Regenerative medicine has been around for years, but only recently have doctors tapped into its potential for healing injuries and degenerative conditions. Dr. Carri Allen Jones, MD, at Peninsula Orthopedic Associates in Daly City, California, received additional training in regenerative medicine to be able to offer it to her patients as a method of treatment. If you’d like to learn how regenerative medicine can help you, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.
Regenerative medicine is a medical process that creates living, functioning tissue to replace diseased or damaged parts. You may know it best as a bone marrow or organ transplant, but recent advances in the areas of regeneration have found the certain cells in your own body may assist in the health and healing of your tissue. These cells include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells.
Dr. Jones studied stem cell regenerative medicine and orthobiologics at the Institute for Human Performance in Syracuse, New York, and has been named an innovator in Orthobiologics & Advancing Regenerative Medicine by The Orthobiologics Institute.
Due to its high concentration of platelets and specialized growth factors, PRP is a treatment that helps promote healing and the regeneration or replacement of tissue, nerve, endings, and blood vessels.
Your blood is a mixture of liquid and solid components, which include red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and growth factors. To make the PRP used for treatment, Dr. Jones spins a sample of your blood to separate out the liquid portion from the solid to create a concentration of platelets and growth factors.
Many famous athletes have used PRP to help them heal from their sports-related injuries.
Stem cells are blank cells that have the ability to form into any cell your body needs. For example, if you need new muscle or more blood vessels for an area to help with healing, the stem cells form into the cells necessary to create this tissue. The medical possibilities of stem cells are still under investigation, but the potential is unlimited and exciting.
Dr. Jones uses stem cells harvested from your own body for treatment.
Dr. Jones is the regenerative medicine expert at Peninsula Orthopedic Associates and uses it as part of her treatment in sports medicine, spine care, and degenerative conditions.
She uses a minimally invasive technique to inject the PRP and stem cells into the injured or damaged part of your body to help stimulate the healing process and assist in the rejuvenation and regeneration of new tissue.
Regenerative medicine is used to assist in the healing of:
To learn more about how your body can help heal you, call Peninsula Orthopedic Associates or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.