There have been many advances in orthopedic treatment in recent years. If you have an orthopedic condition such as arthritis, degenerating joints, or shoulder or knee injuries, you may benefit from these new treatments. Even older injuries that are still causing pain and mobility issues can often be successfully treated with these new treatments.
PRP treatment is one of the latest methods of orthopedic treatment. PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. Your blood will be drawn by a technician, and then spun at high speeds to extract the platelets. These concentrated platelets are then placed in a suspension of your plasma and injected into the site of your pain or injury. The results usually take 4 to 6 weeks, but you will start seeing improvement quickly. Because the platelets and plasma are your own, there is no worry of contamination or rejection.
Stem Cell Therapies
New advances have also been made in stem cell research and the conditions that can be treated with stem cell therapy. With stem cell therapy, your bone marrow will be extracted, usually from the hip. This bone marrow is then used to extract stem cells, which are placed in a suspension and injected into the site of your pain or injury. Stem cells promote growth of new tissues and is very useful in degenerative medicine.
If you have been suffering from orthopedic issues and are looking for new treatment options instead of surgery, we can help. Contact our offices today to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive exam. We can discuss your options and let you know if you are a candidate for these new treatments.