Orthobiologics is a continuously evolving field that allows physicians more options for helping repair injuries to the musculoskeletal system that may not be treatable through conventional methods. When surgery is not your best (or first) choice to heal bone and tissue, these treatments may be appropriate for you:
- PRP (platelet rich plasma): During this patented process, a portion of your blood with a high platelet concentration is drawn. It is then reinjected to promote the healing of soft tissue injuries and conditions and a variety of musculoskeletal problems.
- Stem Cell Injections: Stem cells have the unique ability to renew and regenerate damaged tissue. The doctors extract stem cells from your bone marrow and reinject the cells into an area of the body that is no longer capable of healing itself.
By utilizing these biological technologies when appropriate, surgeons can address cartilage defects, nonunion of bones and previously irreparable tendon tears. Opting for these techniques can aid patients suffering from bone, cartilage and soft tissue loss and injury.