Center for Regenerative Medicine
Scientists and doctors have made tremendous advances to make tissue regeneration a reality in treating many diseases. Through stem cell therapy, a patient can take advantage of the body’s ability to heal itself by using the healthy regenerative cells that can be found throughout the body. Laboratory and clinical research have shown that it is possible to use regenerative cells to restore and repair damaged or aging cells and effectively regenerate tissue in the body. Stem cell therapy is showing promise in orthopedic medicine, burn treatment, nerve restoration and treatment of heart conditions, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
Regenerative cells were discovered more than 40 years ago when researchers found that cells derived from bone marrow had the ability to form various adult tissues. Regenerative cells are early stage cells. Under the right conditions they are capable of developing into other cell types, with the potential to regenerate damaged tissue. Autologous regenerative stem cells are being used to treat many types of chronic pain and degeneration. Currently, doctors are treating shoulder, knee, hip and spine degeneration, in addition to soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) and other bone related injuries.
FOI offers two different types of therapy depending upon the type of treatment required for the site of the injury. The first therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), uses a mix of concentrated platelets and serum. The other type of therapy is Stem Cell. Stem Cell injection therapy is more powerful than PRP because these treatments enable a greater concentration of stem cells to proliferate and be administered to the treatment site providing quicker renewal and repair response times. To find out more information about a specific treatment, please select one of links below: