Regenerative Medicine Specialist

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine

Orthopedics & Pain Management Specialists located in Chevy Chase, MD & Greenbelt, MD

Regenerative medicine procedures join nature and science to accelerate your recovery. APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells using Lipogems® to fast-track the healing process and greatly ease your pain. Regenerative medicine is frequently part of injury recovery or pain management because it’s a minimally invasive option with tremendous potential. The practice has offices in Chevy Chase and Greenbelt, Maryland, so call the one nearest you or click on the online booking tool at any time.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

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What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a medical specialty that seeks to repair and replace damaged or lost tissue in your body. There are many forms of regenerative medicine, with the main ones being PRP and stem cell therapy. 

Regenerative medicine can diminish pain and inflammation to significantly improve your comfort level and quality-of-life if you have acute or chronic pain. Regenerative medicine can treat pain related to many conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint breakdown or damage
  • Spine damage
  • Damaged or degenerated discs
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Muscle injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Meniscal tears

If you have frustrating treatment-resistant pain, regenerative medicine could be right for you. 

How do regenerative medicine treatments work? 

Regenerative medicine treatment procedures vary according to your needs. The two main options are:

PRP

For PRP, your APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine specialist obtains a small amount of your blood. They treat the blood using special protocols, separating the platelets and then making them into a platelet-rich plasma. 

PRP has a massive amount of growth factors that can stimulate healing. Growth factors also recruit stem cells to your damaged tissue, and those stem cells can lay down new tissue to replace it. 

Stem cells

The team uses a special procedure called Lipogems for stem cell therapy. In this procedure, your provider creates a tiny incision in your abdomen to remove excess adipose (fatty) tissue. Your fatty tissue is the best source of stem cells because there’s no worry of incompatibility or rejection.

Your provider concentrates, washes, rinses, and prepares your fat and then injects it into the area where you need it. Stem cells are the most important body cells for tissue repair. Whenever you need significant tissue repair, you need a large influx of stem cells to achieve it. 

You receive local anesthesia for PRP and stem cell treatments at APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine. Procedures are outpatient and typically require very little downtime. 

How does regenerative medicine combine with other treatments?

Regenerative medicine works best when it’s part of a multidimensional treatment plan. Physical therapy can give you additional pain relief while building your strength and flexibility during recovery, and you may benefit from other pain management treatments as well. 

By combining treatments to maximize your wellness, you can quickly recover from the injury or damage that’s disrupting your life. Call APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine or schedule an appointment to learn more with online booking now.