Regenerative medicine is an expanding field that specializes in harnessing the body’s natural ability to regrow tissues and using its restorative cells to heal sports injuries and degenerative disease. The physicians at Lighthouse Medical Center have extensive experience providing today’s top regenerative therapies, like regenerative cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections, as part of an integrative treatment plan customized to meet your health needs. To learn if you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine, call the office in Pompano Beach, Florida, or schedule an appointment online. We also service patients from Boca Sunrise, Plantation, Ft Lauderdale, Cooper City, West Palm Beach, Weston, Miami, and Coconut Creek
Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Your body stays strong and healthy through regeneration, a process in which it continuously produces new cells to replace old tissues and heal diseased and injured body parts.
Thanks to medical advances, it’s now possible to extract the cells and biochemicals responsible for ongoing tissue regeneration, then use them to heal a range of health problems by injecting them at the site of damaged tissues.
Lighthouse Medical Center offers two key types of regenerative therapies: regenerative cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.
What is regenerative cell therapy?
Regenerative Cell Therapy is often called the body’s building blocks. Regenerative Cell Therapy has the extraordinary ability to self-replicate as often as needed, creating a new cell that’s capable of developing into many different types of tissues.
The MSCs used for regenerative medicine come from umbilical cord tissue that’s freely donated by mothers after giving birth. Cord tissue is a rich source of MSCs, which are harvested, screened, and approved for medical use.
Although your body has its own supply of MSCs that stay active throughout your life, their activity slows down as you get older, which affects healing. Your healing can also be slow and inefficient if you have tissues that are extensively damaged. In both cases, an injection of concentrated MSCs helps to support your body and boost healing.
What benefits will I gain from regenerative cell therapy?
Regenerative medicine may sound like it’s new or experimental, but MSC therapy is well-grounded in mainstream medicine. For example, it’s often used by orthopedic specialists during surgery to help stimulate healing.
MSCs have established roles in your body, where they:
- Reduce inflammation
- Produce new cartilage, ligament, tendon, muscle, bone, and fat tissue
- Regenerate new blood vessels
- Prevent the death of existing, healthy tissues
In your body, the activity of MSCs is supported by growth factors. As a result, MSC therapy is often combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is an exceptional source of growth factors.
What Conditions Respond To Stem Cell Therapy?
- Partial Tear of Rotator Cuff
- Knee Arthritis and Degeneration
- Neck and Back arthritis and pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shoulder Pain
- Tendonitis and Tendinosis (bicep and tricep)
- Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow and Tennis Elbow)
- Post Operative Pain
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Meniscus Tear and Injury
- Osteoarthritis in the cervical and lumbar spine
In Office Procedure:
- Takes about 15 minutes
- No hospital, No ambulances, No anesthesia
- Zero recovery time (There are some small limitations)
- Expect significant regeneration within 4-6 weeks
- No adverse effects (91% effective)
- Proprietary method includes using laser therapy to simulate cell growth, physical therapy, bracing, spinal alignment, growth factor injections, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).