Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Elite Foot & Ankle Associates

Trevor J. Haynes, DPM, FACFAOM, AACFAS

Podiatrist located in Portland, OR & Sandy, OR

Regenerative Medicine Q&A

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative Medicine therapies are performed in our clinic as an outpatient procedure. They involve an injection of concentrated growth factors or stem cells to regenerate and heal tissues in joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments.

Dr. Haynes uses these therapies to treat acute or chronic pain conditions related to degenerative disease. Regenerative therapies involve obtaining concentrated platelets, growth factors or adult stem cells to accelerate the healing process.

What can Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma treat?

Chronic Joint pain like Osteoarthritis.  This type of arthritis is common in feet and patients will often complain of joint stiffness, throbbing, and swelling. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but regenerative medicine therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and bone marrow derived stem cell therapy are a new generation of treatments that have been proven to be safe, effective, and have lasting results.

How does Stem Cell Therapy and PRP work?

1. Collection Process

Stem Cells: Aspiration of Bone Marrow or Adipose in a specialized container

Platelet Rich Plasma: A small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system


2. Isolation of cells or platelets

 A high concentration of cells or platelets are separated by being centrifuged at high speeds with a specialized system


3. Injection Process

The stem cells and PRP are then accurately injected into the injured tissue or affected site using ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance

Why choose Regenerative Therapy?Reduce the need for Major Surgery

The need for surgery can be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses. Because the goal of regenerative therapy is to heal injured tissue and not just mask the pain, it could prove to have lasting results.

  1. Quick Healing

Many professionals and athletes have undergone regenerative therapy to help them heal more rapidly from an injury and get back to full activity. Regenerative medicine procedures are ideal for individuals who face ailments such as: patellar tendon injury, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon injury and want to get back to being active ASAP.


Stem Cell Therapy Procedures can treat a wide variety of conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tears
  • Ankle and Foot Arthritis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage Defects
  • Fractures
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendonitis

PRP THERAPY is used for a variety of conditions

  • Arthritis of the Joints
  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Ligament, Cartilage, and Tendon Injuries

For more information on Regenerative Medicine see our blog post here.

As a doctor with extensive experience with Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Haynes will find the best solution for you. Call Elite Foot & Ankle Associates today, or use the online scheduler to request a same-day appointment and see how Regenerative Medicine can help you.