Cell Therapy

Sports Medicine Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon & OrthoBiologics located in Wilmington, NC

Cell Therapy

Cell Therapy services offered in Wilmington, NC

Countless clinics have jumped on the cell therapy bandwagon, often making promises that aren’t reliable, using unregulated products, and producing low-quality cellular treatments. But you shouldn’t let that keep you away from cell therapy provided by Austin Yeargan III, MD, at Carolina Joint and Arthritis in Wilmington, North Carolina. Dr. Yeargan is an expert and a leader in the field. He created the cellular treatments now used by hundreds of clinics and still follows patients to verify their results. Call the office or request an appointment online today to learn more. 

Cell Therapy Q & A

What is cell therapy?

Cell therapy treats injuries and diseases by injecting live healing cells from your blood and bone marrow. When Dr. Yeargan injects the cells directly into your injured tissues, they communicate with other cells, sending signals that trigger all the activities essential for healing.

For example, signaling cells can:

  • Regulate inflammation
  • Accelerate healing
  • Stimulate new blood vessel growth
  • Regenerate new cells to repair tissues
  • Build a supportive matrix to support tissue growth
  • Activate your immune system

The cells used during your therapy can regenerate new ligaments, tendons, muscles, cartilage, bones, nerves, and skin — all the tissues injuries and chronic diseases need to heal.

What type of cell therapy might I receive?

Cell therapy at Carolina Joint and Arthritis is different from the routine regenerative therapies provided at most clinics. Dr. Yeargan uses two basic cell therapies: platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is made from your blood, and autologous bone marrow aspirate concentrate (ABMAC).

However, his extensive research and innovative techniques have transformed PRP and ABMAC into two high-quality treatments:

Nanoplasty® and Mechanical Axis Deviation Procedure (NAMAD)

Dr. Yeargan designed NAMAD to regenerate cartilage damaged by arthritis and injuries. NAMAD uses signaling cells from bone marrow combined with anti-inflammatory proteins called TSG-6. He mixes the cells with a platelet-based gel that holds them in place after they’re injected.

Dr. Yeargan also injects the cells in two places: in the bone underneath the damaged cartilage and into the joint (most providers only inject ABMAC and/or PRP into the joint).

PRP plus TSG-6

Dr. Yeargan creates PRP from your blood. Specialized equipment processes your blood, separating platelets and plasma from the other blood components. But before injecting your PRP, Dr. Yeargan eliminates unwanted (inflammatory) substances and adds concentrated TSG-6 proteins to your PRP, which optimizes your results.

When would I need cell therapy?

Dr. Yeargan specializes in using cell therapy to treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries

Cell therapy is especially beneficial if you have a severe injury or when the injured tissues have a poor blood supply. Your healing response slows down as you get older, a problem Dr. Yeargan overcomes with cell therapy.

To discover more about cell therapy and how it can ease your pain and improve your life, call Carolina Joint and Arthritis or book an appointment online today.