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Sports Regenerative Medicine

Effective treatments for a prompt return to exercise

Sports regenerative medicine is not easily accessible in Canada presently (stem cell therapy in particular), and many athletes travel to the United States to get accelerated healing treatments such as the ones we offer. Inovo Medical is helping Canadian athletes by making these novel treatments accessible without the need to travel abroad.


medecine-sportive-knee-injection-234x300 Sports Regenerative Medicine  Regenerative medicine specializes in replacing and renewing tissue and organs of the human body. The goal of sports regenerative medicine treatments is to stimulate the body’s healing process and to restore proper function to the damaged area. Regenerative medicine promotes the renewal of damaged tissues through various types of fast, safe, and long-lasting treatments.

Professional athletes worldwide are turning to sports regenerative medicine to get back in the game sooner than ever. From golf players to soccer players to tennis players from NHL to NFL to MLB to NBA, sports regenerative medicine has been used to treat athletes suffering from a number of injuries such as:

  • torn meniscus
  • herniated discs
  • worn cartilage
  • ruptured Achilles tendons
  • tennis elbow
  • and more

Sports regenerative medicine works by enhancing the healing process, by activating the body’s natural mechanism and accelerating the healing process.

Who has trusted Regenerative Medicine?

  • Kobe Bryant, NBA Star
  • Peyton Manning, NFL star quarterback
  • Bartolo Colon, Pitcher for the New York Mets
  • Rafael Nadal, Professional Tennis Player
  • Pau Gasol Sáez, Basketball Player for the San Antonio Spurs
  • Chris Johnson, Running Back for the Arizona Cardinals


Acute and chronic joint problems affect primarily bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Such lesions often result from overusing the same joint through repetitive use or excessive force. The joints most affected by this type of injury are mobile joints such as ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, and wrists.

Inovo Medical treats sports injuries of all kind, whether the pain is recent or chronic. Our specialists are experts in all aspects of physical activity and its impacts on body mechanics. Moreover, all of our treatments are guided by ultrasound or fluoroscopy to ensure accuracy and security. Our experts can carry out a complete treatment within just a few hours.



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1. Accelerated Healing with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is blood plasma with a high platelet concentration. The platelets are enriched with essential bio-active proteins that act as growth factors and that accelerate the repair and regeneration of joint tissues. 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 joint injuries.

To begin with, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient so that the PRP can be extracted. The blood is then centrifuged to bring the platelet concentration up by 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 can expect between 1 and 3 injections in order to obtain optimal healing results.

2. Regenerating Your Cell Tissues with Stem Cell Technology

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, skin, etc. The richest sources of stem cells are adipose tissue (fat) and bone marrow.

Because adult stem cells act as a repair system for the body, they are frequently used in various sports medicine treatments to accelerate the regeneration of damaged tissues and organs.

The procedure consists of first gathering cells from bone marrow or abdominal fat in order to isolate stem cells. The stem cells are combined with platelet-rich plasma before they are injected at the precise location where the patient has damaged tissue. To ensure accuracy and safety, the procedure is always done using ultrasound or fluoroscopy guidance, strict aseptic techniques, and prophylactic antibiotics.

Click here for a complete list of the regenerative medicine treatments available at Inovo Medical

Disclaimer: Results will vary among individuals, and there is no implication that you will heal or receive the same outcome as patients herein. 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.