At The Foot and Ankle Center, technology is at the forefront of our priorities when we do business with our customers. Our doctors want to ensure that patient comfort consistently ranks with the level of treatment you deserve. With that in mind, did you know that we offer regenerative medicine? Regenerative medicine relates to the actions of utilizing cells, tissues, or organs to heal the body. Here are three types of regenerative medicine in podiatry which The Foot and Ankle Center offers.
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), also known as shockwave therapy, is a non-invasive procedure used to decrease pain. This is handled through pressure waves that energize metabolism, increase circulation, and speed up healing. At The Foot and Ankle Center, we simply apply gel to the affected area and gently provide the stimulation.
With treatment times averaging 5-10 minutes, over 80 percent of EPAT patients become pain free and/or have significantly less pain after three sessions. A few conditions that benefit from this technology include:
- Foot and Heel Pain
- Achilles Pain
- Tendon Pain
Multiwave Locked System (MLS) Laser Therapy, is a painless and non-invasive treatment that uses photons of laser energy to penetrate tissue and accelerate cellular healing. The Class IV MLS Laser at The Foot and Ankle Center uses light that has an anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues. Our doctors use particular wavelengths of light through this therapy. Cells of tendons, ligaments, and muscles repair themselves faster as a result.
Treatment times average 8 minutes and 90 percent of patients experience improved results after the third treatment. Here are a few conditions that benefit from this technology:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Arthritis & Bursitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Sports Injuries, Sprains & Strains
Amniotic Membrane and Stem Cell Allografts
Amniotic membrane and stem cell allografts are another option available through regenerative medicine. With that, we work with a human cell allograft known as AmnioFix. This bioactive tissue matrix allograft preserves and contains multiple extracellular matrix proteins, growth factors, cytokines, and other specialty proteins. Conditions that benefit from this include:
- Scar Tissue
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tendon Injures (i.e. Achilles Tendonitis)
Technological advancements happen every day for the betterment of our patients. Now that you have a better understanding of our treatments, is regenerative medicine right for you? Make an appointment with the friendly doctors at Foot & Ankle Center by calling (314) 487-9300.