What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine refers to the medical field specializing in restoring damaged tissue through replacement, regeneration, and rejuvenation therapies.


Replacement therapy refers to the extraction of damaged cells and their replacement with healthy ones. The most common type of replacement therapy is an organ transplant.


Regeneration therapy refers to the injection of specific cells in any given treatment area to target damaged tissue and stimulate your body’s ability to heal them.


By boosting your body’s natural healing process, rejuvenation therapy can regulate the rate at which your body heals damage.

Common Foot problems Treated with Regenerative Medicine

Achilles Tendonitis
Degenerative Joint Disease
Plantar Fasciitis

Regenerative medicine is a cutting-edge specialty field that helps over 500,000 Americans every year heal after an injury and rejuvenate damaged cells. At S.I. Podiatry, Dr. Richard Rouder can boost the health of your cells through expert replacement, renewal, and rejuvenation therapies. Learn more about the wide-ranging effects of regenerative medicine by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Amniotic tissue injections

Amniotic tissue is the most recent addition in regenerative medicine for foot and ankle applications. Amniotic membrane is the inner layer of the placenta that surrounds the baby during pregnancy. Elective donations of amniotic tissue and umbilical cord are given after an extensive screening process and made into injectable and graft forms. Once placed into the body these tissues are able to recruit your body’s own stem cells and growth factors to promote healing. This guides the regenerative healing process while reducing inflammation, adhesions, and scarring. Applications include conditions such as chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles and other tendon tears, and non-healing wounds. These can be given in our offices or as an out-patient hospital procedure.

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