GET YOUR CONDITIONS TREATED AT THE SOURCE
Your muscles, joints and spine are a dynamic balance of biomechanics. Our in-depth consultation is a functional analysis to identify what hurts along with the structural cause. Sometimes the true source is elusive and stems from another area. That’s why an in-depth investigation is important and our expertise as a second opinion is always recommended. This enables Dr. Lin to provide a prognosis and advise if a Regenexx cellular procedure is the right choice for you.
Regenexx’s team is responsible for approximately 44% of the world’s research on the use of bone marrow concentrate. This is fluid from your body containing stem cells that can help with arthritis and orthopedic conditions. Our patented, targeted treatments help the body concentrate its own platelets and stem cells in areas that need repair. Successful healing depends on a combination of your unique medical history and degree of damage. Our advanced, sterile lab allows Dr. Lin to customize the concentration of your own cells to meet your needs.
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP therapy is obtained from your own blood. This process is similar to giving a blood sample to check cholesterol or if you donate blood. The platelets in your blood are responsible for coagulation, which stops bleeding. Platelets release signaling proteins (cytokines and growth factors) that stimulate stem cells to start the repair process and recruit other cells to help heal.
With patented techniques exclusive to Regenexx, we can customize PRP and platelet concentrations at much higher levels and purity than any other clinic in Hawaii. We use PRP to treat painful conditions such as rotator cuff issues, back pain, sciatica, knee arthritis and a range of muscle and joint injuries. Regenexx PRP injections are performed in our clinic under local anesthesia for minimal downtime and recovery.
More severe cartilage loss or tendon damage often require treatment with BMAC (bone marrow aspirate concentrate) which is a a fluid from your body that contains in stem cells. After harvesting these from your hip bone and concentrating them in our Regenexx lab, image guidance is used to precisely place these cells in areas of tissue damage. Activated stem cells release additional healing proteins, which in turn trigger other cells to migrate and support tissue repair. Unique to stem cells is their ability to also serve as building blocks in the repair process. These cellular treatments are used for more severe damage in tendon or ligament tears and degenerative arthritis. This boosts your body’s own natural healing abilities to support healthier and stronger tissue, improved biomechanics and decreased pain.
Dr. Lin’s Regenexx BMAC cellular therapy injections are performed in his clinic and under local anesthesia for minimal downtime and recovery.
Prolotherapy, historically known as proliferative therapy, is the injection of chemical irritants to stimulate an inflammatory response. Prolotherapy was a technique used before PRP or stem cells were possible. The localized release of cytokines and growth factors sparks healing within scarred/fibrotic tissue of injured ligaments and tendons. Prolotherapy strengthens and stabilizes the joints, which improves function and reduces pain. Different types of prolotherapy may be customized to address the severity of damage or tissue pathology.
After a PRP or stem cell procedure, Dr. Lin prescribes a customized rehabilitative exercise program based on your unique diagnosis and functional goals. While the cellular mechanisms of healing will occur at their own pace, a strategic exercise program builds strength while protecting the healing anatomy. Regenexx patients are typically encouraged to walk and gently mobilize the same day as their procedure. Most experience minimal to no down time and need little to no opioid pain killers. Follow up visits will gauge recovery and determine if additional regenerative treatment is necessary before optimal strength and function can be achieved.
As a Harvard-trained, board-certified physician with more than 20 years of experience in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Lin is uniquely qualified to coordinate these innovative cellular injections with the optimal blend of exercise and muscle physiology.