The American Academy of Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine is dedicated to meld time proven knowledge with new discoveries in diagnosis and non-operative treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions, and to facilitate patient’s access to treatment via addressing the biased opinions of insurance carriers on treatment options leading to regeneration and repair.
What is Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT)?
The term Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) was introduced by Felix Linetsky MD in 1999.
RIT is defined as a treatment for painful degenerative connective tissue diathesis utilizing chemical or biologic agents.
This definition is based on the current understanding of the pathology and the healing process.
Regenerative Injection therapy is a treatment that dates back to the 1830’s when injections were initially used to treat hernias and varicose veins.
In 1936 Dr. H. I. Biegeleisen coined the term Sclerotherapy which was universally adopted as treatment for varicose veins thou other less known applications are still in existence currently.
In 1956 Dr. G. S. Hackett named this treatment “Prolotherapy” and defined it as “rehabilitation of an incompetent structure by generation of new cellular tissue”, via injection of irritating substances to stimulate proliferation of fibrous connective tissue.
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