Have you been told your only option for joint pain is steroid injections or joint replacement surgery? Minimally invasive regenerative alternatives offer pain relief and can help you get your lifestyle back
Regenerative treatment can help people find relief from pain and chronic injuries which don’t react to more traditional therapies.
These regenerative techniques cause the body to heal or rebuild itself and can often fix the root cause of the pain. The aim is to heal injured tissue rather than just mask the pain.
Regenerative and stem cell treatment can treat joint, tendon and ligament injuries including patients with knee pain, shoulder rotator cuff tears, tennis and golfer’s elbow, heel pain, elbow pain, neck pain, back pain, joint pain and pain from arthritis.
Most non-operative treatments focus on easing the pain and other symptoms with injections, medications and physiotherapy. However these methods often can’t solve the cause of the problem and the pain continues. For example, steroid injections can relieve pain and issues associated with inflammation but it may be that it’s damaged tissue which is causing chronic pain and instability.
Improvement in pain and mobility can take place within four to six weeks and patients can continue to see improvements for up to 12 months.
AMPP® Activated Mesenchymal Pericyte Plasma (using Lipogems® technology)
At The Regenerative Clinic we exclusively offer our patients AMPP® injections. A pioneering new treatment using your body’s own stem cells from a combination of Lipogems® and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to treat pain and inflammation. The minimally invasive procedure is a possible alternative to having an operation or can be used after surgery to help healing. It harnesses natural repair cells removed from your body fat to target problems affecting joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles. The procedure takes around an hour and early results suggest an improvement for 75 per cent of suitable patients.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
PRP Therapy supports your body’s self-healing processes by using your own cells. Blood is mostly liquid (called plasma) but also contains solid component including red cells, white cells and platelets. The platelets are important for clotting blood but they also contain proteins called growth factors which are important in the healing of injuries.
With a higher concentration of growth factors than typically found in blood, PRP injections support the restoration of injured tissue and inhibit painful inflammatory processes.
This treatment is widely researched and supported in clinical papers. See our PRP evidence section.
Our expert team works as part of a collaborative partnership of Surgeons, Sports Medicine doctors and Physiotherapists to provide the perfect patient pathway to get you quickly on the road to recovery. Whether you require conventional treatment or if you are a candidate for these new regenerative treatments, you can be sure that will get the best advice from teaching hospital specialists.