Due to recent advancements in medical technology, reparative (also known as regenerative) medicine has become more widespread within different aspects of healthcare. This is especially the case within the field of orthopedics, and today we are going to look at how this technology is being used!
Reparative medicine is defined as "the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects".
When the field of reparative medicine first emerged it was primarily concerned with organ transplantation, which is the process of taking an organ from the body of one person, and placing it in the body of someone else.
Over the last few years, there has been growing experimentation into the use of reparative medicine in orthopedics with exciting results!
Degenerative joint conditions, such as arthritis or cartilage damage, are a common issue observed by orthopedic surgeons and doctors.
In the past the best way to deal with degenerative joint conditions has been either through pain management, surgery, or both of these options in conjunction. The option of regenerative injections now exists, which provides a longer term solution that is also much less invasive than surgical options.
At Onto Orthopedics we are excited to now be able to offer several reparative treatments at our clinic in Plano, Texas!
To give you an example of just how innovative this medical technology is, we are going to explain one of the most popular treatments in this field that we are already providing.
During this treatment, Dr Hayden is able to extract stem cells from the blood of the patient. These cells can then be injected into a damaged joint. In a similar but separate procedure, Dr Hayden is also able to extract fat cells from a patient in order to also inject them into a damaged joint. Both of these treatments can provide the patient with much relief from their condition!
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The Future of Medicine
Medical technology is an area that is always evolving as healthcare experts strive to privide the very best treamtents for their patients. This is something that we are increidbly passionate about, and will always try to incorporate the latest innovations into the services that we offer!
If you have any questions about any of the treatments available at our Plano clinic, then we hope you will get in contact with us to discuss!