Regenerative Medicine

JPM Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine, where the body regenerates or rebuilds itself, is a relatively new and rapidly evolving front in the field of interventional pain management. Although stem cell therapy has garnered much of the attention over the past several decades, many other regenerative medicine technologies also have caught the public’s attention, namely, platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. First introduced in the 1970s, PRP has now been used in numerous medical practices, including orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, sports medicine, wound care, and now, Johnston Pain Management is excited to offer this therapy option to our pain management patients.

PRP therapy involves the injection of concentrated platelets, autologous growth factors, and secretory proteins into the region of interest. In interventional pain management, PRP is commonly used for acute and chronic conditions such as tendinopathy, tendonosis, muscle strain, muscle fibrosis, ligamentous injury, arthritis, arthrofibrosis, articular cartilage defects, meniscal injury, and chronic synovitis or joint inflammation in areas such as the knees, hips, shoulder joints and even spine. Numerous medical studies have shown the ability of PRP injections to heal injured tissues.

Positive outcomes of PRP injections result from the properties of the therapy including: activation of macrophages, wound healing, collagen production, cellular differentiation, vasodilation and improved vascularization. The Johnston Pain Management team is able to preserve these properties using state-of-the-art techniques to isolate, purify and inject these PRP therapies.

Treatments

Johnston Pain Management treats the following conditions with PRP:

Osteoarthritis

Lumbar Spine Disc Pain

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Knee Sprains & Pain

Plantar Fasciitis

Patellar Tendonitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Tennis Elbow

Hip & Ankle Sprains

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain

Shoulder Pain & Instability

Achilles tendonitis