Regenerative Medicine for Pain and Injuries
If you are suffering from an injury that won’t heal, you may want to consider a regenerative medicine treatment. At Advanced Surgical Arts, we have been helping patients with injuries to recover faster without surgery. There are many reasons why your body struggles to heal and leaves you in chronic pain. Dr. Lee may run a series of tests, including your hormone levels, to help identify the reasons for your medical condition. Regenerative medicine focuses on helping your own body to rebuild and regenerate damaged and diseased tissues. If something as simple as your hormones are out of balance, your body could struggle to fix an injury or medical condition. Proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle is important. Cancer, diabetes, heart disease, genetics, aging, previous injuries, chemicals, and medications can also have an adverse affect on your healing. To optimize your regenerative medicine treatment, Dr. Lee will try to make sure your body is healthy and balanced.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine utilizes cellular biology to help the body to return to normal function after injury or disease. PRP, stem cells, exosomes, cytokines and growth factors are key elements that help to harness the natural healing ability of your own body. Shortage of these elements along with other factors necessary to healing and tissue regeneration is a key reason why your body will struggle to heal, degenerate and show signs of aging. Many of the tissues in your body are in a constant state of turnover and regrowth. Disease, injury, aging and environmental exposures can leave your body struggling to keep up with healing and cellular regeneration demands. Advanced stem cell therapies supplement your body’s supply of stem cells, growth factors and cytokines helping it to once again heal and regenerate lost or inadequate tissue. Mesenchymal stem cells injected in your body seek out areas of injury or inadequate tissue and direct the healing process to begin. These newly injected stem cells have the ability to proliferate and become different cell types in the body including collagen, cartilage, muscle, bone and others.
If your body is struggling to heal, Dr. Lee can help augment your body’s healing process with an injection of PRP, stem cells or exosomes. PRP is plasma that has a higher concentration of platelets than normal blood and is full of cytokines and growth factors. Dr. Lee produces PRP in the office by drawing your own blood, then processing it in a centrifuge. Dr. Lee can get stem cells from your bone marrow, fat or he can order them from a biologic lab. If you would like to learn more about how regenerative medicine injections can help you, call our office for a complimentary consultation.
- Help New Tissue to Grow
- Reduce Inflammation and Pain
- Accelerate the Healing Process
- Trigger the Production of Collagen, Muscles, and Connective Tissues
- Trigger the Production of New Blood Vessels
- Reduce Recovery Time
- Recruit Additional Stem Cells, Growth Factors and Cytokines
Common Conditions Treated
- Rotator cuff tears
- ACL injuries
- Meniscal injuries
- Ligament tears
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Knee, Hip, or Ankle Pain
- Elbow or Wrist Pain
- Shoulder or Back Pain
- Loss of Facial Collagen
- Aging Skin
Sports Injuries and Medical Conditions
PRP, stem cells and exosomes are often used to treat sports injuries because they quickly help your body to regenerates muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Regenerative medicine treatments can also help to reduce pain and inflammation. If you are suffering from an acute injury or inflammatory conditions, Dr. Lee’s advanced regenerative medicine protocols can help promote healing and reduce your pain.
Guided Ultrasound Injections
Dr Lee uses ultrasound to produce images of the body when he is examining and injecting patients. With ultrasound, Dr. Lee is able to better diagnose the cause of your pain and location of injury. Ultrasound guided injections allow him to visualize the needle as it enters the body to insure he treats the precise location of injury.
Blind injections (injections performed without imaging) are not accurate and can actually be more painful. With guided ultrasound, we are able to treat and inject any part of your body including the back/spine area. Dr Lee also uses the ultrasound during follow-up visits to check the progress of your body’s healing.
Dr. Doohi Lee
Has years of experience using regenerative medicine to help patients suffering with sports injuries and pain. He has worked with the USA Olympic team during the 1996 games to help with injuries. It is important to work with a doctor that the experience and qualifications to help you with your injuries. Call us today to find out how we can help you to recover quicker and feel better with our advanced regenerative medicine protocols.
Fellowships & Board Certifications
- American Board of Laser Medicine and Surgery
- American Board of Regenerative Medicine
- American Board of Radiology
- Regenerative and Functional Medicine
- Stem Cell Medicine
- Musculoskeletal Radiology