Regenerative Medicine

What is Regenerative Medicine? The term was first used in 1992, but has ballooned in the last 10 years. The following graphic explains the ways regenerative medicine replaces, engineers, or regenerates human cells to restore normal function, as well as the benefits of the procedures.
At CPX, successful regenerative medicine procedures are used as an alternative to surgery. Along with a steroid injection, the following two procedures are a part of the regenerative process:

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection – prepared from one to a few tubes of the patient’s own blood with strict aseptic technique, the blood is centrifuged, then the activated platelets are injected into the abnormal tissue, releasing growth factors that recruit and increase the proliferation of reparative cells. PRP Injections can improve function and decrease pain to various maladies including, but not limited to, elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle tendonosis.
  • Amnion/Allograft - the use of a fluid derived from placental tissues to support soft tissue repair, clinically proven to reduce inflammation and minimize scar tissue formation
  • Bone Marrow Aspirate - a form of Stem Cell Therapy that involves withdrawing bone marrow from the patient and processing it in-house to activate the stem cells before injecting it into the desired joint. Studies show that stem cells derived from bone marrow aid in cartilage, bone and soft-tissue repair.