Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Wound Care Associates

Wound Care Specialist located in Delray Beach, FL

About one-third of chronic wounds fail to respond to traditional treatments. Regenerative medicine helps bridge this gap, providing additional options that promote healing. At Wound Care Associates in Delray Beach, Florida, Eugenio Rodriguez, MD, and the team use regenerative medicine techniques for advanced wound care. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q&A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine replaces tissues damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital problems. It uses cellular therapies, injections, and tissue engineering to support your body’s natural healing process. 

Most, but not all wounds respond to traditional therapies. Regenerative medicine provides a safe, effective, and minimally invasive way to address advanced wound problems, including infections, slow healing ulcers, and burns.

Am I a good candidate for regenerative medicine?

Only a qualified wound care expert can determine if you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine. Dr. Rodriguez usually recommends conservative treatments like wound dressings, antibiotic ointments, and water-based therapies. However, if your wound fails to heal or your symptoms get worse, a more advanced treatment technique may be necessary.

If you have a wound that causes you pain, puts you at risk of an infection, or negatively affects your quality of life, you probably benefit from advanced wound care with regenerative medicine. 

What are the different types of regenerative medicine?

At Wound Care Associates, Dr. Rodriguez offers several types of regenerative medicine, including:

Tissue engineering and biomaterials

Tissue engineering uses biological scaffolds. Biological scaffold contains materials like laminin, fibronectin, elastin, and collagen. These glycoproteins occur naturally in the body. Once placed, a biological scaffold attracts new cells to the site of a wound or burn. The new cells generate healthy tissue in the shape of the scaffold. 

Stem cell therapy

Your body contains millions of stem cells. These cells are pluripotent, meaning they can transform into any other type of cells, such as blood cells, skin cells, or muscle cells. This unique ability makes them ideal for advanced wound care.

During stem cell therapy, Dr. Rodriguez injects a slow healing wound or burn with a concentration of adult stem cells. Once the stem cells enter your body, they encourage circulation, ease inflammation, and trigger the production of new healthy cells and tissue.

What are the benefits of regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine for advanced wound care provides several advantages over traditional treatments. For one, it speeds up your body’s natural healing process. This results in less pain and swelling and a quicker return to your favorite activities. 

Additionally, regenerative medicine presents very few risks or side-effects. If you follow Dr. Rodriguez’s recovery instructions carefully, you don’t have to worry about infections or other complications.

To explore regenerative medicine as a treatment option, schedule an appointment at Wound Care Associates. Call the office or book a consultation online today.