Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Dr. Maurice W. Aiken, DPM -  - Podiatry

Bay Breeze Foot & Ankle Specialists

Dr. Maurice W. Aiken, DPM

Podiatry & Alternative Medicine located in Dunedin, FL

Thanks to regenerative medicine, it’s possible to encourage your body’s natural healing process without invasive treatments like surgery. At Bay Breeze Foot & Ankle Specialists, board-certified foot and ankle surgeon Maurice W. Aiken, DPM, offers a variety of regenerative medicine services on-site, including stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and amnio Fluid Flow™ injections. To make an appointment at the practice in Dunedin, Florida, call the office today or schedule online.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine uses all-natural substances like platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, or amniotic fluid to replace tissues damaged by disease or injury. Specifically, it triggers your body’s natural healing process, eliminating the need for more invasive measures of care like surgery. 

Because regenerative medicine uses naturally occurring substances, there’s little risk of complications. In addition, treatment is quick, pain-free, and results in lasting outcomes.

What are the types of regenerative medicine?

At Bay Breeze Foot & Ankle Specialists, Dr. Aiken offers several types of regenerative medicine, including:

Stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy involves Dr. Aiken injecting a solution of stem cells into your body. Stem cells are unique in that they can transform into any other type of cell. That means they’re capable of regenerating new, healthy tissues. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

PRP uses natural growth factors in your blood, called platelets, to promote healing and healthy circulation. By injecting a PRP solution into an injured or diseased joint, it’s possible to relieve swelling and inflammation, while reducing the risk of additional complications.

Amnio Fluid Flow™ injections

Amnio Fluid Flow injections are a type of allograft procedure. Specifically, Fluid Flow injections contain amniotic fluid, a liquid within the placenta. When administered by a physician, they promote tissue repair and healing.

Erchonia® cold laser therapy

Erchonia cold laser therapy uses low-level light energy to relieve swelling and inflammation caused by foot and ankle problems like plantar fasciitis or a fracture. Treatment is entirely noninvasive and provides lasting results.

Does regenerative medicine take more than one appointment?

Yes. The majority of regenerative medicine treatments are cumulative, meaning the results they provide improve over time. To ensure a positive outcome, Dr. Aiken typically recommends a series of at least three appointments spaced several weeks or months apart.

What type of regenerative medicine will benefit me most?

To determine the type of regenerative medicine that will benefit you most, Dr. Aiken reviews your medical history, conducts a comprehensive exam, and asks about your symptoms. After making an official diagnosis, he can develop a custom care plan that aligns with your needs.

To explore the benefits of regenerative medicine, make an appointment at Bay Breeze Foot & Ankle Specialists by calling the office today or scheduling online.