Our body has an amazing capacity to heal itself, but sometimes this process falls short or remains incomplete. Joints wear out, cartilage is lost, and tendons and ligaments are torn and fail to heal completely oftentimes due to limited blood supply to the damaged tissue.
Aegean Medical can assist the body in repairing itself by injecting powerful healing agents like Platelet Rich Plasma and stem cells directly to the site of tissue injury. This restarts and maximizes the healing process by regenerating new tissue in a natural way.
If you have chronic pain related to problems with your joints, bursa, tendons, or ligaments, then you may be a candidate for regenerative medicine. Conditions treated include pain in the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle, heel or foot. If you are considering surgery, then regenerative medicine using stem cell therapy may offer you an alternative, less invasive path.
This is the right knee MRI from a 49 year old patient with a 1 cm cartilage defect in her right knee. MRI above shows defect dates 04/11/2012 (white area under arrow). She has PRP/Stem Cell Treatment on 06/25/201 and a follow up MRI 7 months later on 01/26/2013 as shown on RIGHT. You can see the defect is almost completely filled in with new cartilage (grey area under arrow). Cartilage does not normally regrow on its own and usually degenerates further with time. This is just one of many cases Dr. Tellis has performed using this technique.