Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine treatments from the specialists at Gardner Orthopedics may be able to help you avoid surgery or other invasive procedures for your joint or soft tissue injury. Located in Fort Myers, Florida, the team has advanced training in regenerative medicine therapies to help patients recover from injuries in the least invasive ways possible. To find out more about regenerative medicine options at Gardner Orthopedics, schedule a visit online or call the office today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

Regenerative medicine combines tissue engineering and biotechnology theories and applications to provide minimally invasive therapies to repair or replace damaged joints and soft tissues.

Regenerative medicine may be recommended if you experience any of the following conditions:

  • Chronic joint pain and inflammation
  • Chronic ligament sprains or muscle strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Elbow, wrist, or hand injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Ankle or foot injuries

The team uses regenerative medicine as an alternative or complement to other therapies, including prescription medications, joint injections, and surgery, when appropriate.

Regenerative medicine works by stimulating your body’s natural healing abilities to speed up tissue healing on a cellular level. Different types of regenerative medicine provide mesenchymal stem cells, increased blood flow, anti-inflammatory chemicals from your immune system, and naturally-occurring coagulation factors to address specific joint and soft tissue injuries.

Each type of regenerative medicine works in its own way, though overall, they provide the necessary elements for tissue growth and proliferation. This provides a natural alternative to surgeries — like joint replacements or ligament and tendon repairs — so you can avoid going under the knife or waiting out a lengthy recovery period.

The team offers the highest quality regenerative medicine solutions available, including:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

Derived from your own blood platelets, PRP therapy helps speed up healing by introducing increased blood flow, anti-inflammatory chemicals, and coagulants into injured tissues.

Mesenchymal stem cells

Stem cells obtained from umbilical cord tissue provide amino acids, anti-inflammatory cytokines, and other building blocks needed to support cellular growth and development.


Prolotherapy uses an injection of a sugar and water solution to trigger a healing response in injured tissues.


Viscosupplementation is an injection — typically used in the knee — that increases lubrication within the joint and can decrease joint pain while improving range of motion and joint function.

GOZone injections

GOzone combines Prolotherapy with Ozone therapy.  When the ozone is injected into the proliferant saturated involved area, hyperoxygenation of the tissues causes a metabolic stimulation of the local tissues in these weak areas, which then increases the blood supply and flow of nutrients, the blastic (or “growth”) proliferation of anabolic cells such as fibroblasts, osteoblasts, and chrondroblasts.  These effects cause the tissue to repair itself, strengthening and tightening and thereby stabilizing the area.  When delivered with high accuracy guided techniques, the effects are maximized.


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