Promote rapid healing and regeneration
Regenerative Medicine enables the body to speed up its natural healing process by renewing tissues with help from its own cells. These non-surgical treatments are used to treat various degenerative conditions and orthopedic injuries, including tendon, joint, osteoarthritic conditions and other soft tissue injuries. CDI in St. Cloud and Alexandria offer three types of regenerative injection procedures; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) and Alpha-2-Macroblobulin (A2M) – Alexandria only.
Regenerative medicine procedures can help facilitate healing in patients with musculoskeletal and spine injuries such as:
- Tendonitis or tendon damage
- Muscle strain or tear
- Ligament sprain, strain or tear
- Chronic or acute joint pain
- Mild to moderate osteoarthritis
- Cartilage loss
- Disc degeneration
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Promotes healing through the use of the patient’s own plasma, which is rich in platelets containing growth factors that promote healing when injected directly into an injury site. When injected directly into an injury site, PRP stimulates the body’s natural healing response, which leads to more rapid, efficient and thorough restoration of the tissue to a healthy state. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) acts like a fertilizer, to help the tissue heal with growth factors that attract the body’s own stem cells to the injury site.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) is like planting seeds, promoting healing using autologous stem cells derived from a patient’s own bone marrow. BMAC has regenerative properties that can help the body heal itself by forming new tissue. This therapy can help generate new growth that was not there, providing the cells needed for tissue healing and supplying the growth factors that facilitate the healing process.
Alpha-2-Macroglobulin (A2M) – Alexandria Only
Alpha-2-Macroglobulin (A2M) is a plasma protein found in blood that is a protease inhibitor. By injecting A2M into a joint, it can impact the progression of Osteoarthritis by preventing further breakdown of cartilage, improving joint function and promoting healing and repair.