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Regenerative Medicine

Non-Operative Solutions for Orthopaedic Pain

Regenerative Medicine refers to the processes by which specialized technology is used to create living, functional tissues to replace or repair tissue that has been lost due to damage, disease, or hereditary defects. For those struggling with limited mobility due to arthritis, injury, tendinopathy (disease of the tendons), or other forms of musculoskeletal inflammation, patients may be able to experience relief and avoid surgery by harnessing the healing potential of their own cells.

RegMedVialsAdipose-Derived Cell Therapies
This method utilizes fat cells, which have high concentrations of stem cells and other growth factors within them, to decrease inflammation and aid in healing. In a minimally invasive procedure, a doctor will retrieve a patient’s own fat cells and deposit them into a device that uses a saline agent to rid the cells of blood and oil. At that point, the fat tissue has been resized and holds the ideal material and performance properties to stimulate healing. The doctor will then inject the fat graft into the joint experiencing the arthritic pain to decrease inflammation and encourage healing.

Platelet Rich Plasma
Commonly referred to as PRP, platelet rich plasma utilizes a patient’s own blood to produce growth factors. Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that bind to the cells in your body and stimulate growth, healing, and repopulation. With this minimally invasive procedure, a doctor will draw the patient’s blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the blood into layers. The layer, which is rich with growth factors and platelets, is extracted and reintroduced into the damaged joint to encourage healing and reduce inflammation.

Bone Marrow Aspirate
Bone marrow – the soft, spongy tissue found in the center of large bones – is composed of both fluid and solid matter. It is rich in growth factors and regenerative stem cells. Unlike other cells in the body, these cells are able to replicate themselves into various types of tissue for healing. To utilize bone marrow to stimulate healing and regrowth in an arthritic joint, a doctor will extract bone marrow fluid (called aspirate) from a healthy bone in the body, generally the pelvis, and place it in a centrifuge to generate a concentration of powerful cells. These cells are then reintroduced into the arthritic joint to repair damaged tissue and decrease inflammation.

These procedures are some of the newest treatments available today. They offer patients a minimally invasive option to help relieve the pain of arthritis or injury and improve function. Our highly skilled medical doctors use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including musculoskeletal untrasound, high-definition on-site MRI, and X-ray, to obtain pinpoint accuracy during the procedures.

Make an appointment with one of our industry-leading physicians today to see if Regenerative Medicine is an option for you by calling (423) 697-8780.

RegMedDocsThe physicians at Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics are highly regarded as leaders in their profession, not only in Chattanooga, but in the Southeast region. They continue to be at the forefront of offering patients the latest medical procedures and treatments toward ensuring the best possible outcomes. We are excited to offer our patients an innovative approach to treating pain and healing.

At Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, our highly trained and compassionate staff takes pride in providing personalized care to all of our patients. That starts with a full orthopaedic evaluation with one of our doctors to assess your needs and evaluate your treatment options. We have specialists who focus on specific areas of the body including the spine, shoulder, hand, elbow, hip, knee, foot and ankle.

Make an appointment with one of our industry-leading physicians today to see if Regenerative Medicine is an option for you by calling (423) 697-8780.

regenerativemed@sportmed.com
2415 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404