Regenerative Medicine

At Downtown’s Healthcare our Medical team is highly trained and have 100s of hours in post graduate study to bring to Colorado a variety of regenerative medicine options. In a regenerative therapy session, growth factors, proteins HA, cytokines and/or mesenchymal stem cells are injected into injured or damaged areas to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal tissues. In patients who cannot rebuild as quickly as others, this matrix of cells essentially work more quickly to repair damaged cells and tissues and create healthy cells which can then be replicated. Regenerative therapy causes this matrix of cells to transform, beginning to stimulate your body’s natural healing response, and start to repair and regenerate the damaged part of your body. Even after one treatment, many of our patients report experiencing a reduction in their pain, as this matrix of cells begin to replace damaged tissue with repaired, healthy cells. In fact what makes DHC one of the best offices is the following: Our provider’s skill set is the best of the best.  Karen Rea NP has taken 100s of post grad hours in the delivery of joint injections.  In fact she teaches other MDs, NPs PA throughout the country and is accredited through AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) We always use diagnostic ultrasound in the delivery for visualization and accurate placement of the regenerative treatment. In fact a recent study stated that when DX ultrasound is used it resulted in a 48% reduction procedural pain, a 42% reduction in pain scores at outcome, 107% increase in the responder rate.

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We do a very thorough consultation and evaluation to see if one is a candidate. If a patient is, we offer options in different regenerative treatments and recommend the one that we feel would give the best results. This is one of the reasons for such a high improvement rate in our office. Though this treatment does not help everyone, a majority of patients report some form of improvement from increase range of motion, less pain, pain scores going from an 8-9 out of 10 to a 0-3, 10 being the most pain.  Patients have also reported taking fewer medications such as opioids/over the counter medications and many joint surgeries have been cancelled or postponed as patients have had an increase in function and feel better overall.   Call today at 303-292-9992 to schedule a consultation and evaluation to see if you are a candidate.

How Does Regenerative Medicine Work?

Over time, healthy tissue can become dysfunctional due to age and injury.  A human cell and tissue product (HCT/P) is administered to a recipient to repair, reconstruct, replace, or supplement the same basic functions of the recipient’s cells or tissues.

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Regenerative Medicine

At Downtown’s Healthcare our Medical team is highly trained and have 100s of hours in post graduate study to bring to Colorado a variety of regenerative medicine options. In a regenerative therapy session, growth factors, proteins HA, cytokines and/or mesenchymal stem cells are injected into injured or damaged areas to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal tissues. In patients who cannot rebuild as quickly as others, this matrix of cells essentially work more quickly to repair damaged cells and tissues and create healthy cells which can then be replicated. Regenerative therapy causes this matrix of cells to transform, beginning to stimulate your body’s natural healing response, and start to repair and regenerate the damaged part of your body. Even after one treatment, many of our patients report experiencing a reduction in their pain, as this matrix of cells begin to replace damaged tissue with repaired, healthy cells. In fact what makes DHC one of the best offices is the following: Our provider’s skill set is the best of the best.  Karen Rea NP has taken 100s of post grad hours in the delivery of joint injections.  In fact she teaches other MDs, NPs PA throughout the country and is accredited through AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) We always use diagnostic ultrasound in the delivery for visualization and accurate placement of the regenerative treatment. In fact a recent study stated that when DX ultrasound is used it resulted in a 48% reduction procedural pain, a 42% reduction in pain scores at outcome, 107% increase in the responder rate.

View the study

We do a very thorough consultation and evaluation to see if one is a candidate. If a patient is, we offer options in different regenerative treatments and recommend the one that we feel would give the best results. This is one of the reasons for such a high improvement rate in our office. Though this treatment does not help everyone, a majority of patients report some form of improvement from increase range of motion, less pain, pain scores going from an 8-9 out of 10 to a 0-3, 10 being the most pain.  Patients have also reported taking fewer medications such as opioids/over the counter medications and many joint surgeries have been cancelled or postponed as patients have had an increase in function and feel better overall.   Call today at 303-292-9992 to schedule a consultation and evaluation to see if you are a candidate.

How Does Regenerative Medicine Work?

Over time, healthy tissue can become dysfunctional due to age and injury.  A human cell and tissue product (HCT/P) is administered to a recipient to repair, reconstruct, replace, or supplement the same basic functions of the recipient’s cells or tissues.

