Peachtree Orthopedics

Regenerative Medicine Is Here!

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Regenerative medicine, also known as biologics, uses the body’s own cells to stimulate healing of an injured area and facilitate recovery to offer definitive, affordable health care solutions that help you heal faster, without the complications of surgery. If you suffer from arthritis, ligament or cartilage injuries, tendonitis, inflammation, muscle tears, or any other orthopedic ailment for which surgery is either premature or not possible, then regenerative medicine is a great option.

We are proud to be at the forefront of this evolving field and are dedicated to offering you the latest treatments to provide the best outcome. Our physicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including musculoskeletal ultrasound, high-definition on-site MRI, and X-ray, to obtain pinpoint accuracy during the procedure.

Regenerative medicine can resolve ailments with less pain and a faster recovery than surgery and typically require only a single injection to be successful. Below are a few types of these advanced treatments...


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Blood is made up of cells (white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets) that are suspended within fluid called plasma. Platelets are best known for their ability to clot blood, but are also very rich in proteins called growth factors that stimulate healing. Platelets are made in the bone marrow and freely pass through the bloodstream. When injury occurs, platelets become activated and migrate to the injury site and release growth factors. Platelet rich plasma (PRP), is simply that, plasma with a high concentration of platelets. PRP injections are performed in our office. We use a simple process involving a single blood draw followed by centrifugation to concentrate the platelets and exclude the other unwanted blood products. The PRP solution is then injected into the affected area stimulating rapid and more effective healing.


Lipogems

LIPOGEMS® (www.understandlipogems.com) is a single-use, FDA cleared device for harvesting, processing and injecting adipose tissue. The FDA cleared the system for clinical use in 2014 as a way to inject micro-fragmented fat to repair injured or damaged tissue and provide cushion and structural support. LIPOGEMS® uses a closed-loop, disposable system to wash, rinse and resize autologous adipose tissue for same-day injection. Adipose tissue contains a rich network of healing proteins, called growth factors, and supporting cells, called cytokines and pericytes. When this microenvironment is accessed by the Lipogems system, it allows these cells to provide support to damaged tissue and joints, preventing further degeneration.


Human Amniotic Fluid

Human amniotic fluid is a type of allograft that is used to enhance healing of soft tissue injuries. The fluid allograft is derived from cleaned, sterilized, cryopreserved amniotic fluid. Through the cryopreservation process, the bioactivity of amniotic fluid is maintained. Human amniotic fluid contains significant amounts of growth factor, cytokines, and hyaluronic acid. The function of human amniotic fluid is to reduce inflammation, provide lubrication and aid in healing. It also has anti-microbial benefits. From sports injuries to arthritis, human amniotic fluid is a safe and effective alternative to cortisone, PRP and surgery with a short recovery time.


Alpha-2-Macroglobulin (A2M)

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin (A2M) (http://catalystrn.com/a2m/) is a protein found naturally in our blood, though the size and complexity of the molecule prohibits A2M from accessing our joints in therapeutic quantities. A2M acts as a protease inhibitor by binding to and inactivating damaging proteases in our bodies. Proteases are enzymes with catabolic qualities, meaning that they break down larger molecules into smaller units. This is good in some cases, however there are proteases that live in our joints that catabolize cartilage-breaking it down and causing arthritis. A2M is especially effective in arthritic joints, as it can trap the proteases that are degrading the cartilage, destroy them, and flush them out of our bodies. A2M is isolated from your own blood through a centrifuge spin and filtering system, allowing us to inject a large volume of A2M directly into the joint. This high concentration of A2M will help the body to destroy the harmful proteases, neutralizing the joint and providing pain and inflammation relief.


Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA)

Bone marrow is a soft spongy tissue found in the center of our large bones. In adults, marrow produces red and white blood cells, as well as other plasma components. Bone marrow harnesses the body's natural healing process through the aid of growth factors within the marrow, as well as regenerative cells, known as mesenchymal signaling cells. These cells are considered "pluripotent," meaning they are undifferentiated and can replicate themselves into various tissue and cell types. By introducing these pluripotent cells into the injured area, marrow is able to initiate a healing response by the body, repairing damaged tissue and growing new and healthy tissue.


Make an appointment today to see if regenerative medicine can be an easier solution to your pain.

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