Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are uniquely designed to create every tissue in your body acting as a self repair mechanism. They replenish the cells you need to stay healthy and renew damaged tissues. At San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group, we use advanced technology to harvest your own adult derived stem cells to replicate this natural process for our patients with tendon, disc, or joint injuries.
Stem Cell Therapy San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group is a leading provider of stem cell therapy for the relief of arthritis, lower back pain and other orthopedic conditions. Stem cell therapy is a versatile and powerful treatment method that is transforming the field of orthopedic medicine. Conditions such as arthritis, tendon tears or disc tears that would traditionally be managed with medications or surgery can now be treated with stem cells to provide years of relief. Stem cells are present in every part of your body. When you sustain an orthopedic injury, the regenerative potential can become overwhelmed leading to chronic inflammation, degeneration and pain. More traditional medical treatments have focused on the symptoms of pain and inflammation offering only temporary relief. Stem cell therapy involves harvesting healthy cells and precisely relocating them to the injured area. Injured tissues begin to heal and regenerate because that is what these cells were designed to do. San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group offers two different kinds adult stem cells, Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells and Adipose-Derived Stem Cells. Bone marrow-derived stem cells are collected from the back of the pelvic bone. This is a minimally invasive procedure that necessitates a local anesthetic to make ... Learn more »
LIPOGEMS® is not simply a “stem cell” treatment. Rather, it’s a comprehensive Regenerative Medicine treatment that uses your own stem cells and their cellular "niche" to maximize results. Mesenchymal stem cells require support from other cells and proteins to exert their healing benefits. Unlike other so-called “stem cell” treatments, the unique advantage of LIPOGEMS® is that the complete healing environment of the fat tissue is maintained to improve cell viability.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We’re pleased to have been the first medical center in San Diego to offer the revolutionary LIPOGEMS® regenerative medicine therapy. LIPOGEMS® is a disposable, single-use, FDA approved device for processing and same-day injection of fat tissue. It’s a non-expanded and micro-fractured autologous fat tissue product for treating joint and tendon injuries. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="Why is the LIPOGEMS® treatment so unique?" tab_id="1503648737411-4d2f0b7f-198d"][vc_column_text]Lipogems is a game changer in regenerative medicine due to its cutting edge technology that uses your body’s own fat tissue to cushion and support areas of injury or damage as your body heals itself. Lipogems is an FDA-cleared medical device that is used to harvest, concentrate, and transfer autologous adipose tissue. The adipose tissue that is being processed by Lipogems is ‘minimally manipulated’ in accordance with FDA’s criteria for human cell and tissue products. The fat tissue can be removed from the abdomen or thigh areas. This tissue is then precisely injected into the patient’s injured areas with the use of ultrasound or x-ray guidance. Unlike steroid or gel injections, the tissue will stay in the treated area for years allowing your body to maximize the benefits for an extended period of time. The Lipogems procedure can be performed ... Learn more »
Bone Marrow Aspiration Concentrate (BMAC)
Bone Marrow Aspiration Concentrate (BMAC, pronounced “Bee-Mac”) therapy is a promising regenerative therapy to help accelerate healing in osteoarthritis and tendon injuries.
Bone Marrow Aspiration Concentrate (BMAC, pronounced “Bee-Mac”) therapy is a promising regenerative therapy to help accelerate healing in osteoarthritis and tendon injuries. What is BMAC therapy? BMAC contains regenerative cells and cell products that have been shown to promote tissue regeneration and decrease joint inflammation. The physician will aspirate the patient’s own bone marrow and prepare it in a centrifuge in order isolate the cells important for healing. Why use BMAC? Often times when an injury occurs, the body’s ability to completely heal is inadequate due to an insufficient number of regenerative cells. Bone marrow contains cells that have the ability to improve circulation, decrease inflammation and regenerate healthy tendon, ligament, disc and cartilage. With BMAC, the high number of concentrated regenerative cells provides a robust healing response to the damaged tissue and aids in accelerating the body’s natural healing mechanisms. While the full benefits of BMAC are still investigational, clinical studies have demonstrated reduction in joint stiffness, relief of pain, and enhanced cartilage and bone healing. What types of conditions are treated with BMAC? Numerous conditions can be considered for treatment with BMAC. Based on current research and clinical experience, moderate to severe cases of osteoarthritis and severe tendon ... Learn more »
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
For more serious injuries, PRP therapy may be combined with surgery to accelerate healing and reduce the risk of infection.
