At Regenerative Medicine Dublin, we are pleased to provide all Cellular and Biologic treatments approved for use in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. We shall discuss these where we see them as an option for patients that have exhausted other conservative treatments (activity modification, physiotherapy, pain medication) but aren’t yet ready for surgery to improve their pain or function.
Adipose tissue contains a high concentration of important reparative cells that may help support the healing process. Fat is minimally invasive to harvest and provides cushion and support to help the healing process. Research has shown that as a person ages, their FAT maintains its reparative properties unlike other similar tissue, which may lose healing capacity with age.
Broadly speaking, ‘nutraceuticals’ are nutrients, supplements or other dietary products that are considered to have potential medicinal or physiological effects but do not fall within standard drug classifications. The term is loosely derived from ‘nutrition’ and ‘pharmaceutical’, and does not have a clear definition in the medical literature. However, it represents a series of approaches that have either established or potential benefits in the treatment of a wide range of conditions.
For arthritis and other conditions of the joints, cartilage or related areas, there are several nutraceuticals that can help alleviate pain and discomfort. These have the potential to replace, or at least help reduce, the use of more aggressive drug therapies. They are known for their extremely safe action, and in most cases are relatively inexpensive.
In some cases, there is now some data in the literature that suggests that several different nutraceutical approaches are beneficial in the treatment of cartilage and joint disorders. However, there remains some conflicting opinions on the efficacy of certain products, and this makes it imperative to discuss any products you are considering with your physician who will be able to offer you advice based on the current evidence available.
Research activity in the field of Regenerative Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is among the most promising in all areas of modern healthcare. At Regenerative Medicine Dublin, our team are committed to providing patients with access to a promising collection of biological treatments.
Our orthopaedic doctors and research staff are involved developing and vetting these emerging therapies through basic science research and on-going clinical trials. The result has been the careful application of techniques that expand our offering of less invasive treatment options or augment our surgical solutions. In fact, with the proliferation of clinics offering regenerative medicine and alternative treatments for orthopedic conditions, our medical team warn patients to be wary of providers who aren’t using biologic treatments that have not been scientifically proven or researched. If you do wish to be considered for emerging clinical trials we shall be happy to discuss this with you.
Please find below a link to the AAOS Position Statement on the Use of Emerging Biologic Therapies