In recent years, medical researchers have been exploring how to tap into and amplify your body’s healing resources, like stem cells and platelets, and the results have been very successful. At the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in North Miami, Florida, Dr. Steven Gorin offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, as well as stem cell therapies, to his patients to promote faster healing. To explore this regenerative medicine, call or schedule an appointment using online booking today.
About Dr. Steven Gorin
Dr. Steven Gorin D.O. completed his undergraduate studies at Boston University, earned a M.S.Ed in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami, and then began his medical career by attaining his D.O. degree at Nova-Southeastern University. Afterwards, he traveled to Detroit, Michigan for an Internship at Botsford General Hospital and an orthopaedic surgery residency was then performed at the Medical Center of Independence in Kansas City, Missouri. He finished his training by doing a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Philadelphia at Pennsylvania Hospital. Subsequent to that he completed a Fellowship in Stem Cell Therapy by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Gorin is fluent in both English and Spanish.
PRP therapy is fast becoming a popular treatment tool in orthopaedic circles to address joint problems, as well as to promote faster healing after surgery.
Your blood contains four ingredients:
+ White blood cells
+ Red blood cells
Your platelets are largely responsible for clotting, but they also contain hundreds of proteins, or growth factors, that accelerate healing.
To isolate your platelets, Dr. Gorin draws your blood and places it in a centrifuge. Once he separates out your platelets, he mixes the concentrate back into your plasma and then injects the resulting mixture into areas that could benefit from growth factors to encourage regeneration and healing.
Stem cell therapy is another form of regenerative medicine that utilizes the powerful healing resources of the human body.
The human stem cell is fascinating because of its ability to become other cells. Most cells in your body are designed for one purpose and multiply and regenerate for that sole purpose. However, your stem cells are undifferentiated and can travel to wherever they’re needed, become the necessary cell, and then multiply indefinitely as that type of cell.
Stem cells are strongest during embryonic development as they help shape a fetus in the womb. These stem cells are found in the embryo, the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus, and in the umbilical cord blood.
As you grow older, you still have stem cells in your body, but they aren’t as strong or as numerous as they once were.
With stem cell therapy, Dr. Gorin utilizes these cells to help your damaged tissue regenerate faster to promote faster healing. Dr. Gorin uses stem cells from three sources:
+ Your own body, which are analogous
+ Amniotic stem cells
+ Umbilical cord blood
To determine which option is best for you, Dr. Gorin sits down with you to discuss your unique health situation and treatment goals.
Dr. Gorin turns to stem cell and PRP therapy anytime soft tissue could use a regenerative and healing boost. This could help joints with degenerative conditions like arthritis, or help your body heal more quickly after a surgery.
Dr. Gorin also uses both therapies for tendon, muscle, and ligament tears.
To learn more about tapping the human body’s healing resources, call the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
Listen to what our patients have to say about their experience with Dr. Gorin.
Dr. Gorin and his staff are beyond amazing. I was actually late to my appointment and still seen almost right away. Everyone is very friendly! The office is impeccable and pretty, with state of the art clean equipment. I was quite impressed. Dr. Gorin was thorough and professional but still friendly and funny. He was honest with his suggestions and very helpful. I felt well taken care of and highly recommend his practice especially if you are athletic, he seems very specialized in this area which I loved.
I found the whole experience with Dr. Gorin and his staff to be absolutely top class. The staff were bright, professional and courteous. Dr Gorin did an exceptional job of explaining his diagnosis and I left feeling that I couldn’t be in better hands.
I fractured my wrist and needed to see him after an emergency visit I called the answering service and left a message after 15 min he called me back and you don't see that level of care anymore from a physician but Dr. Steven Gorin cares and the following day he was able to see me. I will never go to another orthopedic again if I can help it.
Dr. Gorin and his staff were efficient, thorough and genial in providing service to my 90-year old mother-in-law. We appreciated the short wait times through the intake, x-ray and exam/consultation processes.
Has to be the best overall doctor/healthcare experience I’ve had. I went to Dr. Gorin for a second opinion and he should have been my first.
Dr. Gorin was kind and compassionate and took his time to explain my condition and treatment options. Fantastic experience!
Very knowledgeable, pleasant in and out, with very hi tech equipment and attentive personal. Strongly recommend. He will help.