Regenerative medicine is a branch translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function. Some of these available therapies involve using potential growth factors, adipose cells, and platelet-rich plasma injections. These could be viable alternatives to more invasive surgical procedures.
Amniotic Growth Factors
Extracellular matrix composition of Collagens I, III, IV, V, VII, and other structural proteins provides a natural scaffold to facilitate cellular adhesion while assisting cellular migration and proliferation.
Adipose tissue-derived cells have the capacity for self-renewal and multipotential differentiation. This allows them to become many different cell types. Adipose tissue-derived cells, play a key role in reconstructive or regenerative medicine as they have been effective in developing new orthopaedic treatments.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injections
Platelet-rich plasma (abbreviated PRP) is a viable new treatment used for many orthopaedic conditions and as a pain management therapy. PRP injections are a concentration of platelet cells taken from your blood; these platelets have growth factors that may help in the healing process of chronic injuries.