At Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine, we are industry-leading experts in the field of regenerative medicine. Our team of expert doctors, including Dr. Mark Conliffe, with Dr. Jason Lewis and Dr. Kyle Young of Commonwealth Pain and Spine, lead the Kentuckiana region in regenerative medicine. Our bodies are powerful forces of healing, and we have mechanisms in the body that renew and restore cells and growth that can heal injuries.
Regenerative Medicine can help treat the following diagnoses: osteoarthritis, anterior cruciate ligament tears, tendinitis, meniscus tears, and other knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, and joint pain. These treatments are used to also treat major to minor injuries and other chronic pain conditions of the areas of the body mentioned above, but we focus our treatments solely on knee pain. We treat patients across the midwest including Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee for pain management treatment.
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Regenerative medicine involves regenerating and replacing damaged tissue by stimulating the body’s own repair mechanisms to heal tissue or organs to restore normal function. For acute to chronic knee pain sufferers, regenerative medicine options can drastically relieve knee pain and improve mobility and functionality of the knee area.
Below are the types of regenerative medicine treatment options we offer at Commonwealth, how they work, and how they can improve your current state of knee pain.
TYPES OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
PLATELET-RICH PLASMA INJECTIONS (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment, also known as blood injection therapy, used to treat musculoskeletal problems such as knee osteoarthritis. PRP can increase the body’s ability to naturally heal itself, therefore reducing recovery time and symptoms of chronic knee conditions and pain.
A2M, or Alpha 2 Macroglobulin, is a binding protein molecule found in the blood that removes negative enzymes associated with tissue and cell breakdown of the knee joint. A2M captures these enzymes and removes them from the joint through your body’s natural healing processes.
Stem cell therapy is the most common and well known type of regenerative medicine treatments. Patients with chronic osteoarthritis or other knee conditions typically occur from deterioration of cartilage around the joints of the bones. This type of regenerative therapy is designed to target specific areas in the joints to create new cartilage cells that have previously been deteriorated. Each stem cell treatment consists of the cells being injected into the joints to increase the rate of growth and regeneration of new cartilage being formed.
If you are looking for an innovative approach to treating your knee pain, request an appointment with a member of the Commonwealth team today.