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Kessler Offers New Regenerative Medicine Program for Individuals with Orthopedic Injuries

West Orange, NJ - Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has launched a new Regenerative Medicine Program, a specialized medical treatment that uses a person's blood cells to help heal and rebuild tissues following a sports, spine or orthopedic injury.

"Studies have shown regenerative medicine to be highly effective in treating individuals with orthopedic, musculoskeletal and certain neurologic conditions, and we are excited to bring this new program to our patients," said Bruce Pomeranz, M.D., Medical Director and Chief Quality Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.

According to Gerard A. Malanga, M.D., who heads the new program, regenerative medicine involves the use of an individual's own blood and stem cells to help repair damaged structures, including tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. It relies on the body's natural ability to heal itself and, for many patients, is a viable option to surgery.

"There is a wide range of regenerative medicine treatments available, such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Concentrate and Lipogems®, that can help people recover more quickly and be able to resume their active lives," explained Dr. Malanga. "It's an important treatment option for our patients."

Dr. Malanga, a leader in the field of sports and regenerative medicine, is the founder of the New Jersey Regenerative Institute L.L.C., in Cedar Knolls, N.J. and former director of pain management at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J. He currently serves as a clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is the chair of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Task Force on Regenerative Medicine. In addition, he was recently elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine.

For more information about the Regenerative Medicine Program at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, or to schedule an appointment at our West Orange campus, located at 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, call 973.243.6943.

 

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