WHAT IS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP) THERAPY? For more serious injuries, PRP therapy may be combined with surgery to accelerate healing and reduce the risk of infection. HOW DOES PRP THERAPY WORK? Blood contains remarkable healing power. It consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma which are necessary to maintain the health of your entire body. Platelets are known for their ability to stop bleeding, but they also release growth factors and proteins that promote tissue repair. Plasma is mostly composed of water, but also contains several proteins that reduce pain and inflammation. Plasma carries the hormones, electrolytes and nutrients required to nourish cells during the healing process. Joints, tendons, muscles and nerves each require their own specific PRP formulation. By selectively concentrating platelets, plasma or other substances in the blood we can create a customized treatment for your specific orthopedic condition. WE ARE LEADERS IN THE FIELD OF PRP THERAPY Dr. Christopher Rogers performed one of the first PRP treatments in San Diego in 2009. Since that time, he has had great success treating hundreds of patients with PRP therapy. Years of experience and scientific review have taught him that PRP therapy is a combination of ... Learn more »
Proliferative Therapy, most commonly referred to as Prolotherapy, is a procedure where a medication is injected directly into a body part in order to help regenerate tissue and relieve pain. The musculoskeletal area of the body which receives the injection--often a joint--will experience a targeted treatment that is not possible with oral medications and other therapies.
Prolotherapy Proliferative Therapy, most commonly referred to as Prolotherapy, is a procedure where a medication is injected directly into a body part in order to help regenerate tissue and relieve pain. The musculoskeletal area of the body which receives the injection--often a joint--will experience a targeted treatment that is not possible with oral medications and other therapies. Prolotherapy helps to strengthen ligaments, relieve pain, and hasten healing time of a serious wound due to reduction of inflammation. It has been shown to help patients with osteoarthritis, joint sprains and other sports related injuries, wounds or injuries from accidents, degenerative disc disease, and other conditions that cause chronic pain or immobility. Prolotherapy can also be used in conjunction with PRP Therapy. If you are suffering from chronic pain in your joints from an accident, injury, or arthritis, you may eligible for treatment with Prolotherapy. Contact us today, and take the first step in recovering from chronic Prolotherapy, also known as "proliferative therapy", involves the injection of dextrose and other medications in order to stimulate a healing response in a chronically injured ligament, tendon or joint. The treatment results in ligament strengthening, improved stability and pain relief in patients with osteoarthritis, ligament ... Learn more »
San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group is proud to be the first clinic in San Diego and the third in the United States to offer ENDORET PRGF therapy for the treatment of orthopedic conditions. ENDORET PRGF offers many distinct advantages over traditional platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy by creating a more rapid and natural healing response. Hundreds of endogenous proteins stimulate the tissue repair processes which includes new blood vessel formation.
ENDORET (PRGF) Developed by BTI Biotechnology Institute in Spain, ENDORET PRGF (plasma rich growth factors) uses advanced biomedical technology to stimulate tissue regeneration with the use of autologous proteins found in the blood. With more than 15 years of research and more than 100 scientific publications, the safety and effectiveness of ENDORET PRGF is well established. San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group is proud to be the first clinic in San Diego and the third in the United States to offer ENDORET PRGF therapy for the treatment of orthopedic conditions. ENDORET PRGF offers many distinct advantages over traditional platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy by creating a more rapid and natural healing response. Hundreds of endogenous proteins stimulate the tissue repair processes which includes new blood vessel formation cell mobilization and cell proliferation. ENDORET PRGF contains fibrin, a fibrous protein that facilitates a balanced and gradual release of growth factors essential for healing. This slow release process contrasts with other techniques, such as platelet lysate, to offer a more natural healing process. ENDORET PRGF is rich in growth factors that accelerate healing and minimize inflammation which results in less pain and a quick recovery. The safety of ENDORET PRGF is unparalleled with ... Learn more »
Interventional Spine Procedures
Interventional Spine Procedures are a collection of treatment methods that are performed by a physician using advanced digital X-ray technology (fluoroscopy). They are used to provide rapid relief of spinal nerve or joint pain with more safety and enhanced comfort.
