Sep 21, 2018

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Orthobiologics: Cutting Edge Technology for Arthritic Knees and Shoulders

The field of Orthobiologics is comprised of fairly new techniques that orthopedic surgeons are using to treat arthritis, particularly in the knees and shoulders. It might be the perfect arthritis treatment for you in Oklahoma City. The science behind this is the use of your own body’s healing measures. It is used to help joints, muscles, and even bones to heal at a much faster rate.

The Three Types of Orthobiologic Treatments in Use

Currently there are three ways of treating arthritis pain that are in use:

  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) which is where your own blood is drawn, placed into a centrifuge to separate the plasma out, and then injected to the affected area. In effect, this should cause a reaction very much like an attraction and draw your body’s stem cells to the site to speed up the healing process

  • Autologous Cartilage Implantation is completed with either your own cartilage cells or donor cells. Treatment is done by injecting the cells into the injured area and works for both shoulders and knees or affected areas of the body.

Both types of treatments are minimally invasive and provide very promising results.

  • A surgical treatment that is also used to treat arthritis is Bone Marrow Stimulation. This is typically used to treat degenerative and/or other cartilage issues. A surgeon will drill holes, particularly in the knee, and your own stem cells cause cartilage regeneration.

The Science of Orthobiologics Can Lead to a Pain Free Future

The possibilities with this medical treatment are endless. Doctors and scientists are working every day to come up with new and better uses for Orthobiologics. If you have tried various treatments and pain medications and they have not worked, then you should schedule a consult with Calvin Johnson, MD. He studied these procedures in Germany with world-class surgeons.

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