Regenerative Medicine

Apex Integrated Medical Center

Physical Medicine Specialists & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in West Loop, Chicago, IL

Regenerative medicine is a revolutionary field that’s providing a nonsurgical alternative for many injuries and degenerative conditions. The team at Apex Integrated Medical Center offers regenerative medicine at their practice in West Loop of Chicago. To find out if regenerative medicine is right for you, call or book an appointment online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a rapidly growing field that focuses on repairing or replacing damaged or diseased tissue with healthy new tissue. Regenerative medicine techniques are built upon your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Using cells and other healing elements derived from the human body (orthobiologics), regenerative medicine promotes tissue repair and speeds the recovery process. The team at Apex Integrated Medical Center customizes your regenerative medicine treatment to meet your specific needs.

What is regenerative medicine used for?

Regenerative medicine helps your body rebuild healthy, functional tissue that’s been damaged by an injury or degenerative condition. Your provider at Apex Integrated Medical Center may recommend regenerative medicine if conservative treatments, like physical therapy and medication, fail to relieve the pain and symptoms of your condition.

The team at Apex Integrated Medical Center uses regenerative medicine to promote tissue repair and recovery in many conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis of the hip or knee
  • Tendinitis and tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Back pain related to disc degeneration

If you have one of these conditions, regenerative medicine may reduce or delay the need for more invasive treatments, like surgery.

What are the different types of regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine refers to a broad scope of medical techniques that utilize biologic materials. Common types of regenerative medicine include:

Platelet-rich plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a potent solution of growth factors obtained from your own blood. Though platelets may be best known for their role in forming clots, these particles found in your blood also contain hundreds of growth factors that promote tissue healing.

After drawing a small amount of blood from your arm, your provider at Apex Integrated Medical Center processes it to isolate PRP. Then, they re-inject it into the area of injury or tissue damage.

Mesenchymal Stem cells

Mesenchymal stem cells have the special ability to develop into many different types of tissue, like bone or cartilage. Pre-screened donor mesenchymal stem cells are harvested from the umbilical cord of healthy, full-term babies after birth.

Mesenchymal stem cells also get injected into the treatment area. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, you may need multiple injections of mesenchymal stem cells, PRP, or both.

To learn more about regenerative medicine, call Apex Integrated Medical Center or book an appointment online today.