Regenerative Therapy Injections [Video]

Ask the Expert: Regenerative Medicine Video Series

About the video: How often can I have regenerative therapy injections?

Summit Orthopedics’ experts Steven Stulc, D.O., Kirk Scofield, M.D., and Brennan Boettcher, D.O. explain why there really is no limitation for repeated regenerative medicine treatments.

Meet Steven Stulc, D.O.

Dr. Stulc’s approach: “My goal is to treat patients with a comprehensive approach to their spine related disorders, understanding that improving pain and function can have a tremendous impact on quality of life.”

Dr. Stulc’s education: Dr. Stulc studied at Southwestern Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN for his undergraduate degree, and he completed his medical degree at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. Following his residency in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Mayo Clinic, he completed advanced fellowship training in Interventional Pain Medicine at Penn State University’s Department of Anesthesiology in Hershey, PA.

Meet Kirk Scofield, M.D.

Dr. Scofield’s education: Dr. Scofield completed his undergraduate studies at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. He attended medical school and received his degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. His residency was at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. He completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A fellowship is the highest level of advanced professional training for physicians.

Meet Brennan Boettcher, D.O.

Dr. Boettcher’s approach to care: “My goal is simple; getting you back to the activities you love. At Summit, we help you achieve your healthiest version of yourself by rehabilitating injuries, utilizing cutting-edge treatments such as minimally-invasive ultrasound guided procedures and regenerative medicine, and reserving surgery as a last resort.”

Dr. Boettcher’s education: Dr. Boettcher completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He attended medical school and received his degree from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. His residency was in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine from the Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A fellowship is the highest level of advanced professional training for physicians.

Expert care

Summit’s team of experts provide innovative regenerative medicine therapies for those looking for an alternative to traditional treatments. They can treat arthritic joint pain, sports injuries, neck and back conditions—creating an environment to trigger tissue repair and healing.

Start your journey to better function and less pain. Visit our regenerative medicine services hub and find your expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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Video Transcription

The beauty about regenerative medicine is we’re essentially taking your body’s own healing cascade, concentrating it, and then delivering it to an area of injury. There is no ceiling of how many times you can deliver those products to that injured tissue. You can do it relatively indefinitely without any type of harm. That’s one of the nice things about regenerative therapies is that there really is not downside to having repeated injections if and when you need them. In comparison to cortisone, you really want to limit those injections as much as you can – only use them when you need them and try to avoid having too many over time. But with regenerative medicine treatments, there really is no limitation. It can absolutely be repeated as often as is necessary. It’s a very safe procedure. Generally, you know, if people get benefit less than six months, we won’t repeat it. But if it’s lasting more than six months and a patient wants to, we’re more than happy to repeat it as often as necessary to keep their activity and lifestyle the way they want it to be.

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