Regenerative medicine uses tissues from your own body or donor tissue for maintenance, repair or replacement of various areas within your body. The disciple draws on advancements made in other fields like biology, chemistry, genetics, and even computer science. The core principles of regenerative medicine come from the belief in the body’s innate healing ability.
We’re born with a level of healing power that gradually erodes as we age. Regenerative medicine looks for ways of encouraging the reemergence of these abilities by stimulating the intrinsic restorative properties locked within your DNA.
Key component of regenerative medicine are cytokines, growth factors, proteins, and mesenchymal stromal cells, known more simply as “MSC”. MSCs are precursor cells that have the ability to differentiate into multiple tissue types like cartilage, bone, or muscle. MSCs are also referred to “signaling cells” as one of their primary functions is to provide direction to other cells throughout the healing process.
Regenerative medicine looks for different ways of encouraging your body to use the new tissue provided as building blocks for needed repairs. It’s a way of promoting healing without requiring surgical intervention. That means less trauma to body tissues and minimal recovery time for patients. Through regenerative medicine patients avoid the dangers of anesthesia and the 6 to 18 months of recovery time and rehab that accompany joint replacement surgery.
If a patient's condition requires surgical intervention, regenerative medicine offers a way to speed up recovery. That can allow patients a chance for a faster return to a better quality of life. Regenerative medicine seeks to reduce the amount of disruption caused by the treatment and repair of various ailments.
Not every condition responds positively to the effects of regenerative medicine. But each day brings discoveries of nonsurgical ways of repairing conditions difficult to treat through other medical alternatives.
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