OPTIMAL Brings Regenerative Medicine to the DFW Area
Regenerative medicine is a safe, non-surgical procedure that utilizes a patient’s own blood and bone marrow to relieve pain and jumpstart the healing process. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, a collaborative practice of three forward-thinking physicians who are double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, focus on staying at the forefront of medical advancements. Through the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Stem Cells and BioDRestore™ OPTIMAL can get you back to the activities and sports you enjoy.
An advanced therapy using a patient’s own blood components to rebuild damaged tissue, such as tendons or cartilage. The blood is drawn and separated by a centrifuge device to create a concentrate of platelets in plasma. This concentrate contains multiple growth factors and up to 500% of bioactive proteins which are essential in inducing and accelerating tissue repair and regeneration. Using the most advanced tissue guidance with ultrasound, the PRP concentrate is injected into the damaged areas including connective tissues, bone, and hyaline cartilages to expedite the development of new blood vessels necessary for tissue healing.
What are Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Stem Cell Therapies?
A more advanced form of regenerative therapy using bone marrow withdrawn from the patient’s pelvic bones (Iliac crest) through a simple outpatient needle aspiration procedure. This bone marrow is concentrated to contain all of the growth and healing factors that are contained in PRP, along with concentrated “pluripotent” nucleated cells that further contribute to the regenerative process. BMAC has been shown to help regenerate joint cartilage and spinal discs and may significantly speed the healing process for other injuries. It is often used in cases with significant tissue damage, or when other types of regenerative therapies have failed.
Patients under the age of 60 generally achieve tissue regeneration using their own “pluripotent” stem cells through the use of BMAC. However, since the human body loses its ability to regenerate tissue from its own (autologous) stem cells as it ages, patients over the age of 60 typically achieve better results using a combination of PRP injections and a placental stem cell transplant, called an allograft, to assist in tissue regeneration. BioD®, uses a cryopreserved allograft derived from human placental stem cells to support tissue repair and regeneration along with PRP injections to accelerate healing for patients 60 years and older.