Regenerative Medicine Program

Regenerative Medicine Program

From diagnosis, treatment and recovery; regenerative medicine patients at Wickenburg Community Hospital and Clinics receive expert, personalized and comprehensive care.

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an emerging area of science using specific treatments to either replace damaged tissue or stimulate the body’s own repair mechanisms to rebuild damaged tissues and even organs. 

There are different types of regenerative medicine treatments available with various names and applications, all focusing on different aspects of healing. Treatments can be formulated either as patches which can be applied as dressings or grafts, or as liquid suspensions which can be injected or applied topically. When treating chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis and soft tissue injuries that may cause painful joints – the use of regenerative medicine as a liquid injectable, is often used  as an alternative or supplemental therapy that may reduce and even eliminate the root cause of the pain without surgical intervention.  

Regenerative Medicine used in Orthopedics, Podiatry & Wound Healing:

Those that benefit from regenerative medicine typically experience knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, or foot pain caused by osteoarthritis or tendon or ligament damage such as is experienced with tennis or golf elbow. Additionally, many patients find relief from plantar fasciitis and other forms of foot related pain.  We do not use live stem cells.


What Does the Research Say?  

Amniotic fluid injections aren’t just theory – Click on the studies below to view them in full

Orthopedic Tissue Repair

“Typically, for orthopedic tissue injuries, current repair techniques often only address restoring mechanical function by reattachment or replacement of the tissue. For example, tendon and ligament repair in knee joints use autografts or allografts to physically reconnect the tissues. Although the patient may exhibit decreased pain and return to functional usage at the site of injury, the biological structure of that tissue is not reproduced, which can increase the potential for future re-injury. By using alternative methods to both restore function and regenerate tissue with structure similar to that of its native form, both repair and regeneration of injured orthopedic tissues can potentially be achieved.” Reference

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD or OD) is a joint disorder in which cracks form in the articular cartilage and the underlying subchondral bone. OCD usually causes pain and swelling of the affected joint which catches and locks during movement.

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a progressive form of arthritis characterized by breakdown of the cartilage in joints. Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease and “wear and tear” arthritis, causes pain in the joints with activity. The knees and the hips are common locations for osteoarthritis. 

Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar Fasciitis is a disorder of the connective tissue which supports the arch of the foot. It results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot that is usually most severe with the first steps of the day or following a period of rest. Pain is also frequently brought on by bending the foot and toes up towards the shin. The pain typically comes on gradually, and it affects both feet in about one-third of cases. 

Plantar Fasciitis & Achilles Tendinosis: Achilles tendinosis affects both inactive and active individuals and is thought to result from changes in tissue structure. 

Chronic  Wound Healing:    Chronic wounds are associated with a number of deficiencies in critical wound healing processes, such as non-healing diabetic ulcers. 

Joint and Soft Tissue Pain: Two case presentations demonstrate the use of injectable micronized dehydrated amniotic/chorionic membrane allograft (mDHACM) to help reduce pain and enhance healing for patients with foot and ankle pain.

For more information about our program please call 928-684-4367.

Primary Care

Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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Emergency Care

Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is typically measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals.

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Surgical Services

Wickenburg Community Hospital provides a wide variety of surgical care and treatment. We serve a vibrant and active community who favors quality health care close to home.

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