Middle Tn. Stem Cell Institute / Dr Gil Center
If you suffer with the Following: Knee, Shoulder or Joint Conditions, learn more about how Regenerative Cell Therapy can help restore your health and help you live Pain-Free! All of our regenerative medicine procedures are performed by our expertly trained medical staff, under direction of our oversight physician.
ACL or PCL Injury
Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Degeneration & Arthritis
FOOT PAIN AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS
MESENCHYMAL stem cell therapy for Meniscus Tears
When the meniscus cartilage ruptures due to traumatic injuries or due to age-related wear and tear it is referred to as meniscus tear. A meniscus tear is usually very painful and limiting. The knee will not operate correctly with this type of injury. The meniscus is located at the knee joint. It is a rubbery piece of cartilage that acts as the body’s shock absorber and also acts as a pad to stabilize and protect the knee. Meniscus tears are of three degrees: severe, moderate and minor. A severe meniscus tear is when bits of ruptured meniscus enter the knee joint and affects the function of the knee causing a lot of pain. But for minor and moderate meniscus tears, the pain usually disappears after conventional treatment or a few weeks of rest. Those suffering from meniscus tears are increasingly becoming aware of the implications of removing the meniscus though surgical operation, they also prefer not to risk the side effects that come with steroid injections. Our Clinic offers a non-invasive alternative to surgery and steroid injections for this problem. We also treat the underlying issues that cause the pain using Mesenchymal stem cells available at the Middle Tn Stem Cell Institute. By using this regenerative approach, degenerative changes and tears in the meniscus are given an opportunity to heal without invasive surgeries.
Regenerative Medicine and mesenchymal stem cell therapy for Knee Degeneration
Degeneration of the joints can occur in any of the joints in the body, especially those that experience lots of wear and tear. The knees are used in so many daily motions, feeling pain with each movement is debilitating. Joint degeneration generally develops over time, but can suddenly worsen and become more severe and disabling. Cartilage or other soft tissues within the knee joint can begin to dehydrate, deteriorate, or become damaged from some type of injury. These tissues provide a protective cushion between the bones for smooth movement. Once these start to wear down, or degenerate, friction within the joint can lead to inflammation, swelling, bone spurs, and other painful symptoms. Recent developments in Regenerative Medicine make it possible to treat degenerative joint conditions naturally, without the need for medications, steroids, or surgery. Regenerative cell therapy procedures in our office often includes Amniocyte ™, Amniocyteplus ™, Corecyte ™, Platelet rich Plasma (PRP) and other regenerative procedures to target the damaged and deteriorating tissues. Concentrated amounts of these cells are injected into the affected area, and immediately reduce inflammation and begin to reverse damage and deterioration of tissue.
Regenerative Medicine and Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for ACL or PCL Injury
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are both major ligaments providing strength and stability within the knee joint. Ligaments are thick bands of tissue that connect bones. Injuries to these connective tissues are painful, debilitating, and have historically been a challenge to treat and heal. In the past, these kinds of injuries could cause what was considered permanent damage to the knee joints. Traditionally, the most common treatment for torn ligaments in the knee is arthroscopic surgery and reconstruction. Developments in regenerative medicine make effective, natural treatment of PCL and ACL injuries within reach. Procedures like Regenerative Cell Therapy offered at our office provide non-surgical treatment options for those suffering from knee injuries and damage to soft tissues in the joints. Using these cells in concentrated amounts to target the injured area, the body is able to reduce inflammation and heal itself naturally.
Regenerative Medicine and Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for Chondromalacia
Also known as “runner’s knee,” chondromalacia is inflammation of the underside of the kneecap, and deterioration of the cartilage that supports it. When this cartilage is damaged or wears down, it becomes difficult to bend and straighten out the leg. This condition is common among young athletes, but may also be present in older individuals with arthritis of the knee. Regenerative Cell Therapy and other regenerative medicine techniques offer natural treatment alternatives to pain medications, steroid injections, and surgery. Using these cells, our specialists are able to target specific areas of inflammation or injury and restore damaged tissues. These are cutting-edge techniques that have provided relief and healing to so many of our patients with knee pain, shoulder, and joint pain.
Regenerative Medicine For Shoulder Injuries
Sports activities that require repeating overhead movements like lifting weights, swimming, throwing or pitching, and swinging of the arms put a lot of strain on the shoulder. Even regular, everyday activities can damage the shoulder such as gardening, hanging curtains, or even scrubbing the floors or walls. Often, injury to the shoulder is difficult to heal, and can easily become a recurring problem, even if the immediate pain has subsided. Once ligaments and tissues have been damaged, scar tissue and inflammation can continue to form and build. It is also common for the same injury to reappear, and flare up at later times.
Sports or other injury to the shoulder can now be treated with non-invasive, regenerative medicine procedures like Regenerative Mesenchymal Cell therapy at the Middle Tn Stem Cell Institute. This is a revolutionary treatment option that has helped many patients avoid prescription medications, steroid injections, and even surgery.
Regenerative Medicine and Mesenchymal stem cell therapy For Rotator Cuff Tears
Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint in which the ball of your upper arm bone fits into the socket of your shoulder blade. The rotator cuff is a network of four muscles that come together as tendons forming a covering around the head of the upper arm bone keeping the arm bone firmly attached to the socket of the shoulder blade (scapula).
The rotator tears usually develop gradually due to stress, overuse and natural wear and tear. People who repeatedly lift their arm overhead are more vulnerable to overuse tears. These include athletes such as tennis players, swimmers, weight lifters and basketball pitchers. A tear in the rotator cuff produces a lot of pain and also contributes to instability in the shoulder joint. If it is severe, there may be weakness or an inability to lift the arm.
these stem cell procedures using Whartons Jelly derived Mesenchymal stem cells aids in the recovery of rotator cuff injuries. After injection directly into the rotator cuff, these cells combine with the body’s own natural immune cells and aid the body in repairing the tear.
Regenerative Medicine and Mesenchymal stem cell therapy For Shoulder Degeneration
Degeneration of the shoulder joints is usually a progressive condition that evolves and worsens over time. Shoulder degeneration occurs when the cartilage that protects and surrounds the bones begins to wear down. Without this cushioning between the bones, movement causes friction within the joint. This friction causes pain, inflammation, swelling, and can lead to the development of bone spurs.
Regenerative Cell Therapy takes a high concentration of platelet rich plasma, amniotic fluid and membrane and Mesenchymal stem cells and uses them to target specific areas with damaged tissues. Inflammation and aging slows down the natural production of these cells, and the development of scar tissue limits the range of motion needed for proper rehabilitation. Using concentrated levels of these cells can quickly reduce pain, inflammation, and scar tissue. This supports the immune system in healing damage within the shoulder joint. After an examination is performed we can determine which combination of cells will be used in your particular case.
Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapy for Shoulder Bursitis
The larger joints of the body contain small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae that provide cushioning between muscles, bones and tissues, allowing them to move smoothly without friction. Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more of these bursae, and often occurs within the shoulder joint, causing stiffness and making movement painful.
The best treatments for bursitis aim to reduce the inflammation that is causing the pain and stiffness. Regenerative Cell Therapy is a revolutionary treatment protocol that takes concentrated amounts of healing cells, and uses them directly in the area of inflammation and damage. This is a non-surgical procedure that can be done in-office, and quickly and naturally alleviates shoulder pain.
ALL OF OUR REGENERATIVE AND MEDICAL PROCEDURES ARE PERFORMED BY OUR MEDICAL STAFF UNDER DIRECTION OF OUR SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN.