Orthopaedic Care

 

Orthobiologics

At Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine we utilize the latest advancements in Orthopaedics to fuel your recovery. The emerging field of regenerative medicine includes the use of stem cells and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to aid in the healing of your musculoskeletal injuries. Our elite team of Sports Medicine specialists focus on latest data behind Orthobiologics and offer PRP while monitoring the latest research on stem cell efficacy.

Orthobiologics are biological substances often used during orthopaedic surgery to promote quicker healing in broken bones, and musculoskeletal injuries. We use the natural substances, such as matrix, growth factors, stems cells, and platelet rich plasma (PRP) in higher than normal concentrations in order to help speed up our patients healing process.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments are focused on treating inflammation and promoting recovery when appropriate. PRP is plasma with a higher concentration of platelets per volume than normal whole blood. Your own blood is collected (~15cc), spun down and processed using a centrifuge, and then the PRP is collected. There are different preparations of PRP including leukocyte (white blood cell) rich and leuckocyte poor. The elevated volume of platelets, growth and anti-inflammatory factors have been shown to improve the speed of healing by enriching the biological healing environment.

PRP is commonly used in the treatment of:

  • Tendon injuries and tendinopathy
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle tears

Stem cells are immature cells that have the unique ability to turn into muscle, tendon, bone, or cartilage. When paired with an injury, the future goal of regenerative medicine is for stem cells to develop into the needed cell type, aiding the speed and type of healing. This is still an emerging treatment option and no strong conclusive data is yet available to support its cost versus benefit.

Our team of Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons are well-versed in the advancements and treatments using various types of orthobiologics and will determine if it is the right treatment option for you. At this time insurance companies do not cover these innovative interventions.

 

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