Doctor speaks on ‘regeneration therapies’ at Rancho Santa Fe Library


The “future” is happening now for San Diego patients as they explore emerging regenerative medicine options for their sports, spine, and arthritis care. Quadruple board-certified physician Alexandra Bunyak, M.D., spoke Jan. 22 at the RSF Library about the latest advances in stem cells, platelet-rich plasma, and prolotherapy.

Bunyak’s lecture was titled “Regeneration Generation: Innovative Therapies for Sports, Spine, and Arthritis Care.”

Prolotherapy involves the injection of an irritant solution into a joint space, weakened ligament, or tendon insertion to relieve pain. The injection is administered at joints or at tendons where they connect to bone.

Prolotherapy treatment sessions are generally given every two to six weeks for several months in a series ranging from 3 to 6 or more treatments. Many patients receive treatment at less frequent intervals until treatments are rarely required, if at all.

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Photos by Jon Clark.