Apex Physical Medicine specializes in regenerative medicine cell therapy and regenerative medicine cell injections. We are able to treat a variety of chronic orthopedic ailments, spine conditions, injuries, and other medical conditions.
These cells give new life and our injections serve as an alternative to surgery, medications, and/or steroids. Our injections can be used to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with a variety of ailments including problems of knee, hip, back, neck, shoulder, elbow, and spine, as well as arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems as an alternative to conventional methods of treatment.
What is regenerative medicine?
These cells are unspecialized or undifferentiated cells that are able to replicate and change into different types of cells, depending on what your body tells them to do.
Regenerative cells are the basis of the specific cell types that compose each organ in the body. As naturally occurring cells throughout the body, these cells not only renew themselves and differentiate (i.e. turn into other cells) but also help create new cells in existing healthy tissue. Regenerative cells live inside all of us, housed in various body tissue, and upon tissue injury or damage, they leap into action to repair damage as it occurs. For this reason, regenerative cells are considered by many to be the ‘repairmen’ of the body.
Regenerative cells differ from other cells in several ways. They have the ability to self-renew and they are able to divide for a long period of time. Regenerative medicine has become the basis for many of the new treatments of serious disease, injury, pain management and regenerative medicine.
Are regenerative cells safe?
These cells are safe, clean, and effective. The donated tissue is not only tested before processing but also upon final product. Our procedures follow FDA Guideline 21CFR Part 1271 and the American Association of Tissue Banks rules and guidelines, adhering to the safest, most ethical, and highest standards.
How do the injections work?
Injections are performed using advanced imaging guidance (ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy) to ensure safety, accuracy, and optimal results. The regenerative cells are injected directly into the damaged tissues or injured joints. Typically, the entire procedure lasts 30-60 minutes and most all procedures are completed in a single office visit.
How do these cells work?
Our injections contain a super-high concentration of the following components needed to regeneration:
- Collagen – Key building block for joints and connective tissue
- Growth Factors – Messenger RNA
- Amino Acids – Proteins
- Carbohydrates – For metabolism
How long does the cell repair process take?
Generally, the total repair process takes a few months to complete but in most cases, improvement may be noticed before then. Optimal results are seen as the cells to continue to differentiate and grow new tissue.
There are various conditions that can affect the progress of regenerative cell therapy. A complete medical history and exam will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
What to expect
Since most all procedures are completed in a single office visit and involve minimal discomfort, patients are generally able to resume normal activity and/or return to work the same day.
For pain management, orthopedic, and joint pain treatments, patients may experience minimal pain or discomfort as the cells work to regenerate.
Commonly treated conditions include
- Arthritic Joints
- Sports Injuries
- Neck and Back Pain
- Ligament and Meniscal Tears
- Rotator Cuff Tears and Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Non-healing Fractures
- Joint Instability
- Degenerative Spinal Discs
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Non-healing Wounds
“I’ve been a patient here for about a month and a half. I’d like to start out by saying that the staff is so helpful and always so kind. When I first came in, I was only going to have the orthovisc shots. After some discussion and a little thinking, we decided to go with the regenerative cell shots. At first we were a little scared, maybe thought how effective the shots would be or not be. Like I say it’s been about a month and a half now, and my pain has already started going away. There’s some nights i’m just sitting there and just feel no pain at all. Since it’s been a little cold lately, it can aggravate my knees a little bit, but I’ve noticed when it’s warm, they feel alot better. So if the last month or so and the progression I’ve had, is any sign of things to come, then I feel very hopeful. Thank you Apex for your everything” – Judy F.