Regenerative medicine is an evolving field that aims to restore damaged tissues and organs to their full function. At DTLA Med in downtown Los Angeles, Ali Badday, MD, and his team treat a wide range of conditions with regenerative medicine, including stem cell procedures and platelet-rich plasma therapy. To learn more about regenerative medicine, call or click today.
Regenerative medicine fixes structures in the body, including tissues and organs, that have been damaged by disease, injury, aging, or congenital defects. The field looks to go beyond treating symptoms and aims to restore the function of affected structures. Much of regenerative medicine focuses on techniques to help your organs — even ones that are severely damaged — to heal themselves through your body’s natural healing processes.
Regenerative medicine has the potential to treat injuries and diseases previously considered untreatable. Two of the most popular regenerative medicine procedures are stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Stem cell therapy is a treatment that involves using your own stem cells to regenerate damaged tissue. Think of stem cells as the building blocks of your body. They can develop into many kinds of cells, including skin cells, brain cells, and lung cells. Their ability to turn into different kinds of cells and replicate rapidly is why the medical community believes stem cells hold great promise in the field of regenerative medicine.
As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Badday uses stem cell therapy to treat injuries in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When you get an injection of stem cells, your body responds by accelerating the healing process. The stem cells used in the procedure come from your own fat or bone marrow, so your body will likely accept them easily.
PRP therapy uses a concentrate of your own blood that’s high in platelets, the proteins that help your blood to clot. Targeted injections of PRP help stimulate your body’s natural healing processes to promote the growth of new, healthy tissue.
PRP therapy can also be used in conjunction with stem cell therapy. PRP therapy has shown promising results in treating sports injuries and degenerative conditions.
Dr. Badday will work with you to determine the regenerative medicine treatment that’s best for you. To schedule a consultation at DTLA Med, book an appointment online or over the phone today.