Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

The medical field is brimming with opportunity for patients to experience real healing with the innovation of regenerative orthopedics and medicine. 

In fact, conventional medicine is quickly adopting regenerative medicine. Even more impressive is the forecast for the regenerative medicine market to grow by a factor of five within the next 7 years. 

We’re going to dive into what regenerative orthopedics is, and how it’s changing the landscape for sports medicine. 

What Is Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine?

Before we dive into the orthopedic benefits of regenerative medicine, we need to understand what it is in the first place. 

Regenerative medicine is the process of regenerating and replacing tissue or organs which have been damaged from trauma, disease, or other issues. This approach helps amplify your natural healing in and around the damaged area. 

Now, this methodology can be applied to orthopedics where your physician is focusing specifically on healing the musculoskeletal system. This includes your muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and even bones. 

What Conditions Can Regenerative Orthopedic Sports Medicine Help With? 

Regenerative orthopedics seeks to improve the condition of the musculoskeletal system with your body and help heal injuries related to the joints (ligaments and tendons) along with the muscles and bones. This can also include spinal discs and cartilage which often have a difficult time healing naturally. 

The goal of regenerative orthopedics is to help heal from a variety of sports injuries, trauma, and even auto-immune disease like arthritis. In fact, regenerative options may help people avoid the need for surgery completely. Here are some common conditions which may benefit from regenerative medicine:

  • Tendonitis
  • Joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • DDD (Degenerative disc disease)
  • Ligament tears (ACL, MCL, etc)
  • Cartilage ruptures
  • Tendon tears
  • Plantar fasciitis

There is also a body of evidence that suggests regenerative orthopedics can help with the healing process post-surgery for those with ligament tears. For example, somebody who received an ACL reconstruction and is looking to improve the recovery time would benefit from pursuing regenerative orthopedics.