September 21, 2015

Treating Damaged Joints w/ Your Body's Own Stem Cells


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In its basic form, biologics are intended to use the body’s own tissues, in concentrated form, to accelerate the healing process.


Bone marrow is the soft spongy tissue that is found in the center of our bones. In adults, marrow in the large bones are the producing center of our red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma components. Since this is the location of production, immature forms of these cells, called stem cells, will be found here.

More About Jeffrey R. Dugas, M.D.

Jeffrey R. Dugas, M.D. treats all types of orthopedic sports injuries, including injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He also performs total joint replacement surgery of the shoulder and knee. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and the sub-specialty of sports medicine.

For more information, or to request an appointment with Dr. Dugas, contact Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center at (205) 939-3699 and request to speak with Dr. Dugas' appointment scheduler.