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What is Regenerative Medicine?

  • Is a branch of medicine that involves the development and use of treatments that promote tissue regeneration and repair. The field of regenerative medicine aims to stimulate the body's natural healing processes to repair or replace damaged or diseased tissues. 

  • Regenerative medicine approaches include the use of stem cells, and growth factors. Growth factors are proteins that stimulate cell growth and differentiation. 



  • Prolotherapy is a treatment that involved injections of substances, typically a solution containing dextrose or other irritants, into damaged or injured connective tissue, such as ligaments and tendon with the goal to stimulate the body's natural healing process. 

  • The injection of the solution into the damaged tissue causes localized inflammatory response. The inflammatory response triggers the release of growth factors and other substances that stimulate the proliferation of fibroblasts and other cells involved in tissue repair. 


Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

  • PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. It is a medical treatment that involves extracting a small amount of a patient's blood, separating out the platelet-rich plasma, and injecting it back into the patient's body to promote healing and tissue regeneration.

  • The procedure begins with a small sample of the patient's blood being taken and placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood components.

  • Once the platelet-rich plasma is isolated, it can be injected into the patient's injured or damaged tissue. The platelets release growth factors that stimulate the healing process, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue regeneration.

  • PRP has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including joint pain, tendonitis, muscle strains, and ligament injuries. It is a relatively safe and minimally invasive procedure, and patients usually experience little to no downtime after the treatment. However, it's important to note that PRP is not a cure-all and requires multiple injections to see if it will be efficacious. 


Wharton's Jelly/Stem Cell

  • Wharton's jelly is a gelatinous substance found in the umbilical cord. It is a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells, which have the ability to differentiate into different types of cells and promote tissue regeneration.

  • Once the stem cells have been isolated, they can be used for various medical applications, including the treatment of conditions such as osteoarthritis, joint pain, and other degenerative diseases. The cells are believed to have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties, which may help to reduce inflammation and promote tissue repair.

  • One of the benefits of using Wharton's jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells is that they are obtained from a non-invasive and ethically uncontroversial source. Additionally, the cells are less likely to be rejected by the patient's immune system, as they are not recognized as foreign cells.

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