Regenerative Orthopedics are natural non-surgical methods that assist the body to heal injured tendons and ligaments. These treatments help your body make new cells by boosting the natural healing cascade of the body. This serves to strengthen lax or torn ligaments and tendons, and repairs the damaged structures. It also helps patients avoid joint and spine surgery.
If you have had chronic pain that remains even after weeks, months, or years of healing, then it’s time to seek out a practitioner who is experienced in Regenerative Orthopedics. The problem lies in the fact that both ligaments and tendons have poor circulations. And it is this lack of blood supply to the injured area that deprives the injured area of the nutrients it needs to heal properly.
And although the blood supply is low, the presence of nerves is not. So these nerves become stretched and irritated in these weakened areas, and the tweaked nerves send out pain signals. Additionally, the ongoing weakness in the ligaments and tendons will also lead to degenerative of the cartilage. Eventually, arthritis will result. It is not uncommon for surgery to be recommended at this point.
But non-surgical Regenerative Orthopedics is a more logical alternative, and one that does not require extended downtime. Regenerative Orthopedics can help you avoid joint and spine surgery. It can boost healing in your joint and help you to achieve the pain-free results you seek.
Dextrose Prolotherapy is just one type of Regenerative Orthopedics. It involves a series of 6-8 treatments with injections of a mild proliferant that stimulates the healing process. Prolotherapy is an excellent alternative to cortisone injections, which in long-term studies have been shown to actually weaken tissue. Prolotherapy is effective at eliminating pain in many different painful conditions.
Platelet Rich Plasma uses the patients own blood to concentrate platelets by a factor of 7 to 10 times. That means there are a lot of growth factors available in this concentrated solution. The solution rich in growth factors can then be injected into the damaged area to catalyze the growth of new soft tissue. PRP is good for structures such as the labrum of the hip and shoulder, the knee meniscus, and some forms of arthritis.
Stem Cell Therapy is derived from the patients own bone marrow stem cells and adipose stem cells. These cells can regenerate tissue like cartilage. Typically, stem cell therapy is used to regenerative articular cartilage, but it can also regenerative ligaments and tendons. This treatment is generally used in more advanced cases, such as degenerative arthritis, severe tendon injuries, and severely degenerated joints.
All three regenerative techniques accelerate fibroblastic proliferation through cell growth, proteosynthesis, reparation, the remodeling of tissue, and chondrocyte proliferation. All of which amplify the body’s own repair process and accelerate healing.
Regenerative Orthopedics help you to avoid joint and spine surgery and to live pain free without the need for invasive surgery. And it is tolerated well by people of all ages.
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