What is regenerative medicine?
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE IS BASED ON RENEWING CELL TISSUES AND NOT MERELY ON NUMBING THE PAIN.
Regenerative medicine specializes in regenerating 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.
Bone marrow and abdominal fat are rich sources of stem cells. These cells have the amazing capability of transforming into the type of tissue that they encounter because their natural role is to travel through the circulatory system and to develop into the same cell-type as the damaged tissues they encounter.
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, the liver is entirely renewed every 2 to 3 years, and the pancreas every four 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 last just a few hours, and patients return home the same day.
Leaders in the field of regenerative medicine
As leaders in the field of regenerative medicine, we offer treatments for many musculoskeletal and neuropathic conditions. We can carry out complete regenerative medicine treatments in just a few hours. Inovo is proud to be 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 learn from and work with the world’s experts in the field of regenerative medicine, to offer the most advanced and efficient treatments. Our treatments are carried out using ultrasound and fluoroscopy-guided techniques for greater accuracy.
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. Also, PRP promotes the growth of new blood vessels and new collagen, which is 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 to extract the PRP. The blood is then centrifuged to bring the platelet concentration up by nearly 500% before injecting the PRP into the centre of the targeted structure. We use either an ultrasound or a fluoroscopy to guide the injections.
Stem cells have the role of supporting the regeneration of cells. They have what is called pluripotency: the ability to transform into any tissue type 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 entrapped nerves 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 nerve. The solution can help release 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 postoperative 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 helps strengthen ligaments. 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.
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. We draw the patient’s blood, then extract, process and inject the A2M 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.
Based on highly promising recent studies, A2M appears to be the only existing molecule that can stop the development of osteoarthritis. Indeed, A2M may prevent joint cartilage from breaking down. Results from the preliminary studies have been positive, and the FDA is supporting the development of this new technology.
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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Disclaimer: As with any medical treatment, results will vary among individuals, and there is no implication that you will heal or receive the same outcome as patients herein. There could be pain or substantial risks involved. These concerns should be discussed with your health care provider before any treatment so that you are properly informed and understand that there are no guarantees to healing. The information in this website is offered for educational purposed only and does not imply or give medical advice. The photos used may be models and not patients.