Regenerative Medicine in Tucson
At The Fix Medical, we strongly believe that the body heals best when it heals itself. Based on this principle, we often recommend that our patients undergo a course of treatment with regenerative medicine, which includes all-natural compounds such as hyaluronic acid, stem cells, cytokines, and a number of other impactful growth factors. Our office uses amniotic allografts, which is a specific type of regenerative medicine that uses amniotic tissue to promote regeneration and healing.
An injection of amniotic allograft tissue containing stem cells can become any type of tissue in your body. Upon the introduction of regenerative material, cells begin to grow, divide, and ultimately form new tissue in the area surrounding the injection site. This course of treatment is known to help patients suffering from an acute injury or degeneration – and eliminates the risks of an invasive surgical procedure.
The Fix Medical uses Predictive Biotech stem cells for all of our Regenerative Medicine therapies.
Conditions Responsive to Regenerative Medicine
There are a number of painful conditions that are known to respond well to a course of regenerative medicine treatments, including:
Pain in the shoulder area caused by a rotator cuff or labrum injury
Elbow pain (Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow)
Soft tissue injuries (e.g., those affecting muscles, tendons or ligaments anywhere in the body)
Pain and discomfort in the ankles or feet
Despite the high rates of success with regenerative medicine, patients should not expect full relief overnight. Following every injection, cells need time to divide and conquer the inflamed or unhealthy area(s).
For many patients, relief begins to take hold within a few weeks – and many are reportedly pain-free within three to six months. As well, these treatments are not invasive – so no inconvenient recovery time.
Typical Treatment Plan with Regenerative Medicine in Tucson
Our regenerative medicine patients each have a unique care plan depending upon the precise nature of their pain source. For some patients, a single injection is enough to jump-start the process and no further treatment will be recommended. For other patients with more severe or widespread pain, a second injection may be necessary. Further, some patients respond well to a booster of regenerative medicine, such as Platelet-Rich Plasma “PRP” therapy (also available in our office).
The best course of treatment is discussed at length with your medical provider following a full examination and x-rays to determine if you are a candidate for regenerative medicine.
Interested in regenerative medicine for your chronic pain? Call our Tucson-area office today at 520-575-5833.