Regenerative Medicine is at the forefront of sports medicine. These new concepts alter the approach to injury management and rehabilitation by focusing on improving tissue health at a biological level.
Spaulding Outpatient Center Wellesley is utilizing these innovative techniques with musculoskeletal ultrasound guidance to improve our patient outcomes. With this technology, our physicians are better able to assess conditions of the tendons, ligaments and joints.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy - PRP
PRP therapy is a cutting edge technique that is performed at Spaulding Outpatient Center Wellesley. It accelerates the healing of tendon injuries and can help with osteoarthritic pain. PRP is produced from your own blood. Platelets are naturally occurring cells in your blood that contain a variety of chemicals and growth factors that promote tissue healing and regeneration. These concentrated platelets can then be injected to your injured tissues with ultrasound guidance to promote healing. This technique may be used for a number of conditions including osteoarthritis and sports injuries.
Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy - BMC
BMC therapy is a non-surgical treatment used to treat various orthopedic injuries. BMC is a concentrate of signaling cells with regenerative potential obtained from a patient’s own bone marrow. The physician removes a small amount of the patient’s bone marrow in order to generate a powerful concentrate that will be injected in the injured area. With newer techniques and technological improvements, regenerative cells can easily be obtained and concentrated by a simple office procedure. This technique may be used for a number of conditions including osteoarthritis and sports injuries.
Fat Transfer Treatment
Fat transfer is a new non-surgical regenerative cell treatment that promotes a healing response in target tissues by using your body’s fat cells, which are rich in signaling cells and growth factors. The physician aspirates a small amount of your own fat cells in our office, prepares them for injection, and injects the preparation into injured tissue. This therapy option can provide long-term relief from chronic joint pain or sports-related injuries.
Leadership and Expertise
Dr. Joanne Borg-Stein leads the Regenerative Medicine programs at Spaulding Outpatient Center Wellesley. She is a Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and specializes in sports medicine and musculosketal injury performing prolotherapy,platelet rich plasma, and stem cell regenerative injections for sports injury and osteoarthritis, and diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound. . The following physicians utilize most of these technologies and are experts in these areas of sports medicine; Lauren Elson, MD, Christine Eng, MD, Dana Kotler, MD and Ariana Vora, MD.