What is Regenerative Medicine?
The promising field of regenerative medicine focuses on restoring function and structure to damaged or injured tissue in as natural a way as possible. It harnesses your body’s healing response, stimulating new cell growth and helping your body repair itself with maximum efficiency.
Dr. Oliver offers regenerative therapies to decrease pain, heal soft tissues, and restore joint function for men and women who suffer from sports injuries or degenerative conditions. In some cases, regenerative medicine can provide hope and healing for otherwise difficult to treat illnesses or health conditions.
Dr. Oliver has a high success rate using regenerative medicine to treat conditions relating to:
- Soft tissues
- Nerve injuries
- Spinal pain
- Chronic pain
- Degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis
Dr. Oliver has performed more PRP and BMC injections than any other practitioner in the United States.
She speaks on bone marrow techniques and stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis at prestigious conferences in locations around the country, including the Andrews Institute for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and The Orthobiologic Institute.
Additionally, Dr. Oliver has been the lead investigator on many articles on regenerative orthopedics published in peer-reviewed journals. Topics include PRP in musculoskeletal medicine, Achilles tendon tears, bone marrow aspirate, and knee osteoarthritis.
Regenerative therapies often provide relief where more traditional treatments like physical therapy, pain management medications, and even reparative surgeries, have failed.
Benefits of regenerative medicine techniques include:
- Natural pain relief instead of prescription medications
- Increased healing potential
- Improved mobility and function
- Faster recovery time
- Reduced time away from sports, work, or daily activities
What are the different types of regenerative medicine offered at Bellin Titletown?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy:
Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses your blood platelets to heal wounds and soft tissue injuries. PRP plays a critical role in activating your body’s stem cells to regenerate healthy tissue at the site of an injury where tendons and ligaments have been damaged. To create PRP, your doctor draws a sample of your blood and places it in a centrifuge, which separates out the platelets. These concentrated platelets are recombined with your blood plasma to make PRP.
PRP therapy is an effective treatment for a broad range of orthopedic conditions, from tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries to degenerative diseases, including:
- Partial rotator cuff tears
- Sprains and strains
- Joint capsular laxity
- Plantar fasciitis
- Knee pain
- Back and neck pain
Stem Cell Therapy:
Stem cells can develop into many different types of cells, such as replacement tissue for a damaged knee joint or shoulder tendon. Stem cells are typically harvested from bone marrow extracted from your hip, and they can reduce or eliminate the need for surgery.
The stem cells used for your injection come from your own body. This can be effective for orthopedic conditions and sports injuries because they regenerate cells common in musculoskeletal tissues, including bones, tendons, cartilage, and ligaments.
Your doctor can directly extract adult stem cells from bone marrow in your hip. After processing and concentrating the stem cells, your doctor injects them into the damaged tissues using ultrasound-guided imaging.
Stem cell therapy has successfully treated many orthopedic conditions, including tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries, joint damage, and nerve pain.
Common conditions treated with Stem Cell Therapy include but are not limited to:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Back and neck pain
- Knee pain
- Hand and wrist pain
- Muscle, tendon, or ligament tears
- Inflammatory problems like tendonitis and bursitis
Where can I learn more?
Contact Dani at (920) 430-4885.