230 Miron Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
Dr. Dennis E. Minotti II, D.O. Regenerative Orthopedics in North Texas
Dr. Minotti is specialty trained in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. His primary focus is Regenerative Orthopedics, non-surgical procedures that stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. Injection of natural substances stimulate stem cells to heal joint tissue more quickly and completely, resulting in stronger, more stable joints. Regenerative Orthopedics provides excellent alternatives to surgery for many musculoskeletal conditions. Regenerative Orthopedics effectively bridges the gap between medications, which can mask pain but are not curative, and invasive surgeries.
- Stem Cell Therapy – If a joint area has been chronically injured and inflamed over a long period of time, “cellular depletion” occurs. The body no longer has local stem cells to heal the injury. In this case, repair cells, or adult stem cells, are taken from either the bone marrow or the adipose (fat) tissue of the patient, both known to contain adult stem cells. These are then injected into the damaged area to promote healing. Umbilical tissue from unwanted tissue contains a rich supply of Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that are pluripotent, or have the ability to differentiate into many types of cells.
- Prolotherapy – Prolotherapy is a technique for strengthening ligaments without surgery. Ligaments may stretch and become lax from injury or wear, resulting in pain and instability. The ligament is injected with natural substances to deliberately cause inflammation. The ligament responds by laying down collagen tissue which develops gradually into mature ligament creating a more stable joint.
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy – PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), an innovative and increasingly popular cellular treatment in Regenerative Orthopedics, promotes and accelerates the body’s natural healing process of soft tissue injuries and osteoarthritis. The patient’s blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets and their associated growth factors. Centrifuging increases the level of platelets from a concentration of 6% to 94. This concentration of cells is added to the patient’s plasma which contains a variety of proteins that are essential to connective tissue healing and then injected directly into the damaged tissue.