaches before they start It is the #1 prescribed treatment for chronic migraine in those who have more than 15 headache days per month.