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Regenerative Medicine

12/28/2012 4:01 pm
Posted by Dr. Ann Conn

An impending paradigm shift in Interventional Pain Medicine is the promotion of regeneration of worn-out tissue.  Along with injections, joint replacement, medical management, and other established comprehensive care, the field of Regenerative Medicine is evolving to take its place in pain management.  Fruitful possibilities for Regenerative Medicine are Platelet-Rich Plasma, Stem Cells and Amniotic Membrane therapy.  These fields are currently under study and show promising potential.

I am trained in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PrP) administration.  We are currently analyzing research to guide our timing in offering PrP at Premier Pain Center.  Also, we are closely following studies regarding stem cell technology.  The optimal stem cell sources and preferred target tissues for treatment are under investigation.  Lastly, amniotic membranes have unique properties with regeneration potential.  Amniotic membranes were used during spine surgery in animals yielding decrease scarring.

Regenerative Medicine is rapidly evolving and conclusive evidence for efficacy is growing.  We plan to offer these treatments at our northshore office as soon as justified by scientific evidence.





PainMedicineNews.com, Dec 2012, Vol. 10. No. 12


3 Responses to “Regenerative Medicine”

  1. my blog says:

    I’m so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that is at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

  2. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So good to search out somebody with some unique ideas on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this website is something that is needed on the web, somebody with a little bit originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the internet!

    • Ann Conn says:

      Thank you for your comments. I plan to use this forum to discuss therapies and the evidence or lack of evidence as appropriate for a variety of pain treatments. Happy New Year and be well.

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