Also called regenerative medicine, these therapies use natural substances to relieve pain and speed healing and recovery. Early arthritis, tendon tears, osteoarthritis, and tennis elbow are some of the conditions that can be successfully treated with orthobiologics.
Orthobiologics is an ever-changing field but know that we are using the most current techniques as permitted under federal guidelines.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that increases the natural growth factors found in our blood cells to help heal damaged tissue.
Plasma versus platelets
The liquid portion of whole blood is called plasma. Platelets, on the other hand, are the blood cells that cause blood to clot, as well as other necessary growth and healing functions.
For these therapeutic injections, we use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood and inject it into the injured part of your body. These injections can help accelerate healing in ligaments, muscles, tendons, joints and even bones. These injections often reduce the need for ongoing medications to control pain.