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Find out if this is right for you

Treatable Conditions

How this might help

Meet our Practitioners

Let's get a plan underway

Request an Appointment

Conditions Treated

Depending on the cause of your condition will dictate what treatment options will be recommended.  We typically will recommend a variety of treatments along with regenerative medicine such as nutritional guidance, some form of rehab whether it be at our office, a referral to a PT and or home exercise. It is critical to identify the cause so that the best treatment options are identified. This also is a reason we feel we get better results than other offices as we focus on rehabbing the area as well.

We strive to help each patient start to feel better as quickly as possible, we know that certain pains and conditions hinder your performance and workflow throughout the day. Come over for a visit if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Shoulder Pain (Including Rotator Cuff Tears)(Labrum Tears)
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist Pain
  • Hip Pain (Including Labrum Tears)
  • Knee Pain
  • Foot/Ankle Pain
  • Soft Tissue Injuries (Muscle, tendon, ligament tears)
  • Osteoarthritic Conditions
  • Any Other Joint Pain You May Be Experiencing

Regenerative therapy slows the progression of pain and deterioration in the body. Restoring proper function and mobility in the area or areas of the body affected. Be able to jump around and feel young again, you deserve it.

What causes a joint to breakdown?

Three main reasons:

  1. Trauma
  2. Misalignment
  3. Nerve Interference

How Stem Cell Has Helped Others

Conditions

Conditions Treated

Depending on the cause of your condition will dictate what treatment options will be recommended.  We typically will recommend a variety of treatments along with regenerative medicine such as nutritional guidance, some form of rehab whether it be at our office, a referral to a PT and or home exercise. It is critical to identify the cause so that the best treatment options are identified. This also is a reason we feel we get better results than other offices as we focus on rehabbing the area as well.

We strive to help each patient start to feel better as quickly as possible, we know that certain pains and conditions hinder your performance and workflow throughout the day. Come over for a visit if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Shoulder Pain (Including Rotator Cuff Tears)(Labrum Tears)
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist Pain
  • Hip Pain (Including Labrum Tears)
  • Knee Pain
  • Foot/Ankle Pain
  • Soft Tissue Injuries (Muscle, tendon, ligament tears)
  • Osteoarthritic Conditions
  • Any Other Joint Pain You May Be Experiencing

Regenerative therapy slows the progression of pain and deterioration in the body. Restoring proper function and mobility in the area or areas of the body affected. Be able to jump around and feel young again, you deserve it.

What causes a joint to breakdown?

Three main reasons:

  1. Trauma
  2. Misalignment
  3. Nerve Interference

How Stem Cell Has Helped Others

Regenerative Medicine

1. PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma: Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are derived form a sample of the patients own blood. These injections contain plasma with higher concentration platelets than what is normally found in blood. PRP injections attempt to take advantage of the blood’s naturally healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments,
muscles, or even bone.

2. Amniotic Allografts: is allograft tissue derived from the amniotic membrane and fluid. Placental tissue is donated by healthy mothers at the time of scheduled cesarean section. Expectant mothers submit their past medical and social history and a detailed risk assessment is performed. Ultimately, approval of the tissue for use is made by the Medical Director following an intensive and complete medical review and prenatal evaluation prior to delivery. This tissue is rich with the basic components necessary for tissue regeneration including:
Growth Factors, Cytokines, Collagen, Fibrinogen, Hyaluronic Acid, Messenger RNA.

Key Characteristics:  The extracellular matrix of the amniotic membrane contains a high concentration  of cellular scaffolding, cytokines, growth factors and proteins.

Ref: Predictive Biotech

3. Umbilical Cord tissue/blood: this regenerative medicine product is derived from Umbilical Cord Tissue Donations. This product contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and is rich in growth factors from umbilical cord tissue. These tissues are obtained under informed consents and strict ethical protocols. These tissues are from safe, reliable hospital sources via a non-invasive, simple, and painless procedure.

