Regenerative Medicine is a new and exciting field focused on using your body’s own healing factors to repair tissues damaged by diseases, degeneration, and injuries. There are ongoing clinical trials looking into the applications of regenerative medicine in previously untreatable conditions such as: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Heart disease, Diabetes, Autism, and many more. Currently, the only FDA approved regenerative medicine treatments are for orthopedic and sports medicine related injuries.
At The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine, we primarily focus on joint and spine conditions affected by injuries or degeneration.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine procedures stimulate a healing and tissue growth response inside damaged tissue using 1 of 4 techniques:
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Adult Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)
- Amniotic Derived Allografts
Here at MCRM, we utilize Prolotherapy, PRP, and MSCs to address degenerative injuries to the joints and spine. Studies have shown that PRP and MSCs are superior treatments for orthopedic and sports related injuries.
Amniotic Derived Stem cells are still under clinical trials for safety and are not FDA approved treatments.
Types of Conditions That We Treat at MCFRM
Below are several health conditions that we’ve successfully treated at The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine. We’ll be glad to help answer any questions about what joint or spine conditions you’re currently dealing with to determine if we can help.
Disc Degeneration in Spine / Spine Arthritis
Regenerative medicine can be immensely helpful for those dealing with disc degeneration in the spine and/or spine arthritis. We typically use either Platelet Rich Plasma or a combination of PRP and bone marrow cells to treat these conditions.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
If patients are dealing with a partial rotator cuff tear, we’ll often use PRP, however if you’re dealing with a complete rotator cuff tear, we’ll often use a combination of PRP and bone marrow cells.
Meniscus tears respond well to regenerative medicine. We usually use PRP for treatment, but in certain severe cases we may need to use a combination of PRP and bone marrow cells.
We’ve seen strong results for patients dealing with shoulder, hip, knee, wrist and back arthritis as well as those dealing with avascular necrosis. In most cases we treat these conditions with PRP injections (Platelet Rich Plasma) but in severe cases we’ll use a combination of PRP and bone marrow stem cells.
Regenerative medicine techniques can be helpful for individuals dealing with tendinitis in their elbows, shoulders, knees, wrists, Achilles tendon, as well as those dealing with plantar fasciitis. We typically treat various types of tendinitis with PRP injections and in certain rare cases we’ll use a combination of PRP and bone marrow stem cells.
Reach Out to The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine for A New Approach to Dealing With Chronic Pain
At MCFRM, our board certified physicians are committed to using minimally invasive and non-surgical regenerative medicine treatments to help individuals dealing with all types of pain. All of our procedures are performed using image guidance (Ultrasound or Fluoroscopy) to ensure safety and accuracy. To learn more about whether you could benefit from regenerative medicine, don’t hesitate to contact us today by phone at (248) 216-1008.