What Is It?
Regenerative medicine is a discipline that uses nature’s chemistry and biology through injectable procedures to help the body repair and enhance the functionality of structures which include large joints such as the hip, shoulder, and knee as well as smaller joints. It is also effective in the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine for conditions such as degenerative disc, spinal stenosis, or sciatica.
Tissue allografts are obtained from minimally-manipulated Wharton’s Jelly which are rich in cytokines, growth factors, and proteins. Likewise, amniotic membrane allograft is also minimally-manipulated and is for homologous use and is also rich in cytokines, growth factors and scaffolding proteins.
What to Expect
These procedures are safe and effective. Patients have reported no adverse side effects, including rejection. Your doctor can provide treatment without the need for sutures. The allograft will incorporate into the affected area within two weeks.
How to Prepare
Speak with your doctor ahead of your procedure to learn the degree of discomfort or pain you may feel during the procedure. Your physician may suggest some relaxation techniques, including medication. Do not take any medicines your doctor does not already know about before arriving for your procedure, as some could result in adverse reactions.