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Orthobiologic Treatment: A Game-Changer in Treating Joint Damage

Have you been sidelined from your normal routine because of severe, chronic joint pain? Perhaps you enjoy gardening, dancing, playing a sport, or just going on walks. If those activities have gone by the wayside lately, consider a new approach using the power of regenerative medicine: platelet-rich plasma, also called Orthobiologic Treatment.  

A revolution is taking place in orthopedic practice. At some point in the future, joint replacements might become almost a thing of the past. We aren’t quite there yet, but regenerative medicine is taking hold. It’s being used alongside traditional nonsurgical orthopedic treatments like physical therapy to see if a joint replacement can be postponed or avoided. 

Platelet-rich plasma is a regenerative medicine treatment. It’s now helping ease pain for many patients with joint damage. Board-certified Daniel Loder, MD, pain management and regenerative medicine physician, uses platelet-rich plasma to provide a new lease on life for patients with painful joints. 

Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriguez are just two athletes among many who have undergone Orthobiologic Treatment therapy that helped them return to their game much more quickly than with traditional therapy alone after musculoskeletal injuries. 

What happens at a Orthobiologic Treatment  appointment? 

Dr. Loder draws your blood and remixes it in a large machine called a centrifuge. The product gathers thousands of nutrient-rich platelets together and is then injected into the painful joint. It’s a simple procedure, and typically, joint injections aren’t very painful. 

Research on Orthobiologic Treatment  is promising for treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries

Studies contained in the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine conclude that Orthobiologic Treatment is “a promising treatment” for certain musculoskeletal diseases and injuries

Strong evidence points to efficacy of Orthobiologic Treatment  for relief of knee osteoarthritis and other knee injuries. Young athletes and seniors alike are benefitting from the relatively new treatment. Clinical studies support Orthobiologic Treatment in cases of patellar tendinopathy, which, in lay language, means damage to the tendon connecting the kneecap to the shinbone; as well as with ACL surgeries.

Orthobiologic Treatment has also been deemed a safe treatment for neck and back pain caused by herniated discs in your spine. Positive results were observed even eight years after the procedure. 

Clinical recommendations for Orthobiologic Treatment  also include high-quality evidence for use in cases of  tennis elbow, the most common overuse injury of that joint

In summary, trusted source WebMD reports that physicians are using Orthobiologic Treatment to help heal tendon and muscle injuries as well as joint injuries as well as arthritis

Advantages of Orthobiologic Treatment 

Orthobiologic Treatment has several major advantages in helping to control pain. 

A natural source of healing 

Orthobiologic Treatment is your own blood simply remixed into a solution in which thousands of platelets are grouped together. It’s all-natural. 

An answer when cortisone shots can’t be used

You may have already had cortisone shots in the joint that hurts. They’re merely a temporary solution. Your pain resurfaces sooner or later, and then it’s time for another shot. Physicians can only give you four shots per year. Too many cortisone shots actually damage your joint further; they can harm healthy cartilage and weaken tendons and ligaments

No side effects as with medications

Orthobiologic Treatment has been deemed low risk by medical researchers. When your pain started, you probably took over-the-counter, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) pain relievers and may have progressed to prescription pain medication. Long-term use of NSAIDS can cause organ damage and heart issues. The dangers of opioids are now well-known, so those are limited. Orthobiologic Treatment  is an excellent alternative to continuing to take drugs. 

Call Daniel Loder, MD, or book an appointment online for relief of your musculoskeletal pain.

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