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Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine

Musculoskeletal Specialist located in Louisville, KY

If you have orthopedic pain and standard treatments aren’t working, you may hear that surgery is the only option. The good news is that prior to surgery, there is another option you can try. Regenexx® regenerative medicine is a natural approach to healing used by Mark Conliffe, DO, at Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. The practice has considerable experience in using regenerative medicine to benefit patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal pain conditions, so call Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine today to schedule a consultation or contact us online.

Regenerative Medicine Q&A

What is regenerative medicine?

Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine customizes every regenerative medicine treatment they administer to suit your exact needs. In this way, you benefit from long-term pain relief and improvement in function.

Regenerative medicine therapies can also reduce your need to take pain medications and address pain conditions even when other treatments aren’t working.

Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine works with regenerative medicine pioneers Regenexx to address back, neck, ankle, knee and hip pain, as well as problems with the wrist and shoulder.

What kinds of regenerative medicine treatments are there?

Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine offers several different regenerative medicine treatments, including:

Concentrated PRP or Platelet lysate

Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine uses concentrated PRP that’s three to five times more concentrated than commonly used PRP.

Concentrated PRP and Platelet Lysate (PL) both use growth factors from your blood to repair damaged tissue and treat degenerative diseases in the joints.

Platelet lysate is a form of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP contains platelets taken from your blood, which takes about a week to release growth factors when injected into a painful area.

Research indicates that a faster release can be more beneficial for specific conditions, so Regenexx created a platelet-lysate processing system that strips the growth factors out of the platelets.

For more information about what is involved with a Blood Platelet Procedure please click here.

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Alpha 2 macroglobulin (A2M)

A2M is a molecule typically found inside your joints, where it helps remove enzymes that cause damage to the cartilage on your bones. Degenerating joints don’t have enough A2M, but there’s plenty in your blood. The problem is that the molecules of A2M are too big to get into the joint.

Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine extracts A2M from your blood, concentrates it, and injects it back directly into your joint.

Bone marrow grafts (stem cell)

Bone marrow grafts are rich in adult stem cells, which are the cells your body naturally uses to heal itself. Stem cells can change into other types of cells when your body needs them and play a key role in tissue repair. The type of stem cells used for orthopedic injuries are mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) extracted from bone marrow, known as a bone marrow graft which can become:

  • Bone
  • Cartilage
  • Muscle
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments

For more information about what is involved with a Bone Marrow Graft Procedure please click here.

Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine only uses proven-effective regenerative medicine protocols that may improve their patient’s health and give them an option in addition to surgery.

If you think regenerative medicine could help your musculoskeletal pain, call Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine today or contact us online.