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Penn Orthopaedics now offers regenerative medicine treatments to get you back in action.

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At the Penn Regenerative Sports Medicine and Orthobiologics Program, we use non-surgical therapies to repair and regenerate tissue that has been damaged by disease, injury, or congenital issues. These include platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a safe treatment derived from the platelets in your own blood that enhances the body’s natural healing process.

Whether you are sidelined with an injury, living with arthritis pain, or recovering from surgery, our sports medicine specialists can help you get on with life faster and heal more fully. 

What is Regenerative Orthobiologic Medicine?

When treating a musculoskeletal problem, most patients begin with a conservative approach such as cortisone injections, oral medications, and physical therapy. If these measures fail to reduce pain and improve functionality, regenerative orthobiologic medicine (ROM) may be recommended.

ROM uses the regenerative properties of the body’s natural substances—blood, tissues, and cells—to accelerate healing and recovery, replace lost tissue, and deliver pain relief. Orthopaedic specialists have been using ROM for several years to treat injuries associated with:

  • Cartilage
  • Joint
  • Ligaments and tendons
  • Muscles

Without ROM, these injuries can take months or years to heal depending upon severity. ROM may also be helpful before or after a patient undergoes surgery, depending on the situation.

Because the body’s ability to repair itself diminishes with age, ROM is particularly useful for adults who require a faster recovery due to work, family, or athletic commitments.

Why Choose Penn’s Regenerative Sports Medicine Program

  • Dr. Arsh S. Dhanota and Dr. John Vasudevan are seasoned physician researchers with deep professional experience and a strong commitment to clinical excellence and optimal patient outcomes.
  • Treatments are available at Penn Orthopaedics Pennsylvania Hospital, the Penn Musculoskeletal Center at Penn Medicine University City, Penn Sports Medicine Weightman Hall, and Penn Medicine Radnor
  • The Regenerative Sports Medicine and Orthobiologics Program is also part of the Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IRM), a world leader in the field of regenerative medicine.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment

Over the past decade, PRP has been recognized for its potential in treating both chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries involving ligaments and tendons, muscles, and joints.

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