Regenerative orthopedics/sports medicine is one of the fastest-growing and most promising fields of medical practice. It operates on the bleeding edge of medical technology and offers patients non-surgical options to get relief from joint, bone, and musculoskeletal pain.
Longview Orthopedic offers two types of regenerative medicine treatments: Amniotic Fluid Injections and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. Each treatment offers patients non-surgical options for orthopedic treatments. Alone or in conjunction with each other, they make for a potent therapy that can relieve pain, increase recovery speed, and potentially eliminate the need for surgery.
Amniotic Fluid Injections are becoming an increasingly popular therapeutic treatment for joint and musculoskeletal pain. It’s a form of non-surgical therapy that encourages the body’s natural healing process in localized areas.
Amniotic Fluid contains both stem cells and amniotic growth factors. It also includes cytokines, a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory that helps reduce pain and swelling. The combination of amniotic growth factors and cytokines promotes tissue repair. This can lead to less pain, shorter recovery times, and increased hyaluronic acid in joints.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments are another promising therapy that, like Amniotic Growth Factors, help regenerate damaged and degraded tissues. PRP injections contain factors and proteins found in the patient’s blood that speed recovery and encourage the regrowth of tissues more quickly.
PRP is derived from the patient’s blood. A sample is taken and run through a centrifuge that separates the plasma. This plasma, rich in growth factors, proteins, and blood platelets, is then injected into the treatment area. The factors encourage regeneration while the blood platelets attract stem cells to the area.