Key Characteristics:  Wharton’s Jelly is a gelatinous substance in the umbilical cord that provides cushioning and support to the umbilical vein and arteries.  The cushioning and protective elements from Whartons jelly consist of a network of structural proteins, pericytes, mesenchymal stem cells, cytokines, chemokines and growth factors.
Ref: Predictive Biotech

Click here to view Cell viability

4. Adipose tissue: Adipose-derived stem cells come from a patient’s fat tissue, which is surgically extracted via liposuction under general anesthesia.  Adipose-derived stem cells are recognized as being an effective mesenchymal stem cell population with enormous potential in different fields of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy.  Although there is unanimous agreement on the harvesting procedure for adipose tissue, there are various protocols for adipose-derived stem cell isolation.

5. Bone Marrow: Adult stem cells can be extracted from bone marrow by aspiration, typically from the superior iliac crest or the sternum. The bone marrow aspiration (BMA) procedure is a concentrated serum of your own cells, the procedure is considered autologous point-of-care, and we do not expand or manipulate the marrow product other than placing it in a centrifuge.

We use an array of different regenerative treatment options. Based on a thorough history, consultation and evaluation, recommendations will be given on best option for your specific condition.

Research

We encourage people to look into regenerative medicine.  There are currently over 4,000 clinical trials being conducted worldwide.  Go to clinicaltrials for more information.

Downtown’s Healthcare continues to review research, and put into play the most cutting edge treatments to help those who are interested in regenerative medicine.

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Types of Regenerative Medicine

1. PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma: Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are derived form a sample of the patients own blood. These injections contain plasma with higher concentration platelets than what is normally found in blood. PRP injections attempt to take advantage of the blood’s naturally healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments,
muscles, or even bone.

2. Amniotic Allografts: is allograft tissue derived from the amniotic membrane and fluid. Placental tissue is donated by healthy mothers at the time of scheduled cesarean section. Expectant mothers submit their past medical and social history and a detailed risk assessment is performed. Ultimately, approval of the tissue for use is made by the Medical Director following an intensive and complete medical review and prenatal evaluation prior to delivery. This tissue is rich with the basic components necessary for tissue regeneration including:
Growth Factors, Cytokines, Collagen, Fibrinogen, Hyaluronic Acid, Messenger RNA.

Key Characteristics:  The extracellular matrix of the amniotic membrane contains a high concentration  of cellular scaffolding, cytokines, growth factors and proteins.

Ref: Predictive Biotech

3. Umbilical Cord tissue/blood: this regenerative medicine product is derived from Umbilical Cord Tissue Donations. This product contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and is rich in growth factors from umbilical cord tissue. These tissues are obtained under informed consents and strict ethical protocols. These tissues are from safe, reliable hospital sources via a non-invasive, simple, and painless procedure.

Key Characteristics:  Wharton’s Jelly is a gelatinous substance in the umbilical cord that provides cushioning and support to the umbilical vein and arteries.  The cushioning and protective elements from Whartons jelly consist of a network of structural proteins, pericytes, mesenchymal stem cells, cytokines, chemokines and growth factors.
Ref: Predictive Biotech

Click here to view Cell Viability

4. Adipose tissue: Adipose-derived stem cells come from a patient’s fat tissue, which is surgically extracted via liposuction under general anesthesia.  Adipose-derived stem cells are recognized as being an effective mesenchymal stem cell population with enormous potential in different fields of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy.  Although there is unanimous agreement on the harvesting procedure for adipose tissue, there are various protocols for adipose-derived stem cell isolation.

5. Bone Marrow: Adult stem cells can be extracted from bone marrow by aspiration, typically from the superior iliac crest or the sternum. The bone marrow aspiration (BMA) procedure is a concentrated serum of your own cells, the procedure is considered autologous point-of-care, and we do not expand or manipulate the marrow product other than placing it in a centrifuge.

We use an array of different regenerative treatment options. Based on a thorough history, consultation and evaluation, recommendations will be given on best option for your specific condition.

Research

We encourage people to look into regenerative medicine.  There are currently over 4,000 clinical trials being conducted worldwide.  Go to clinicaltrials for more information.

Downtown’s Healthcare continues to review research, and put into play the most cutting edge treatments to help those who are interested in regenerative medicine.

When you come in to visit our office, you will quickly learn that all of our services are aimed to treat the underlying condition you suffer from, and not just the symptoms. Your health and overall well-being are very important to us; if you think we can help, don't hesitate to reach out.

When you come in to visit our office, you will quickly learn that all of our services are aimed to treat the underlying condition you suffer from, and not just the symptoms. Your health and overall well-being are very important to us; if you think we can help, don't hesitate to reach out.