AllCare Foot & Ankle Center
Podiatry & Wound Care Specialist located in Arlington, TX & Dallas, TX
Regenerative medicine therapies, including the use of stem cells, may be an alternative to invasive surgery for many foot and ankle conditions. Podiatrist Michael Tran, DPM, developed a unique stem cell technique that’s only available at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center locations in Arlington and Dallas, Texas. To find out if you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine treatment of a foot or ankle problem, call or book an appointment online today.
Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Also called orthobiologic treatment, regenerative medicine uses cells and other biologic materials to repair damage in your body. This revolutionary field of medicine is based on your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
As a highly skilled podiatrist, Dr. Tran developed a unique regenerative medicine treatment using stem cells. Stem cells have the unique ability to become many other types of cells, including:
Dr. Tran and the team at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center obtain stem cells from the fatty tissue (adipose) in your body. Then, they inject the stem cells into the area of tissue damage to promote healing and tissue repair.
What foot problems can be treated with regenerative medicine?
The team at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center may recommend regenerative medicine as a treatment for foot and ankle conditions that might otherwise require surgery. They use regenerative medicine to treat a wide range of foot problems, including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Osteoarthritis of the foot and ankle
- Diabetic foot ulcers and wounds
In addition to helping you avoid invasive surgical procedures, regenerative medicine relieves pain and may reduce your need for pain medications. However, regenerative medicine isn’t right for everybody. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine treatment is to schedule a consultation at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center.
What should I expect from a regenerative medicine treatment?
First, your podiatrist at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center thoroughly reviews your symptoms and medical history and examines your foot to make sure regenerative medicine is right for you.
They acquire stem cells in a process called harvesting. They harvest your own stem cells from a sample of adipose tissue, typically taken from your abdomen. Then, they inject the stem cells into the precise area of damaged tissue.
Regenerative medicine is a quick and painless treatment that doesn’t cause side effects or require downtime for recovery. Most patients experience relief from pain and symptoms in about three weeks, but it can take up to a couple of months to notice results from stem cell treatments.
To find out if regenerative medicine is right for you, call AllCare Foot & Ankle Center, or book an appointment online today.
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