Specialist Treatments

Next Gen & Regenerative Treatments

Advanced Biological Therapies for Joint and Spine Health

Treatment of Arthritis and Inflammatory conditions | Dr Anthony Hammond

Next Gen / Regen Treatment Options with Dr Hammond

Rheumatologist in Harley Street, West London and St Helier, Jersey.

In the ever-evolving field of medical treatments, regenerative biologic therapies like stem cells and activated plasma agents represent the frontier of innovation. These next-generation treatments offer promising alternatives for managing joint and spine health.

Well-known agents such as Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (APRP) have been used for years in joint and tendon injections. Today, the range of available therapies has expanded to include advanced options like N-Stride, Goldic, Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC), and Lipogems, providing patients with more effective and longer-lasting solutions.

Activated plasma treatments work by drawing a patient’s own blood, separating its components, and using the cell-rich plasma for injection. This method, which includes variations like Goldic plasma, aims to provide the benefits of steroids but with added reparative effects. Stem cell therapies, sourced from bone marrow or adipose tissue, deliver regenerative hormones and growth factors to repair local damage, particularly benefiting younger patients.

These innovative treatments are now becoming preferred options for conditions where traditional interventions and surgeries were once the only choices.

Types of Next Gen Treatments

Activated Plasma Treatments

Activated plasma treatments, such as APRP, N-Stride, and Goldic, use your own blood to create cell-rich injections that provide longer-lasting relief and promote tissue repair.

Stem Cell Therapies

Stem cell therapies, including BMAC and Lipogems, harness regenerative cells from bone marrow or adipose tissue to stimulate healing and repair damaged tissues.

Spinal Applications of Biologic Therapies

Innovative biologic therapies are increasingly used in spinal treatments, offering alternatives to traditional interventions and surgeries for intervertebral disc problems.

Medical Cannabis for Pain Management

Medical cannabinoids are becoming a preferred option for pain management, particularly for conditions with sleep disturbance, providing a safer and more effective alternative to strong opiates.

Next Gen Treatment Options with Dr Hammond

The frontier of medical treatment is continuously advancing, with regenerative biologic therapies leading the way in many clinical areas. Treatments such as APRP (Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma), N-Stride, and Goldic are revolutionising the management of joint and tendon issues by providing longer-lasting relief and promoting tissue repair. Stem cell therapies, derived from bone marrow (BMAC) or adipose tissue (Lipogems), offer promising regenerative capabilities, especially for younger patients. These treatments work by delivering active regenerative hormones and growth factors that help repair local damage.

In spinal care, the use of biologic therapies is expanding, presenting new options for treating intervertebral disc problems that were once limited to surgical interventions. While these treatments are still considered unproven in UK medicine, they are gaining acceptance and usage in many other countries. It’s important to note that no treatment is 100% successful, and individual outcomes may vary.

For pain management, particularly when traditional painkillers fail, medical cannabinoids (Medical Cannabis) offer a safer and potentially more effective alternative to strong opiates. Early studies have shown promising results for conditions like sleep disturbance and fibromyalgia syndrome, suggesting better outcomes than current standard medical care in the UK. However, it’s important to understand that prescribing medical cannabinoids can be complex and costly, requiring careful optimisation of dosages and preparations.

As these innovative treatments continue to evolve, they provide new hope and options for patients seeking effective, non-surgical solutions for their pain and joint issues. Always consult with a medical professional to explore the best treatment options for your specific condition.