Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Colorado Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Physician located in Cherry Creek, Denver, CO

Regenerative medicine is among the most exciting areas of orthopaedic practice, and it’s embraced by the team at Colorado Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. Catherine Logan, MD, MBA, MSPT, and Jared White, DO, work hard to bring the very best regenerative options to their practice, ensuring that residents of Denver, Colorado, have access to the latest regenerative therapies. To learn more about regenerative medicine, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q&A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an area of medical practice focused on harnessing the body’s innate healing power. The approach seeks to repair or replace tissues damaged by trauma, degeneration, or disease.

Orthobiologics is a term used to describe regenerative medicine. The name is apt because some forms of regenerative medicine use fat, blood, or bone marrow removed from the human body. 

Regenerative medicine has many applications in joint care. Some regenerative treatments focus on improving:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Tendonitis or tendinosis
  • Labral tears
  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Ligament sprains or tears

These are just some of the issues that regenerative medicine can address. 

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an exciting innovation in regenerative medicine. PRP is a solution made from a small volume of your own blood. 

The blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun until the solid components separate from the liquid plasma. The platelets and white blood cells are then reintroduced into the now-cleared plasma, creating a powerful healing solution. 

Platelets help your blood to clot and are an essential part of your natural healing process. PRP allows your practitioner to administer a highly concentrated platelet solution directly into the area where tissue repair is needed. 

PRP can be used to treat joint pain in the knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, and more. The procedure is simple and swift to perform and requires very little advance preparation or recovery time.

How do I know if regenerative medicine is the right choice?

When you entrust your care to the team at COSMO, the first step is always a comprehensive diagnostic work-up. Your specialist works hard to determine the source of your joint issues as well as your treatment goals. 

You learn about all available treatment options, as well as the pros and cons of each one. The team prefers a conservative approach to orthopaedic care and discusses whether regenerative treatments offer a good chance of success. 

In some cases, regenerative options can be used in conjunction with other orthopaedic treatments. This offers the chance to boost healing after your procedure, getting you back to normal daily routines as quickly as possible. 

If you have additional questions about regenerative medicine, call the office to book a consultation. Online scheduling is also available.