Regenerative Medicine for Sports Injuries & Orthopedic Conditions in Freehold, NJ
Regenerative medicine can be an effective alternative to surgery for treating many orthopedic conditions and sports-related injuries that involve cartilage, muscle, tendon, ligament, or joint damage. Cutting-edge regenerative treatments such as platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell injections are available at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold and Monroe Township, New Jersey. Our team of sports medicine specialists works closely with a co-located team of cartilaginous injury experts to repair and regenerate damaged, aged, and lost tissue by accelerating the body’s natural healing response. We help many patients achieve the results they need without the risks, downtime, and costs of surgery.
Regenerative medicine is not intended to be a substitute for traditional nonsurgical treatments for orthopedic conditions, such as rest, bracing, and physical therapy. Rather, our team utilizes regenerative medicine to complement traditional treatments and optimize healing.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that capitalizes on the power of platelets, which contain growth factors that can potentially boost the body’s ability to heal itself. A sample of a patient’s own blood is processed in a special centrifuge to separate and concentrate the blood’s components, including the platelets, growth factors, and specialized white blood cells. After the platelet-rich plasma is prepared, a physician identifies the precise injection site to reach the area of tissue damage. For enhanced precision, the injection may be administered with fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance. Once injected, the platelet-rich plasma may cause mild inflammation, which can stimulate the healing of damaged tissue.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are very powerful. Instead of serving a specific bodily function, they have a unique ability to take on the behavior and characteristics of their surrounding cells, such as cartilage cells or tendon cells. Therefore, when placed within a certain environment, stem cells can potentially transform themselves to meet a medical need. In other words, stem cells that are injected into damaged tissue can potentially become specialized for that tissue over time. The stem cells used for treatment can be collected from the patient’s own adipose (fatty tissue) or bone marrow.
Consult With the Experts at AOSMI
At AOSMI, we know your game, the specific injuries common to particular sports, and the treatment options that lead to the most successful outcomes. Contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Freehold or Monroe Township, NJ, and learn more about the power of regenerative medicine.