Regenerative medicine is a relatively new and exciting area of medicine that offers enormous potential to alleviate the pain and improve function for individuals who have lost or damaged tissue due to injury, disease, or other conditions. As a result of research in regenerative medicine several remarkable procedures, which promote the ability of the body to self-heal have been pioneered and developed. At the office of R. Jeffrey Grondel, MD, we maintain a position at the forefront of advances in care to provide our patients with the highest quality of orthopedic care.
Regenerative medicine is an umbrella term used to include procedures such as stem cell therapy and treatment with platelet rich plasma (PRP), The primary goal of regenerative medicine is to replace or restore damaged, diseased, degenerating, as well as aging tissue with new tissue by utilizing an individual’s own live cells, cell components, or products. In terms of platelet rich plasma, which is extracted from a patient’s own blood, its effectiveness in accelerating a stalled recovery and healing process when injected into abnormal tissue is based on the fact that PRP promotes and releases growth factors that recruit and increase the proliferation of reparative cells. Along these lines, PRP treatment has been used with some measure of success in the treatment of chronic tendon injuries, acute ligament, and muscle injuries. Additionally, PRP has been utilized during certain types of surgeries to help with post-procedure tissue healing. As providers of leading edge care, our practice offers PRP treatment to address painful conditions and to help to repair damaged or injured tissues
At the office of R. Jeffrey Grondel, MD, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.
By Draper Family Dentistry
May 12, 2020
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