Dr. Tanuj Palvia
Regenerative medicine is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that today are beyond repair.
Regenerative medicine itself is not new and has been utilized by many fields of medicine in the past, but advances in the medical world have unlocked new opportunities to refine existing regenerative therapies and develop new ones that are applicable to the orthopedics, sports, spine and pain medicine specialists.
The basic principle and foundational ideals behind regenerative medicine, as it applies to the musculoskeletal system, is the potential for repair, regeneration, restoration as well as pain control. Regenerative medicine includes PRP (protein rich plasma) and stem cell therapy (harvested from bone marrow or amniotic derived stem cells).
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is the delivering of concentrated platelets and growth factors to the site of injured tissue such as joints and ligaments by injecting a concentrated mixture of the patient’s own blood. With PRP Injections, tissue regeneration is accomplished via platelets, growth factors, bioactive proteins and your body’s own stem cells
Stem Cell Therapy
Bone Marrow derived stem cells are exactly as the name suggests: isolated stem cells from your bone marrow. This procedure is done using x-ray guidance to obtain the stem cells from an area in the pelvis that has been proven to have a high concentration of stem cells. Once isolated, this is followed by injecting them directly into the damaged area. By using your body’s own natural healing powers and our knowledge we can repair the targeted tissue and relieve your pain. Once injected in the site, stem cells react with other cells to repair and rebuild the damaged tissue, which in turn accelerates healing, reduces pain, promotes strength and improves joint function.
Amniotic Cell Therapy
Amniotic fluid also retains similar properties to PRP and BM Stem cells. This biologic is Amniotic fluid that has been aseptically recovered from a donor and is compliant with FDA “Good Tissue Practices”. It is also very low in immunogencity and it is extremely rich in growth factors and anti-inflammatory agents which promote growth and recovery.