PROLOTHERAPY: DEXTROSE/PRP/STEM CELL ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS TO AVOID JOINT AND BACK SURGERY. THE FUTURE IS NOW! BY PETER A. FIELDS, MD, DC
Presented at the American Academy of Anti-aging medicine; VI World Congress; Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine
The revitalization and regeneration of the joints and of the spinal column are not in the future; it is happening today! Last year in the United States there were almost 2 million total joint replacement surgeries and another 25 to 30 million partial joint surgeries. Because of the previous, each year people are seeking non-surgical alternatives to joint and spinal column surgery. Cutting a part of the joint or injecting it with steroids is not the only answer, let’s remember that surgery can always take place, but can never be undone. Several sources state that 40% of those surgeries could have been avoided.
Those people who have been told that they have severe arthritis, who are bone against bone in their joint; that their joint has degenerated into a great quantity of cartilage which has worn away, and that the only thing left to do is to replace the joint. Now they have another option!
Stem cells have the potential to regenerate any type of the body’s tissue, and its use in regenerative medicine is growing more and more in the medical community as an alternative to invasive surgery, including cases where a replacement is required. What is remarkable about stem cells is the fact that when they are injected into a specific area of the body, they know the types of cells that the body needs – for example, the meniscus cells or cartilage cells. This is a very exciting moment in the field of REGENERATIVE MEDICINE.
The results show several patients who have shown a significant functional improvement. The patients that were submitted to arthroscopy after the transplant showed a joint cartilage which was close to normal. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGES (MRI’s) have revealed complete healing with a congruent cartilage tissue, while other magnetic resonances of the patients showed congruence in the cartilaginous tissue.
Several reviews by investigators have concluded that the autologous transplant of the mesenchyme cell culture of the bone marrow, of adipose tissue and of plasma rich in platelets are a great promise in the treatment of joint cartilage defects, particularly defects of great size (> 4 cm). The clinical results have been positive at over 1 year after having been carried out. The procedure in several patients and the procedure’s success have been measured in longer periods of time.
In his medical practice, Dr. Peter Fields uses the four types of non-surgical procedures to revitalize and support joint regeneration: the stem cells from the bone marrow, the cells from the adipose tissue, the prp and the prolotherapy with dextrose. All of these are considered different forms that cause the tissue to proliferate or regenerate. When the new tissue whether it is cartilage, bone, ligament, tendon, meniscus or other is regenerated, the joint becomes more vibrant and strong and it can once again work well. The objective is the same: stimulate to repair damaged tissues.
Peter A. Fields, MD, DC is one of the few doctors in the United States who is both a Doctor of Medicine and a Chiropractor. He is widely recognized as a leader in REGENERATIVE ORTHOPEDICS having been on numerous programs and quoted in magazines and on-line publications.