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Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Advanced Medical Physicians

Regenerative Rehab located in Newark, DE

If knee pain, a sporting injury, or a repeated ankle injury starts to interfere with your life and the things you love, there’s an easy and affordable nonsurgical solution. At Advanced Medical Physicians, the regenerative rehabilitation practice in Newark, Delaware, the team of highly trained doctors uses regenerative medicine to address chronic pain, degeneration of joints and tissue, and sporting injuries that are frequently reinjured. If you live in New Castle County and want to learn more about cutting-edge stem cell treatments, call Advanced Medical Physicians today, or go online to schedule your appointment.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are special cells, called undifferentiated cells, that have the ability to transform into other cells. Mesenchymal stem cells pick up signals from damaged cells in other areas of the body. These signals cause stem cells to flood to the injured area, where they reduce inflammation and repair tissues like your: 

  • Muscles
  • Bones
  • Cartilage
  • Tendons

Stem cells play an integral part in tissue regeneration and when used therapeutically, also bring other cellular building blocks to the damaged area. Depending on your specific needs, regenerative medicine can also include growth factors, collagen, amino acids, and more.

Where do stem cells come from?

Although your body naturally produces stem cells, the amount of mesenchymal stem cells drops significantly throughout the lifetime, leading to the wear-and-tear on your body and bones, as well as both the internal and external signs of aging. 

At Advanced Medical Physicians, the practice uses stem cells harvested from umbilical cord blood (sometimes referred to as allograft therapy). These stem cells can become any number of cell types, including those of muscles, bones, and even organs.

These stem cells are collected from healthy mothers after pre-scheduled Caesarean sections (C-sections). Mothers make the decision to donate these stem cells with their physician prior to giving birth. No harm comes to the child or mother, as the umbilical cord (and the stem-cell-rich blood it contains) is normally thrown away after delivery.

All umbilical cord blood is screened and purified to ensure safety and effectiveness.

What can regenerative medicine be used for?

At Advanced Medical Physicians, the practice uses regenerative medicine to address a multitude of issues and problems. They may recommend regenerative medicine if you suffer from: 

  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Bone or cartilage degeneration
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon strains or tears
  • Muscle tears
  • Inflammation

In addition to these specific causes of aches and pains, regenerative medicine is sometimes appropriate to address the pain and mobility issues associated with the wear-and-tear on your musculoskeletal system because of aging. It can also improve pain and range of motion in conditions resulting in repetitive movements, such as tendonitis or bursitis. 

If you’re ready to learn more about this innovative treatment, it’s time to call Advanced Medical Physicians today. You can even book your initial consultation online.