How Joint Rejuvenation Therapy/Regenerative Medicine Works
Regenerative Medicine (Joint Rejuvenation Therapy) may help repair damaged tissue and relieve chronic pain. Joint tissues sustain their positions in the body to provide cushioning and structural support and to respond when healing is needed. However, as the body continues to age, it does not produce as many tissues joint and connective tissues as necessary to heal the damaged areas fully.
This is when Regenerative Medicine is especially effective. Here, the idea is to promote natural healing and assist the body by focusing treatments on getting the body to heal itself and not simply masking the pain or replacing joints with artificial ones. Regenerative Medicine then becomes a beautiful and natural alternative for various injuries and medical conditions.
Ease the Pain With Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative Medicine may help a wide range of conditions. We utilize Regenerative Medicine to potentially help repair tissue injuries, arthritis, and osteoarthritis, among other conditions. Other conditions and symptoms that may be improved by Regenerative Medicine include:
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Wrist & Hand Pain
- Ankle & Foot Pain
Regenerative Medicine may play a crucial role in the process of wound and tissue healing. At Joint Pain Specialists, our therapies, which include Regenerative Medicine containing growth factors, help to aid in cushioning and structural support can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and joints.
Some of the more popular uses for Regenerative Medicine are to help with knee and back injuries where chronic pain has developed into arthritis or tendonitis.
Typically, arthroscopic surgery or joint replacement are the solutions for most joint and back injuries, but Joint Pain Specialists, PLLC may have the same result without the possibility of immobility or significant loss of function.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets). The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood.
However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors that are very important in the healing of injuries. PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood.
The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.
To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation.
These platelets are then injected into the injured site.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints.
The FDA has approved the use of hyaluronic acid for injection into the knee for patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Hyaluronic acid injection is used to treat patients who have already been treated with pain relievers (e.g., acetaminophen) and other treatments that did not work well..
It works by acting like a lubricant and shock absorber in the joints and helps the joints to work properly.
Wharton’s Jelly is derived from the umbilical cord that provides cushioning and support to the umbilical vein and arteries. Wharton’s Jelly does not exhibit an immune reaction or rejection, considered “immune privileged”.
Does not alter the original tissue’s function as a Wharton’s Jelly connective tissue, providing physical support and cushioning. Wharton’s Jelly is regulated as human cell, tissue or cellular-tissue based product.
This is regulated as human cell product-for homologous use only.
Cryopreserved for the ultimate biological viability.
Wharton’s Jelly contains a higher concentration of long chain hyaluronic acid, and growth factors².
Our Wharton’s Jelly is minimally manipulated to preserve the biological components of Wharton’s Jelly¹.
Wharton’s Jelly provides cushioning, support and lubrication; Wharton’s Jelly is the only biologic which has the structure to perform these functions.