What is regenerative medicine?
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE IS BASED ON RENEWING CELL TISSUES AND NOT MERELY ON NUMBING THE PAIN.
Regenerative medicine specializes in replacing and renewing tissue and organs of the human body. The goal of regenerative medicine treatments is to stimulate the body’s healing process and to restore proper function to the damaged area.
Regenerative medicine presents a revolutionary way to treat different pathologies. These treatments make it possible to avoid the complications associated with surgical procedures.
Stem cells are found in bone marrow and abdominal fat. They have the amazing capability of transforming into the type of tissue that they encounter. This is because their natural role is to travel through the circulatory system to damaged cell tissues and to develop into the same cell-type as the damaged tissue.
THE BODY REGENERATING ITSELF
The body’s natural regeneration system is continually at work on all of our cell tissues, whether they are damaged or not. For example, thanks to the work of stem cells, your liver is entirely renewed every 2 to 3 years. For your pancreas, every 4 years.
Regenerative medicine promotes the renewal of damaged tissues through various types of fast, safe, and long-lasting treatments:
- Platelet-Rich Plasma injections for accelerated healing;
- Stem Cells injections for tissue renewal;
- Nerve Hydrodissection to separate nerves from scar tissue.
- Dextrose Prolotherapy to reinforce weakened ligaments;
- Alpha-2 Macroglobulin injections to stop osteoarthritis;
Regenerative medicine treatments are same-day procedures meaning they are completed within just a few hours and you return home the same day.
Leaders in the field of regenerative medicine
As genuine leaders in the field of regenerative medicine, we ae able to treat many musculoskeletal and neuropathic conditions. We carry out complete regenerative medicine treatments in just a few hours. We pride ourselves on being on the forefront of medical advances. Our team of full-time clinical researchers keeps our health professionals up to date with the latest medical breakthroughs. Our physicians travel year-round to work with the world’s leading experts in the field of regenerative medicine, in order to offer the most advanced and effective treatments available. To ensure accuracy, our treatments are carried out using ultrasound and fluoroscopy-guided techniques.
At Inovo Medical, we are proud to take part in the development of cutting-edge treatments and we are very enthusiastic about bringing them to the public.
Please note that Regenerative medicine is not covered most insurance companies, including Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). However, on a case-by-case basis, it may be covered by auto injury insurance (MVA) or worker’s injury insurance (WSIB). Contact us for more information regarding coverage options.
A GROWTH FACTOR REQUIRED FOR HEALING
PRP is blood plasma with a high platelet concentration.
The platelets contain essential bio-active proteins that act as growth factors and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. In addition, PRP promotes the growth of new blood vessels and new collagen, which are required for healing. This treatment is indicated to accelerate the healing of acute and chronic injuries.
To begin with, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient so that the PRP can be extracted. The whole blood is then centrifuged to bring the platelet concentration up to nearly 500% before the PRP is injected into the center of the targeted structure. The injections are guided by ultrasound or fluoroscopy.
While each person reacts at their own pace, most will require 1 to 3 injections in order to obtain optimal healing results. In the event of a severely damaged structure, this less-expensive treatment can serve as preparation before opting for the costlier stem-cell injections.
Stem cells have the role of supporting the regeneration of cells. They have what is called pluripotency: the ability to transform into any type of tissue they encounter in the body. Stem cell therapy makes it possible to accelerate the regeneration of damaged tissues and organs, such as muscle, cartilage, tendons, discs, and skins.
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For most painful osteoarthritic knees, the pain does not come from the joint itself, but rather from small nerves being entrapped where bony deformities push the ligaments and tendons towards the nerves. Nerve hydrodissection consists in injecting either a saline solution or PRP around the painful sensory nerve. The solution releases the healthy tissue from the scar tissue that formed as a result of an injury or a musculoskeletal lesion.This procedure is indicated for any nerve entrapment syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, scalene and minor pectoralis syndrome, poor post-operative healing outcomes, scar neuropathy, and much more.
This procedure is indicated for any nerve entrapment syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, scalene and minor pectoralis syndrome, poor post-operative healing outcomes, scar neuropathy, and much more.
PROLOTHERAPY IS A DEXTROSE-BASED (SUGAR) INJECTION THAT PROMOTES THE HEALING OF WEAKENED LIGAMENTS BY TRIGGERING AN INFLAMMATORY REACTION
The inflammation stimulates collagen production, which makes ligaments stronger and sounder. This treatment is occasionally used to treat sacroiliac joint and other joint instabilities, greater trochanteric syndrome, and is especially effective for treating osteoarthritis and loose ligaments as a result of trauma . Patients require between 6 and 12 treatments.
ALPHA-2 MACROGLOBULIN (A2M) IS A PLASMA PROTEIN IN THE BLOOD THAT OCCURS NATURALLY IN THE HUMAN BODY.
A2M regulates the immune system to prevent the destruction of cells that produce cartilage. The patient’s blood is drawn, then the A2M is extracted, processed, and injected into the target joints. This treatment is used to prevent the degeneration of joint cartilage, often after a diagnosis of osteoarthritis or an injury that might result in osteoarthritis, such as a ruptured ligament.
PREVENTING JOINT – CARTILAGE BREAKDOWN
Based on highly promising recent studies, A2M appears to be the only existing molecule that can completely stop the development of osteoarthritis. Indeed, A2M prevents joint cartilage from breaking down. Results from the preliminary studies have been positive, and the FDA (the United States’ agency regulating medical products) is supporting the development of this new technology. Most patients require an injection every 6 to 12 months in order to stop osteoarthritis on a continuing basis.
Alpha-2 Macroglobulin injections will soon be available at Inovo Medical. For more information, please call us at: 613 749-4668
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- complete hand rejuvenation;
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