Regenerative Medicine in Elko, NV
Accelerated Medical, PLLC
Regenerative Medical Center located in the Medical District at the Base of the Summit, Elko, NV
Regenerative medicine is an innovative area of medicine that aims to stimulate your body’s ability to create new cells and repair itself. The health care professionals at Accelerated Medical in Elko, Nevada, incorporate regenerative medicine into treatment plans for a wide range of painful injuries and degenerative conditions. Call Accelerated Medical, or schedule a consultation online today, to find out if regenerative medicine is right for you.
Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is an emerging medical specialty area with the goal of helping your body heal itself. Your body has the ability to create new cells and repair damage. You can see this process as an injury heals or in the continuous loss and growth of skin cells.
Regenerative medicine uses human cellular tissue products (HCTPs) like:
- Platelets (platelet-rich plasma or PRP)
- Growth factors
- Mesenchymal stem cells
HCTPs may stimulate and accelerate your healing ability.
What conditions might improve with regenerative medicine?
Medical researchers are still identifying uses for regenerative medicine and completing studies on their efficacy. However, some of the conditions and injuries research finds might improve with regenerative medicine include:
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strains
Accelerated Medical can incorporate regenerative medicine into treatment plans for any part of your musculoskeletal system from your neck, shoulders, and elbows to your hips, knees, and feet. They might also suggest regenerative medicine to accelerate your recovery after surgery.
What should I expect during a regenerative medicine treatment?
Before starting any treatment plan, Accelerated Medical provides a comprehensive exam to assess your condition and identify the best treatments to restore your health and wellness. Your provider might recommend a series of regenerative medicine treatments combined with other therapies to help your body heal.
In most cases, your provider administers regenerative medicine treatments with an injection. This delivers the PRP or mesenchymal stem cells directly into your damaged or injured tissue. They might give you a local anesthetic at your injection site to keep you comfortable during your treatment.
Depending on the location of your injury, your provider might also use an X-ray to guide the needle to the correct location in your body. For example, if they’re using regenerative medicine as part of a treatment plan for a knee injury, an X-ray can help your provider target the specific injury or damage.
What should I expect after a regenerative medicine treatment?
You typically don’t need to take time off to recover after a regenerative medicine treatment. You might have some mild inflammation as your body’s healing response kicks in, but if this happens, the symptoms subside rapidly.
While regenerative medicine may help you heal, your body still needs time to repair itself. Some patients might notice an improvement after two weeks, while others might require several treatments over two months or more.