In conjunction with the latest trends and newest advancements in the field of therapeutic medicine, Alfa Medic General Hospital has introduced regenerative therapy methods as part of our standard procedure.
We can offer patients two types of regenerative therapy, depending on individual indications:
1. ACP therapy
2. Concentrated PRP therapy
The primary benefit of regenerative therapy is the acceleration of physiological processes, which effectively quicken and improve tissue-healing times. Regenerative therapy is autologous which means that during the procedure only the patient’s blood is enhanced.
In the field of orthopedics, regenerative therapy is most commonly applied in cases of degenerative changes of the joints. The aim of the therapy is to inhibit further deterioration of the joint, as well as to regenerate the damaged tissue to some extent, particularly the cartilage, which should greatly improve the patient’s condition. This treatment can be applied to all joints, but is most commonly applied to the knee, hip, shoulder, and ankle.
The use of regenerative medicine in sports injuries yields excellent results in patients with all types of tendinopathies, as well as with partial rupture, of ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The treatment can be performed in cases of acute and chronic changes of the musculoskeletal system. Potential candidates include those with Achilles tendon injuries, tennis elbow, “jumper knee”, and rotator cuff injuries. For professional athletes such therapies facilitate faster return to the field, and are not prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
With a similar aim as in other fields, the injection of growth factor into the skin and subcutaneous tissue stimulates the regeneration of damaged cells and recovers the functionality of skin cells. Such results are achieved by synthesizing large amounts of collagen, thus improving fluid retention and skin elasticity. It is important ot note that this is not an “instant-fix” method, hence the first noticeable results are visible after 6 weeks, while maximum results are achieved 4 to 6 months following the application.
Effects: Wrinkles that were visible are not completely eliminated, but rather are significantly shallower and less noticeable.
The treatment can be repeated as often as is necessary, but it is recommended that it be performed in intervals of at least 6 months.
In plastic surgery, regenerative methods are applied in order to avoid even the slightest complications. They reduce the risk of infections, and given that growth factor is being given, the skin is stimulated and maximum regeneration is achieved which leads to practically invisible scars. An excellent source of natural human growth factor is platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP gel can be used to reestablish a balanced environment in areas of chronic tissue damage. The system uses natural healing processes and a platelet gel that create cell growth and new tissue in patients. Restoring balance in the wound environment can transform a wound that does not heal into a wound that heals naturally.