We offer many orthobiologic procedures that vary considerably with regards to invasiveness, potential risk and cost. I will use diagnostic imaging and physical exam to determine the appropriate type of biologic for your orthopaedic condition. Links to the most common procedures can be found below:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a preparation of human blood with an increased platelet concentration produced by concentrating a larger volume of a patient’s own blood. Platelets contain growth factors which are concentrated through processing to release high amounts of these factors to an injury site to augment the natural healing process. Improvements in soft tissue healing have been demonstrated with a 1.5 to 5 times increase in growth factors.
Cellular Therapy, previously known as “stem cell therapy”, uses the patient’s own tissue/cells to augment local healing processes. Previous studies have shown that these progenitor cells influence healing by decreasing inflammation and pain. It is generally accepted that these positive clinical effects are achieved by chemical messages (growth factors, exosomes, mediators) released from the cells at the site of injection
Allograft Biologics are tissues from another human that are injected or transplanted into a patient to improve or restore function of the patient’s body. There are a wide variety of allograft procedures that range from tissue transplantation surgical procedures requiring the patient to be on a tissue transplant waiting list, to procedures that use preserved tissue in a vial that can be injected in the office setting.