Five Benefits of Regenerative Medicine

Five Benefits of Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine gives the body the ability to regrow, repair, or replace damaged or diseased cells, organs, or tissues. What’s contained in this one simple sentence is the key to resolving health issues of many kinds, from liver disease to musculoskeletal problems like arthritis.

The highly qualified team here at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine prides itself on being at the forefront of regenerative medicine. In fact, we’ve already had extensive experience (and success!) helping our patients overcome musculoskeletal issues of all kinds through regenerative therapies, including stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and Lipogems® therapy.

Through our own experience and following the research, we’ve found that regenerative medicine is long on benefits and short on risk.

1. A natural resource

The reason why so much research is devoted to regenerative medicine is that the resources exist right in our own bodies. Just think, regenerative cells created your body from a simple embryo, and they continue to help your body heal and repair itself once you’re fully formed.

By tapping these all-natural, powerful resources, we work with your body to make it stronger and healthier.

2. Avoids collateral damage

While we’ve come a long way in our ability to repair the human body, it’s not without some collateral damage. Invasive solutions, such as surgery, may work to help restore function to your body, but the way forward is a rocky one that sometimes creates more damage along the way, making healing a long road indeed.

3. A safe solution

Regenerative medicine is a safer approach to repairing damaged tissues because, more often than not, we’re using autologous resources. This means that the “medicine” comes from your own body, which readily accepts the treatments.

For example, with PRP therapy, we harvest and isolate your own platelets. The same is true of stem cell therapy and Lipogems treatments, which are derived from your own cells.

4. Regenerative medicine works

We’ve noted that studies are ongoing as to the efficacy of regenerative medicine, but early results, as well as our own experiences, have been nothing short of promising. 

For example, let’s take a look at knee osteoarthritis, which affects millions of Americans. One study among 78 participants — one-third of whom received one PRP injection, another third two PRP injections, and the final third an injection of saline — found that the first two groups had significant improvements within weeks and at the six-month follow-up.

Following the arthritis line, another group of researchers analyzed studies that used stem cells for arthritis and found that, “The largely positive outcomes in clinical trials without severe side effects establish [stem cells] as promising tools for arthritis treatment.”

5. An easier path forward

Rounding out our list of benefits of regenerative medicine is the ease of the treatments. You’ve likely been struggling with pain or discomfort, and we want the road forward to be as comfortable as possible. With regenerative medicine, we use as minimally invasive an approach as possible (nothing more than a needle), so that you can get back to pain-free movement more quickly and comfortably.

To determine whether regenerative medicine can play a role in your health, please contact our office in Westfield, New Jersey, to set up a consultation.

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