If you’re a constant sufferer from a past orthopedic injury or chronic joint condition, consider orthobiologic medicine, an advanced therapy procedure, available at Avera Orthopedics in Sioux Falls, SD.
How Does Orthobiologic Medicine Work?
Orthobiologic medicine relies on the body’s ability to heal itself. It is the process of using the body’s natural healing system to promote soft cartilage growth. The main agent in such regeneration is the cell.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses a concentration of platelet cells taken from your own blood. When concentrate platelets (the PRP) are injected, the platelets explode and release growth factors that recruit the cells to fill in the cracks. PRP boosts your body’s natural healing by growing and maturing cells already in your body and improving blood flow with injections at the injury location.
Other Orthobiologic Medicine Therapy Options
If more cells are needed for healing, they can be extracted from your bone marrow or from the fat layer underneath your skin. The bone marrow cells are called Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA), and are removed from bone marrow in your pelvis and the fat cells are called Adipose Derived Cells (ADC) and removed from stomach fat layer. Both procedures are done in a minimally invasive way and with very little discomfort.
These isolated cells can then be injected together with your PRP—boosting the regenerative process.
This procedure can also help tendon pain, although these patients often receive similar outcomes using only the PRP injection, without needing to extract additional cells.
Placental tissue matrix (PTM) uses an injection of donated, healthy human placental tissue to give the body the source it needs to reduce inflammation, support tissue re-growth and avoid scar tissue.