Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Coastal Podiatry

Podiatrists & Podiatric Surgeons located in Mount Pleasant, SC & Moncks Corner, SC

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on the natural repair and regeneration of damaged tissues within the body. This treatment modality focuses on stimulating the body's own growth factors and cells to heal painful, degenerated or damaged joints and tissues.

Who is a candidate for regenerative medicine therapy?

If you have an acute ligament or tendon injury may be a candidate. However, the beauty of this therapy is that it works in chronic conditions like degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis, and chronic or old tendon or ligament injuries. If you have exhausted reasonable conservative measures, and are considering surgery for conditions like plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis or osteoarthritis of the ankle and foot, you would be a potential candidate. The idea is to get you back to an active lifestyle and hopefully avoid surgery and the downtime associated with that.

How is the therapy administered?

The therapy is administered by a single injection of an amniotic fluid derived growth factor. This procedure is done in office under ultrasound guidance to insure the proper area is targeted. You are allowed to walk out of the office the same day, but avoid strenuous activity for about 2 weeks. You should expect to return to same level of activity in about 6 weeks. That's 50% faster than with most surgical procedures.

If a patient is interested in learning more or proceeding with this, how would they do so?

One could simply log on to our website or call our office 843.856.5337 to set up an office visit.

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