We offer minimally invasive orthobiologic procedures to restore healthy joints and tissue and relieve pain from acute and chronic injuries.
Stem Cell Therapy
Autologous (from your own body) mesenchymal stem cells are cells in the body that can differentiate or change into tissue such as bone, cartilage, and muscle. When injected into a certain area, these cells initiate a healing process. This complex process helps regenerate and restore healthy tissue. Autologous stem cells are extracted from the patient’s own body through either a bone marrow aspiration or a fat tissue aspiration.
Platelets are blood cells with several roles in the body. One role is to help the body heal. Platelet Rich Plasma is blood plasma that has been manipulated to remove the red blood cells and concentrate the platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins or growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These vital active proteins jumpstart the healing process of injuries to connective tissue including bone, tendons, and ligaments.
Prolotherapy is a method of injecting irritant solutions- usually 50% dextrose plus saline and lidocaine- to stimulate the body’s own healing response. Through the chemical irritation of tissues, a temporary inflammatory reaction is created. This causes a natural growth factor elevation that helps promote tissue repair. Prolotherapy performs better than traditional corticosteroid injections for eliminating pain.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections are an FDA-approved treatment for mild to moderate osteoarthritis. They work by lubricating painful joints and promoting optimal function, especially for individuals who have not been able to achieve relief through other conservative measures.
These injections also provide a natural anti-inflammatory effect, reducing pain and often avoiding the need for steroid injections. They are an early intervention option for patients hoping to avoid joint replacement.
Bone Marrow Cell Therapy
Bone marrow cell therapy is a non-surgical minimally invasive therapy. It contains natural proteins that may reduce inflammation and pain. These cells are obtained from the patient’s own body and are then concentrated via centrifuge processing, eliminating any unwanted components. These concentrated cells are then injected into injured tissues via ultrasound or x-ray guidance. One or many locations may be targeted: for example, in the knee depending on location and diagnosis, the surrounding soft tissue meniscus, ligaments or tendons may be targeted as well as the joint.
A2M is naturally contained in blood plasma and acts as an important carrier for numerous proteins and growth factors. It is part of a family of protease inhibitors, meaning that it can deactivate a variety of proteinases that typically degrade cartilage by reducing inflammation in arthritic joints.
Research suggests that A2M may potentially halt the degenerative process in arthritis. Studies have suggested that A2M can protect cartilage cells (chondrocytes) in post-traumatic osteoarthritis.