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. That’s a lot of surgery! And that’s why each year people are seeking non-surgical alternatives to joint and spinal column surgery. Several sources state that 40% of those surgeries could have been avoided. If avoiding surgery is an option, it sure seems like that option should be considered. Keep in mind, 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.
Have you been told that you have severe arthritis? You are bone on bone in your joint? Your joint has degenerated and your cartilage which has worn away? And ultimately, the only thing left to do is to replace the joint? Well, the good news here is that you do have another option!
Regenerative Medicine like Stem Cell Therapy/PRP/and Prolotherapy are treatment techniques that are available today. These techniques effectively treat even bone on bone arthritis. And without surgery. Stem cells, for example, 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 was recommended. 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 time in the field of REGENERATIVE MEDICINE. Results show several patients who have shown a significant functional improvement. Patients who were submitted to arthroscopy after the transplant showed 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 is a great promise in the treatment of joint cartilage defects, particularly defects of great size (> 4 cm). The clinical results have been positive even at over one 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, Peter A. Fields, MD, DC uses the Gold Standard in Stem Cell Therapy utilizing four types of non-surgical Regenerative Orthopedics to revitalize and support joint regeneration: stem cells from bone marrow, stem cells from adipose tissue, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Prolotherapy. All of these regenerative techniques cause the tissue to regenerate. When the new cartilage, ligament, tendon, or meniscus tissue is regenerated, the joint becomes more vibrant and strong and it can work well once again. The objective is the same: stimulate and 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.