Regenerative Medicine for Arthritis
Understanding arthritis and joint pain
When our joints are healthy, we tackle the daily tasks of life with ease. For the 50 million Americans with arthritis, simple activities like opening jars, playing sports, and even taking an evening stroll can become discouraging as affected joints become painful to use.
Arthritis is a disease characterized by the breakdown of the joint cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones. As the cartilage deteriorates, bone begins to rub against bone, making movement painful. This disease can also damage ligaments and muscles.
Regenerative medicine as an alternative to knee or hip replacements
Many people with arthritis fear that a joint replacement or surgery is their only option. Regenerative medicine, such as Platelet-Rich Plasma injections and stem cell infusions, has shown great promise for arthritis treatment as an alternative to surgery. Historically, injections only lubricated the joint, but now these innovative procedures can dynamically change the environment within an arthritic joint or tissue injury, helping the body to heal the cartilage itself and reduce inflammation on a long-term basis.
What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy? An injection procedure used to treat injuries or osteoarthritis using the patient’s own blood to rebuild damaged tissue. How long does the procedure take? Typically the procedure takes 20-60 minutes, including preparation and recovery time. How many… Read More.
From evaluation and diagnosis to prevention, restoration, and rehabilitation, we provide a wide range of conservative and progressive care options for joint conditions.