Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine using Stem Cells is arguably the most exciting branch of medicine today. Regenerative medicine of a disease or disorder is the treatment that is done at a cellular and molecular level. This new treatment option is now available for many unmet medical needs. Patients with previously untreatable or difficult to treat long term conditions with no options, may have specific treatment options aimed not only at improving symptoms but, may be able to cure these conditions eventually. These treatments could effectively change the way healthcare is practiced in the not too distant future. Some of the conditions that could potentially be treated range from chronic inflammation of the brain, conditions of the nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels, to poorly healing ulcers in the gut & limbs. 

We are beginning to understand degenerative conditions of soft tissues, certain organs, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and nerves much more than what we previously did. With an ever increasing ageing population there is a significant burden of disease and unmet health care need with these conditions. Regenerative Medicine offers some hope to those suffering long term affliction with these conditions. 

At IGTC, regenerative interventional techniques deliver biological agents such as Stem Cells and PRP through a pin hole into the patient's body. These are outpatient or day case treatment options that do not require hospitalisation. These pin hole procedures, stabilise long term lesions enabling natural healing. This allows some relief for those with long term suffering and impairment.

Image guided treatments performed by radiologists at IGTC, deliver treatment into the affected part with high precision. These options are available at IGTC for arthritis, tendon tears, bursitis, nerve pain, low back pain and several other conditions.

Meniscal tear in a 25 year old mine worker was treated with PRP under high resolution imaging control. He returned to the workforce over a few weeks. He kept his meniscus and reduced the risk of osteoarthritis in the future. 

Pretreatment tendon tears have healed with new tendon formation after pin hole regenerative treatment. 

Rotator cuff tear before and after pin hole regenerative treatment helped this patient avoid surgery. 

New tendon fills tear gap after pin hole non surgical regenerative treatment. This  beauty therapist went back to work in less than two weeks. 

Low back pain and sciatica can now be treated without surgery using pin hole techniques that aim to reduce the size of the disc and or help the disc heal naturally.  

This 40 year old lady with right hip pain for 6 months had a labral tear treated with pin hole out patient technique. PRP was infiltrated at the same time under high resolution image control by Dr Doss. Red outline shows torn labrum. Green marking shows stabilised labrum at follow up.