Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

Arthritis and other degenerative conditions can cause chronic pain and make it difficult for you to work and stay active. If you’re worried about needing surgery to end chronic pain in your hips, knees, or shoulder, Paul Eliot Hughes, MD, can provide the solution you need. At his San Mateo, California, orthopedic practice, Dr. Hughes offers cutting-edge regenerative medicine therapies to heal joint and tissue damage without surgery or extended downtime. Learn more about the many benefits of regenerative medicine by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hughes.

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a revolutionary approach to healing the body from the inside. A variety of regenerative techniques are available to improve your overall health, reduce chronic pain, and help facilitate repair of diseased or damaged tissue, bone, and muscle.


Popular options in regenerative medicine are available at the orthopedic practice of Dr. Hughes, including innovative treatments like:


  • Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Bone Marrow Concentrate /Autologous Adult Mesenchymal Cells


To determine if you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine, Dr. Hughes performs a thorough evaluation of your injury and overall health. He might initially recommend regenerative medicine therapies if you’re in good health and don’t require immediate surgery.

What is bone-marrow-concentrate?

Bone marrow concentrate (BMC) is made up of fluids from your bone marrow. This concentrate contains important autologous regenerative cells. Under the right conditions, they are capable of developing into other types of cells with the potential to regenerate damaged tissue.


Dr. Hughes uses bone marrow concentrate therapy to help heal diseased or injured joints, cartilage, tendons, and muscle to prevent the need for surgery and other more invasive treatments. He can recommend bone marrow concentrate to address chronic pain from conditions that interfere with mobility in your knee, shoulder, hip, or elbow, wrist, and ankle.


Learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine today by watching our videos or calling Dr. Hughes’ San Mateo California office or by requesting an appointment online.