Interventional Spine Procedures Over the last two decades, fluoroscopic guided procedures have become one the most important technical advances for the management of spine and joint injuries. By using real time digital x-ray your physician can inject medications with high precision, speed and comfort. These non-surgical treatments result in less downtime and a more rapid recovery than surgery. Some common forms of fluoroscopic guided procedures include: Epidural injection for treating the nerves of the spine Facet joint injection for treating joints of the spine Discography for treating discs of the spine Sacroiliac joint injection for treating joints in the pelvis Hip joint injection Shoulder joint injection Epidural steroid injections are a commonly performed procedure. Last year more than 9 million epidural steroid injections were performed in the United States alone. Dr. Christopher Rogers has performed more than 20,000 fluoroscopic guided procedures since his completion of an interventional sports and spine fellowship in 1997. He has trained hundreds of physicians in the science and art of these procedures. The vast majority of these procedures have utilized steroids to successfully decrease inflammation and pain. However, all to often, the relief is temporary. With the advent of Regenerative Medicine, we use the same ... Learn more »
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging uses high frequency soundwaves to quickly take a picture of your source of pain. Although X-ray and MRI are extremely useful imaging tools, an ultrasound examination often can see what they miss. Injuries to tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels are easily visualized with extremely high precision. Muscle contractions and joint motions are seen in real-time. Once the cause of your pain is established, customized treatment will.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Add New Dr. Christopher Rogers is RMSK certified and has more than 14 years experience using Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound Imaging. This diagnostic modality uses harmless sound waves to safely visualize many parts of the body in the clinic. With this technology, muscle and joint movements can be assessed in real time. Tendon and ligament tears that are often missed with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be accurately diagnosed Soft tissue injuries not seen on MRI due to surgical hardware artifact such as screws or rods are easily detected with MSK Ultrasound Imaging. MSK Ultrasound Imaging can be used to identify tissue swelling and inflammation. Joint, tendon and nerve injections are performed with greater accuracy, safety and comfort. Tendon regeneration can be demonstrated with serial imaging over time after Regenerative Medicine therapy. We are proud to offer the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic MSK Ultrasound Imaging services in San Diego. MSK Ultrasound Imaging is a skill that requires years of training to perfect. Dr. Christopher Rogers personally performs each MSK Ultrasound examination and procedure for his patients. He does not defer this responsibility to a physician assistant or technician. He ... Learn more »
Arthritis causes millions of Americans to suffer every day. Cartilage destruction and joint inflammation make it difficult for people with arthritis to exercise, sleep, and maintain their health. The discovery of a molecule found in the blood has the potential to improve their lives significantly. Alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) is a powerful inhibitor of cartilage degeneration and stops the progression of osteoarthritis by preventing cartilage breakdown. Cytonics has developed a breakthrough technology.
Alpha-2-Macroglobulin (A2M) Stanford University scientists have discovered a biologic indicator of cartilage degeneration and inflammation in patients with arthritis, disc degeneration or sciatica. This molecular complex is called the Fibronectin-Aggrecan Complex (FAC). Alpha 2 Macroglobulin (A2M) is a natural substance found in blood. A2M improves the pain in patients who have FAC induced inflammation. It has been scientifically proven to stop the progression of joint cartilage and disc degeneration. The APIC device was developed by Cytonics Corporation to prepare A2M from a patient's own blood. Worldwide, it is the only FDA approved device available for this purpose. San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group is proud to be at the forefront of this groundbreaking technology. We offer A2M therapy for patients with joint pain, disc degeneration or sciatica. We can measure the protein complex (FAC) in our clinic to predict which patients will have the best results with A2M therapy. Learn more »