Regeneration therapies have exploded in popularity in recent years, particularly in the world of sports, with stars such as Tiger Woods taking advantage of the new treatment for faster recovery following surgery. Committed to providing the latest in effective, minimally invasive care, Dr. Kenneth Alleyne at Eastern Orthopedic and Sports Medicine in Bloomfield and South Windsor, Connecticut, offers regeneration therapy in combination with proven, state-of-the-art sports-medicine techniques. To learn more, call Dr. Alleyne to schedule your consultation, or book online.
Rejuvenation therapy is a relatively new type of treatment that takes advantage of your body’s natural healing mechanisms to create an injectable solution that bolsters healing. Platelet-rich-plasma therapy (PRP) and stem cell therapy are the two most common treatments at this time.
Both PRP and stem cell therapy are injectable treatments that take advantage of your body’s own healing process. Dr. Alleyne injects these solutions in and around your injury, speeding up and bolstering your body’s natural healing process. In some cases, Dr. Alleyne might apply this treatment alongside a surgical procedure.
For PRP treatment, Dr. Alleyne first collects a sample of your blood. Using a centrifuge, he spins the blood sample down until your blood separates into two solutions, one containing the restorative PRP.
Stem cells, on the other hand, are found in the adipose fat tissue and bone marrow in your body. By taking a small sample of your fat, Dr. Alleyne can separate the stem cells and use them to create an injectable treatment.
Currently, regenerative medicine is shown most effective in bolstering recovery for musculoskeletal injuries. Injuries to ligaments, tendons, and cartilage all show promising results for recovery when treated with PRP or stem cell injections.
Some injuries may be too great for regenerative medicine treatment or may require surgery prior to use. Dr. Alleyne will discuss your options in full during your initial consultation.
Since regenerative medicine bolsters your body’s natural healing process, you may have to wait a few weeks to start noticing any pain relief. As the injection starts to work together with your body’s natural healing mechanism, you should start noticing improvements, often at a much faster rate than without treatment.
Like any recovery process, sticking to the rehabilitation plan outlined by Dr. Alleyne is important to achieving the quickest, most effective results.
Are you curious to know more about this new kind of treatment? Call Dr. Alleyne to learn whether regenerative medicine can help you get back on your feet, or schedule your consultation online.