Regenerative medicine uses biologic treatments to improve symptoms of certain orthopedic conditions and has the potential to enhance healing in musculoskeletal tissues.
Regenerative medicine therapies, also sometimes called orthobiologics, use biological tissues found in the human body, such as blood, fat or bone marrow.
In most cases, this type of biologic treatment is created using the patient’s own tissue to treat an injury. (This is called “autologous” regenerative medicine.) These therapies are generally safe for patients, since they are derived from the patient’s own cells.