Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine uses your own body's cells to heal damaged tissues, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, spinal discs and bones. Adams Memorial Hospital uses evidence-based regenerative medicine techniques to ease pain and aid recovery.

Regenerative Medicine

EASE the PAIN Without Surgery

(Minimally Invasive Procedures)

Regenerative therapies are a spectrum of cutting-edge therapeutic techniques used to treat the cause of a painful condition naturally rather than masking the symptoms. Two of the most effective regenerative therapies include platelet rich plasma injections and biologic cell therapy.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes platelets taken from the patient’s own blood to rebuild damaged tendons or cartilage. Platelets normally circulate in the bloodstream and are responsible for blood clotting and initiating a healing response in an acute injury. Many acute injuries do not heal adequately and can lead to chronic pain and loss of function in the injured area. PRP therapy involves harvesting the patient’s own platelets and re-injecting those platelets into the site of the injury to initiate healing and improvement of function. This is typically done under image guidance such as ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy.

Biologic Cell Therapy

The concept behind biologic cell therapy is similar to that of PRP therapy: Stem cells are taken from elsewhere in a patient’s body, such as bone marrow or fat tissue, then immediately injected into the patient’s joint. In theory, the injected stem cells act upon stem cells already in the joint and encourage them to “wake up” and repair damaged tissue. Biologic cell therapy can repair tissues that are too damaged to heal on their own. These cells can stimulate the formation of cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bone and fibrous connective tissues.


Injuries and conditions commonly treated by regenerative therapy procedures include:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Joint injuries
  • Ligament, cartilage and tendon injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip or shoulder

The Procedure

Typically, patients receive injections at Adams Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Clinic or in the office of Dr. Robert Kinne. Treatments take about an hour. Patients return home the same day and are often able to work the following day.

Make an Appointment

Looking for a new primary care provider or specialist? Call our provider scheduling number at 1-833-724-DOCS (3627) or log in to MyChart to schedule an appointment with your current doctor. Don’t have a MyChart account? Call 1-833-724-DOCS to sign up now.

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