Regenerative medicine is a form of medicine that aims to heal damaged tissue as well as provide relief from symptoms and pain. In practice, Dr. Patel takes cells like your own platelets or amnion proteins and injects them into your body to encourage healthy regeneration and healing in your own cells and tissues.
PRP treatments use a sample of your own blood, which is treated to create a solution of plasma and platelets. This solution is injected directly into your body to flood a specific area with the nutrients and proteins needed for cellular and tissue repair.
PRP injections also stimulate your body’s natural healing response and flood the area with growth factors which increase the production of cells and improve the resiliency of cartilage.
The whole PRP process takes 2-3 hours from drawing samples of your blood through recovery time. You won’t need any additional recovery time following the treatment. However, Dr. Patel uses this treatment to address physical injuries, muscles and tissues weakened after surgery, so you still need to follow his recovery advice for the condition the PRP is treating.
Amnion is a protein found in the placenta that has regenerative properties. When transformed into an allograft, or tissue transplant, and injected into your body, these solutions support soft tissue repair, reduce inflammation, and decrease the development of scar tissue. Like stem cell treatments, amniotic allografts have high growth factor levels that support healing and cell growth.
Amnion cells are collected from healthy, living volunteer donors who have had full-term pregnancies and Caesarean deliveries. The cells come from the placental tissue and are minimally processed to preserve the properties of the tissue.
Dr. Patel uses amniotic allografts to treat patients with a variety of injuries and degenerative conditions. These treatments can be particularly helpful if you experience tendonitis as it not only helps your body to grow new cells and repair itself, but also reduces inflammation, which is often responsible for the pain associated with this condition.
Dr. Patel may also use amniotic allografts to treat joint degeneration or arthritis. The treatments help your body to repair your cartilage and keep existing tissue healthy and supple.
If you’re curious about regenerative medicine and if it will help you to find pain relief and recover more quickly from injuries, call or schedule a consultation online today.