Regenerative medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissue to repair damaged and injured parts of the body. Because regenerative medicine uses a person’s own cells to generate the new tissue, the healing process is natural and may allow the individual to avoid surgery. Regenerative medicine is also referred to as biologic medicine because biologics use the body’s own blood, or progenitor cells, to stimulate healing. An injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) calls progenitor cells to the damaged area. These cells then turn into the type of cell needed for healing.