Regenerative medicine at Kinexis Healthcare offers you the opportunity to repair and rejuvenate damaged, chronically painful joints and soft tissues using mesenchymal stem cells. Located in Estero, Florida, the medical team has expanded their therapeutic offerings to provide a wider array of conservative treatments for chronic joint pain and dysfunction to help you. Learn about the benefits of regenerative medicine and find out how it can help you by calling the office or booking a consultation online today.
Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a form of advanced tissue regeneration that uses mesenchymal stem cells to repair and replace damaged tissues, including cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. At Kinexis Healthcare, the medical team uses the highest quality mesenchymal stem cells available, which are harvested from umbilical cord tissues that are sanitized and processed to isolate the healthiest cells possible.
What are the benefits of regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine offers a minimally invasive option to reduce chronic joint pain and inflammation for patients who want to avoid taking long-term prescription pain medications or having surgery. Regenerative medicine can also be used alongside other conservative therapies, including rehabilitative exercises and stretches, to improve joint feel and function.
Regenerative medicine can be used in the following areas:
- Wrists and hands
- Ankles and feet
Depending on the cause of your joint pain and the severity of your symptoms, the team may recommend regenerative medicine or a combination of therapies to address your condition.
How does regenerative medicine work?
During a regenerative medicine treatment, your provider carefully injects mesenchymal stem cells into the injured joint or soft tissue. The injection generally takes less than 10 minutes and is similar to getting a vaccine. Mild soreness or tenderness at the injection site is normal for one to two days after your visit.
Once injected, the mesenchymal stem cells perform a variety of different functions to identify the tissues at the injection site that require repair and fight off inflammation that’s causing your pain. The stem cells contain certain growth factors that trigger cellular development, so your injured tissues can begin to heal.
Since regenerative medicine works on the cellular level, it may take several weeks or months to notice an improvement in your condition. Your provider may also recommend additional injections depending on the size of the area being treated or the amount of tissue damage you have.
Am I a candidate for regenerative medicine?
In order to determine if regenerative medicine is the right choice for you, the team completes a thorough consultation and physical exam. They may review any X-rays or MRIs you already have or refer you to an imaging center for updated imaging to determine the extent of joint or tissue damage you have. Based on their findings, they may recommend regenerative medicine to reduce your pain.
To find out if regenerative medicine is right for you, call Kinexis Healthcare or book a consultation online now.