What is Regenerative Medicine?

Developing therapies that regenerate or replace injured, diseased, or defective cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish function and structure.

A Historical Timeline.

What are Stem Cells?

Frequently Asked Questions

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can become a specialized cell type.

Don’t stem cells come from embryos?

There are two types of stem cells:  Embryonic – from embryos (not used by our physicians)  and Adult – from adult tissue such as bone marrow

What does “autologous” mean?

Autologous refers to the fact the adult stem cells and platelets come from your own body. They are not sourced from amniotic fluid or placenta.

What source of Autologous Stem Cells do your physicians use?

Our physicians use Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMC) unless the patient’s condition dictates an alternative option.

Are stem cells safe?

Autologous stem cells from bone marrow have been proven VERY safe. The devices used to concentrate the bone marrow stem cells have been FDA approved.

How do you get stem cells where they are needed?

The stem cells are injected with ultrasound or x-ray guidance to ensure proper placement.

What is used to treat wounds?

Either Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or BMC depending on wound severity

How are wounds treated?

With BMC which is applied topically and injected into the wound margin. The wound margin is the edge or rim, and the area immediately adjacent to it or bordering the wound.

Are any of the injections painful?

No. Prior to injection, the area to be treated is first numbed using a topical anesthetic. Once the area is numb, the physician will inject an additional local anesthetic.