Regenerative medicine is an emerging field that involves the use of cellular biology to improve treatment outcomes. The Regenerative Medicine, Sports & Joint Clinic at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute focuses on a non-surgical approach to treat acute and chronic orthopedic injuries. By utilizing innovative biologic treatments, the stimulation of the healing cascade as well as suppressing inflammatory conditions can help restore function and quality of life.
Utilize the body’s own natural healing properties to overcome injuries and achieve the highest level of function.
Stem cells, growth factors, cytokines, extracellular matrices are some of the components that can be utilized to harness the body’s ability to heal and to overcome inflammatory conditions. Numerous treatments and treatment combinations exist using either your own (autologous) or donor (autograft) sources. Oftentimes, a multidisciplinary approach including a biomechanics assessment and rehabilitation in addition to proper timing of progressive activities is essential to obtaining an optimal result.
Technology is rapidly advancing and the use of image-guided procedures, including injections, is becoming the standard of care. Ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance is always utilized to ensure accuracy, safety and optimal procedural outcome. Diagnostic ultrasound is often utilized to monitor the progress of a healing tissue.
Not all injuries are the same and not all situations are alike. The treatment program will be customized based on the injury and the patient’s goals. Whether you are a professional athlete or simply looking to improve your daily quality of life, years of experience and expertise in the field of regenerative medicine will be used to develop a personalized treatment program to achieve the highest possible results.
For more information regarding specialty procedure consultations, please call 310-665-7243