Regenerative medicine is a cutting-edge specialty field that helps over 500,000 Americans every year heal after an injury and rejuvenate damaged cells. At City Podiatry in New York City, the board-certified podiatrists can boost the health of your cells through expert replacement, renewal, and rejuvenation therapies. Learn more about the wide-ranging effects of regenerative medicine by calling the Midtown Manhattan office or booking an appointment online today.

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What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine refers to the medical field specializing in restoring damaged tissue through replacement, regeneration, and rejuvenation therapies.


Replacement therapy refers to the extraction of damaged cells and their replacement with healthy ones. The most common type of replacement therapy is an organ transplant.


Regeneration therapy refers to the injection of specific cells in any given treatment area to target damaged tissue and stimulate your body’s ability to heal them.


By boosting your body’s natural healing process, rejuvenation therapy can regulate the rate at which your body heals damage.

What are stem cells?

Every person has stem cells within their body that promote its healing abilities. Stem cells can develop in many areas within the body, such as the brain, lungs, or skin.

Stem cells can be divided into two types:

  • Embryonic stem cells: comes from embryos developed in vitro
  • Adult stem cells: develop later in life and break down into different areas of the body

The team at City Podiatry can determine which kind of stem cells best suits your condition.

What should I expect of regenerative medicine?

At City Podiatry, the team offers three main types of regenerative services:

Cellular therapies

As mentioned above, stem cells are integral in helping your body repair itself. If the affected area doesn’t have enough stem cells to heal correctly, your doctor might recommend cellular therapy to stimulate your body’s healing process.

An adult stem cell injection is the method of choice with cellular therapies. Your doctor extracts stem cells from your bone marrow, fat, blood, or skeletal muscle, and injects them in the treatment area.

Tissue engineering and biomaterials

Tissue engineering and biomaterials refer to the placement of biologically compatible tissue into the treatment area. This prompts your body to start creating new, healthy cells around the affected area to heal damage.

Medical devices and artificial organs

Organ transplants are some of the most common types of regenerative services. If you’ve been diagnosed with a condition that affects one of your organs and causes severe symptoms, your doctor might start looking for a suitable donor to fix the issue.

While regenerative medicine is a rapidly evolving field, its benefits significantly outweigh its risks. To learn more about how to naturally boost your body’s healing process, schedule an appointment at City Podiatry online or by phone today.