Stem Cells: Regenerative Medicine

Providing Physicians


Stephan Esser, MD

Dr. Stephan Esser brings a new angle to Southeast Orthopedic Specialists’ spectrum of care as a nonoperative sports medicine and spine specialist. A diplomat of physical medicine and rehabilitation with fellowship training in sports medicine, Dr. Esser offers refined diagnostic assessments and conservative methods of care ranging from acupuncture to personalized physical therapy protocols, prolotheraphy and orthobiologic treatments. Dr. Esser seeks to quickly and efficiently return patients to optimal function and performance.

Stem Cells: Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative orthopedic medicine harnesses the bodies innate healing mechanisms found in adipose, platelets and bone marrow and focuses them in powerful ways. In combination with traditional orthopedic approaches it offers patients exciting new ways to treat common conditions. By extracting adipose, marrow and blood cells we can concentrate and inject these cells into the appropriate body part to offer relief to the patient. Schedule a visit today with one of our providers to learn more and see if regenerative orthopedic medicine is right for you.

Types of Therapies


Our Physicians utilize adipose tissue and bone marrow delicately extracted from your hip and flank area. After processing the bone marrow and adipose, specific cells are injected under ultrasound guidance into the affected body regions to nourish and help regenerate aging and injured cells and tissue.

Treatment Areas:

Osteoarthritis in Joints
Osteochondral Defect (Cartilage Injuries)
Muscle, Tendon or Ligament Tear
Lumbar Disc Disease
Labral Injuries: Shoulder and Hip
Chronic Tendon Injuries

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

Our Physicians utilize your own blood cells extracted with a small IV. Platelets are concentrated and then injected into the affected body region to stimulate the bodies natural healing process.

Treatment Areas:

Acute and chronic muscle strains
Ligament Sprains
Muscle Fibrosis
Joint Capsular Laxity
Osteoarthritis of Joints

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Shaun Janse van Rensburg, DC

Chiropractic Physician

Expert Chiropractic Medicine encompasses manual manipulations of the spine and extremities to restore proper mobility of the joint. Additionally, manual manipulations focus on proper biomechanics to avoid compensation throughout the body that could lead to pain and injury.



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