Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics

Podiatry located in Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, and Chicago, IL

Foot and ankle conditions, whether acute or chronic, can have a significant effect on your mobility and quality of life. At Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics, the experienced podiatry team of Khalid Husain, DPM, Gene Choi, DPM, Jennifer Kirchens, DPM, and Christina Sarantopoulos, DPM, specializes in using regenerative medicine to support healing of your foot or ankle condition and restore normal function. To learn more about regenerative medicine and how it may help you, call the office in Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, or the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, or request an appointment online.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an area of medicine focused on repairing diseased, injured, or deformed tissue to restore normal function and health. Though researchers are still investigating the many potential uses and benefits of regenerative medicine, it’s theorized that these treatments may one day cure chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics is dedicated to providing the most innovative treatments available to support health and healing, and offer regenerative medicine as a treatment option for foot and ankle conditions.

What are regenerative medicine treatments?

The experienced team at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics uses regenerative medicine tools aimed at stimulating your body’s natural healing process to repair diseased or damaged tissue. The treatments available include:

Stem cell therapy

Your stem cells are one of the many tools your body uses to heal and regenerate tissue. These unique cells can transform into specialized cells, including bone, muscle, and brain cells, to repair or replace diseased or damaged cells or tissue.

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses the healing power of stem cells. When injected directly into your diseased or injured foot or ankle, stem cell therapy supports the repair process and accelerates healing.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP is a form of regenerative medicine created from a sample of your own blood that contains a high concentration of platelets. In addition to clotting wounds to stop bleeding, platelets contain growth factors and anti-inflammatory agents that help repair and heal the injury.

When injected into your diseased or damaged tissue, the healing properties in PRP may speed up your recovery. 

Amniotic treatments

Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics also offers amniotic treatments. This form of regenerative medicine contains anti-inflammatory agents that reduce inflammation and activate growth factors to support tissue healing. The podiatry team primarily uses amniotic treatments for plantar fasciitis. 

Am I a good candidate for regenerative medicine?

The experienced team at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics determines if you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine during a consultation. When considering treatment options like regenerative medicine, the team takes into consideration your foot and ankle condition, as well as your overall health. 

Because these regenerative medicine treatments are more invasive, the team may suggest conservative treatment, such as physical therapy and medication, before recommending regenerative medicine.

To learn more about regenerative medicine and how it may support your recovery, call Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics or click the online booking button today.