Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cells & PRP) Specialist

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine and Regenerative Orthopedics located in Glendale, CA

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Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cells & PRP) services offered in Glendale, CA

Regenerative medicine is a revolutionary approach to treatment that focuses on rebuilding healthy tissues rather than simply treating the symptoms. Orthopedic surgeon Sevag Bastian, MD, in Glendale, California, provides a variety of regenerative medicine treatments, including stem cells, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and viscosupplementation. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn how regenerative medicine can help you.

Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cells & PRP) Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine involves various techniques that utilize your body’s natural ability to heal itself. When you experience an injury or disease, it triggers your body’s innate healing response. Regenerative medicine harnesses this response and makes it more robust. This helps to accelerate healing and rebuild damaged tissues without surgery. 

What are the types of regenerative medicine?

Dr. Bastian uses many regenerative medicine techniques, including:

Platelet-rich plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a high concentration of platelets from your blood. In addition to forming blood clots, platelets contain hundreds of specialized proteins that play an important role in healing. Injecting PRP into an injured area accelerates the healing process. 

Stem cells

Stem cells are unique in their ability to differentiate or develop into other types of cells. For example, one stem cell may generate more stem cells, or it may create specialized cells like cartilage, bone, or muscle. When injected, stem cells generate healthy new cells that rebuild damaged or injured tissue.


Viscosupplementation involves injecting a thick, viscous fluid called hyaluronate into a joint with osteoarthritis. Hyaluronate is a derivative of hyaluronic acid, a natural lubricating substance that helps tissues glide over one another smoothly. 

Dr. Bastian uses Synvisc-One®, a high-quality viscosupplementation product, to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. 

What conditions can regenerative medicine treat?

Dr. Bastian begins with the most conservative approach to treatment. If you continue to experience pain, he may recommend regenerative medicine as a non-surgical treatment. He uses regenerative medicine to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Chronic joint pain and arthritis
  • Chronic tendon injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Hamstring strains
  • Knee sprains
  • Acute ligament and muscle injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sports injuries

He may also use regenerative medicine to speed up your recovery after surgical treatment, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.

What should I expect from a regenerative medicine treatment?

First, Dr. Bastian explains your condition and discusses the best regenerative medicine techniques for your needs. This may include PRP, stem cells, viscosupplementation, or a combination of these treatments. 

Regenerative medicine injections are in-office procedures that involve little risk and no downtime for recovery. You may experience an increase in pain and swelling after your injection, but inflammation is a normal part of your healing process and will subside.

If you think you may benefit from regenerative medicine, call Sevag Bastian, MD, or book an appointment online today.