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Regenerative Medicine Therapy

The goal of regenerative medicine is to heal injured tissue and not just mask the pain.  At Greenwich Hospital, advanced regenerative therapies are offered to treat acute or chronic pain conditions related to degenerative spinal discs, joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments.

We offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injection treatments that have been shown to potentially benefit these conditions:
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip and spine
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Chronic plantar fasciitis
  • Ligament sprain and injuries
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Joint-related sprains
  • Tendonitis and tendon injuries
Regenerative therapies are available at Greenwich Hospital as outpatient procedures.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been shown in several studies to effectively treat pain and stimulate healing in the body.  PRP is a concentrated form of your own blood that contains platelets, proteins, stem cells, and growth factors that promote healing and regeneration of injured or painful areas.

If you are a good candidate for this procedure, a small amount of your own blood is used to create the PRP used for your therapy. The procedure includes injecting this high dose of platelets, concentrated from your own blood, into areas affected by pain. This is a safe and natural way for your body to accelerate the healing process, rather than blocking or masking your pain.

Learn more about platelet rich plasma therapy.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell treatments help the body jump start the healing process. Stem cells are the body’s master cells that have the ability to transform into a variety of different cells and replace dying cells. For this reason, stem cell therapy offers the potential to rebuild damaged tissue, muscles, tendons or ligaments.

If stem cell therapy is right for your condition, cells are obtained from either your own tissue or a purified amniotic source. These concentrated stem cells are then injected into your damaged tendon or joint to help

Learn more about stem cell therapy.

Expertise and Advanced Technology

Our board certified physicians have years of experience in minimally invasive procedures with additional training in regenerative injection techniques.  All procedures are performed under the guidance of ultrasound or fluoroscopy to maximize results.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and most stem cell therapeutic treatments are injections that use a patient’s own blood and cells.  Physicians at Greenwich Hospital use advanced, specialized equipment to obtain some of the purest concentration of PRP and stem cells available.

Why Choose Regenerative Therapy?

There are several benefits for considering regenerative therapies, such as platelet rich plasma and stem cell injections:

  • Same-day procedure: Most procedures are performed in less than an hour.  Many patients are able to return to their regular routines the next day.
  • Reduce the necessity for major surgery. The goal of regenerative therapy is to heal injured tissue and not just alleviate pain temporarily. Regenerative therapies may reduce or eliminate the need for surgery by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses further.
  • Pain relief and healing for common back, joint and connective tissue injuries. Regenerative therapy has been proven to accelerate healing for osteoarthritis, ligament injuries, rotator cuff tears, tennis and golfer’s elbow, tendonitis and tendon-related injuries and plantar fasciitis. These therapies are also proven beneficial to treat osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip and spine.  Although recovery times vary, improvement in pain and mobility occur within 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. Patients may continue to see improvement in pain and mobility for up to 12 months.

Consultations and Appointments

For more information about regenerative medicine therapy, or to arrange for a consultation, please contact the Greenwich Hospital Center for Pain Management at 203-863-3579.