Some orthopedic treatments focus on symptom management. There is nothing inherently wrong with that, but wouldn’t it be better to actually heal the body rather than just mask the symptoms caused by an underlying problem? Here at Asheville Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Dr. Pinkston and our team are passionate about helping patients recover as fully as possible from musculoskeletal problems. That is why we proudly offer biologic cell therapy. Read on below to learn how this treatment could empower your body to heal itself.
Biologic cell therapy may also be called cellular therapy, cell therapy, or regenerative cell therapy. However you refer to it, the concept remains the same. During the procedure, Dr. Pinkston harvests tissues from your own body, usually from your bone marrow or fatty areas. The harvested tissue contains stem cells and other components that can play a role in helping your body to heal.
After the harvested tissue is properly processed, it is injected back into your body at the site of damaged musculoskeletal tissues. The injected substances provide a powerful stimulus and valuable materials that your body can use to repair injuries and damage to the extent possible.
Regenerative medicine is the science of repairing, rebuilding, or replacing damaged tissues within the human body. Biologic cell therapy fits perfectly under this umbrella because it uses the power of stem cells, which can turn into other types of cells and serve as important cellular messengers. They work along with other substances, such as natural growth factors, to help patients recover from persistent and painful musculoskeletal problems.
In an orthopedic setting, biologic cell therapy can be used to address a range of issues, such as osteoarthritis, labral tears, tendon and ligament tears, and more.
Some noteworthy benefits of biologic cell therapy include:
Biologic cell therapy is a remarkable form of regenerative medicine! If you are interested in receiving this treatment, get in touch with our team to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you.