Regenerative Medicine – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Live Your Life
Free of Pain
The office of Dr. Joel D. Stein is completely equipped with the latest technology to deliver top-quality treatment, including PRP therapy, prolotherapy/prolozone, and amniotic growth factor injections to get you back on the healthy road to a pain-free life. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is fully committed to your individual care needs and is eager to work with you to find a lasting solution.
Why Choose the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics
for Regenerative / Orthobiologic Medicine?
- World-Class Diagnostic Ultrasound
- Ultrasound or Fluoroscopic guided injection to the area of concern
- Holistic Treatments Proven to Speed Up Healing
Prolotherapy is an injectable treatment that can be used to relieve pain in any joint, and it actually “tricks” the body into focusing its natural healing ability on the affected area. It involves injecting a mixture of lidocaine and dextrose (sugar). Lidocaine numbs the area, and the dextrose irritates the surrounding tissues without actually harming them. This triggers an inflammatory response that kickstarts the healing process.
Prolozone is very similar to Prolotherapy, with the big difference being that ozone gas (O3) is used instead of or in addition to the lidocaine and dextrose solution. Once injected, the ozone creates a controlled inflammatory response, causing the body to recruit cells that stimulate accelerated healing. The ozone then breaks down into oxygen, which creates a healthier environment for the cells while also giving them more energy to repair themselves.
Autografts – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
An autograft is a type of treatment that uses tissues taken from a patient’s own body. In the case of PRP, we take a sample of blood and place it in a centrifuge. This separates the different components of the blood, and we harvest the frothy platelet layer of plasma (PRP), which in addition to containing platelets, also has an extremely high concentration of proteins and growth factors that can speed up healing. It can be injected into various areas of the body, where it will stimulate the healing process, reduce pain, and shorten someone’s overall recovery time.
Allograft – Amniotic Growth Factors
An allograft uses donated tissue harvested from one person’s body to treat another. To utilize amniotic growth factors, cells derived from amniotic fluid are injected into an injured area of the body. These cells enable the body to zero-in its restorative capabilities where they have been applied. This can lead to the creation of new, healthy cells in the area, leading to complete tissue repair, which results in lasting pain relief and fully restored function.