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Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Plasma Therapy for Joint pain

Regenerative medicine is a cutting-edge, non-invasive alternative to surgery that uses naturally-occurring elements of your own body to stimulate the growth of new cells in areas where your tissues and cartilage have been damaged after an injury or as a result of a musculoskeletal condition. Most importantly, regenerative solutions offer a quicker, less painful, and more cost-effective recovery.

At Physical Medicine of the Rockies, our physicians will meet with you to determine whether you might be a good candidate for specific regenerative medicine treatment. Patient selection is of paramount importance in providing the right regenerative medicine procedure, so we set ourselves apart by making sure that you will be a truly successful candidate for a specific orthobiologic intervention. 

Even with the help of orthobiologics, your recovery process will be a partnership between you and the medical providers who are there to help you at every step of the way. If you’re ready to have the most qualified, compassionate professionals in your corner throughout your regenerative therapy, don’t wait. Schedule your first appointment at Physical Medicine of the Rockies today.

  (719) 465-0069

Orthobiologic Solutions for Musculoskeletal Conditions

Cutting-Edge Regenerative Therapy across Colorado

There are multiple types of regenerative treatment options that can be considered biorestorative. You will receive a comprehensive evaluation including a review of your nutrition and a discussion about your recreational and/or athletic goals which will be used to customize your treatment plan. Our providers are up-to-date on scientific literature and will assist you in the decision-making process.  Cutting-edge technology such ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance is used to deliver the orthobiologic material with precision and accuracy.     

PMR differentiates ourselves because we recognize that recovery is a process. Your regenerative medicine treatment does not stop at the injection. The entire biorestorative process takes you from the cellular injection to the achievement of your recreational activity or sport. The healing pathway is complex, and the procedure is only the first step in the continuum of care to reach your goals.  Therefore, as part of your recovery expect to receive education about your individualized post-procedure rehabilitation protocol. 

In order to understand where you are in your recovery, PMR tracks your progress and provides you with real-time feedback of your improvement in order to maintain or modify your expectations and goals. Our approach facilitates a partnership between you and your provider that allows you to make meaningful, well-supported decisions regarding these goals throughout the course of your treatment.

Ultrasound Guided Injections for Accurate Treatment 

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy & Regenerative Medicine

While regenerative medicine has previously been seen as inaccessible, expensive, and only applicable to high-caliber professional athletes, these techniques are now more accessible and affordable than ever, and we’re glad to offer them to any candidate who may benefit. 

The types of regenerative medicine treatments we provide include:

  • Ultrasound Guided Joint Injection: Our providers specialize in the use of ultrasound techniques which allow them to more closely evaluate and treat injuries. Images produced through the use of diagnostic ultrasound can many times offer a look at muscle and tendon injuries that are not immediately obvious with MRI. Additionally, our providers specialize in ultrasound-guided injections which allows PRP to be more directly applied to the area of injury.

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): Platelet Rich Plasma involves the extraction of autologous (within your own body) tissue which is reapplied via ultrasound-guided application directly to the injury area. Plasma replacement therapy can be an effective way to provide joint pain relief and promote healing in common injuries such as muscle tears, tendon injuries not responding to normal resting, anti-inflammatories, and physical therapy.

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP for short, is the form of regenerative medicine that has the most evidence with regards to musculoskeletal medicine.  PRP treatment involves drawing your blood and spinning it down in a centrifuge in a process that concentrates the platelets, and then allows us to extract them. Why platelets? Platelets are loaded with growth factors, and growth factors are the signal by which your body initiates the healing process and recruits the other healing cells, including stem cells.

The decision to use platelet-rich plasma starts with an accurate diagnosis of your symptoms and discussion of the pros and cons of this treatment method.  If you are interested in PRP and would like to see if you are a candidate please schedule an appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does PRP for knees and more actually work?

Platelet rich plasma is an agent that exists within your own blood. During PRP therapy, your physician will draw blood from an area in your body. Then, that blood will be separated from the plasma by a centrifuge. The isolated plasma is then injected into the area of your injury. This healthy plasma will stimulate your naturally-occurring cell growth process, allowing for your body to create more healthy tissue in place of that which has been damaged or worn.

What is the connection between regenerative orthopedics and sports medicine?

Many of our patients who opt for regenerative solutions are athletes who wish to have every chance of getting back into the game they love with full functionality. While outcomes depend on a number of factors, orthobiologics have proven to be highly successful in helping players return to their sport after an injury.

Will I need physical therapy following my regenerative therapy?

Yes! Physical therapy is an essential element of your recovery, and it’s extremely important to follow through on every therapy your team of physicians prescribes. The specialists at PMR are here to guide you through every step of this process.

How can I learn more about regenerative solutions at PMR?

Regenerative solutions at Physical Medicine of the Rockies is more than just receiving PRP and regenerative therapy. PMR offers full comprehensive care by providing as many follow up appointments as needed to monitor the tissue growth, and healing which is all determined by the patient and severity.

If you’re ready to make your first appointment with us, we’ve made it as easy as possible. Just click the button below and schedule your consultation right here on our website!