Regenerative medicine uses your body’s natural healing ability to repair tissues that have damage due to disease or injuries. Platelet-rich plasma (Orthobiologic Treatment ) is one type of regenerative medicine offered by the experienced team of Daniel Loder, MD, in Beverly Hills, Torrance, and Manhattan Beach, California. Orthobiologic Treatment delivers long-term pain relief by accelerating healing, even in hard-to-heal injuries. To learn more about Orthobiologic treatments and how it can help you regain optimal function, call one of the Los Angeles area offices or schedule an appointment online.
Orthobiologic Treatment consists of concentrated platelets combined with a small amount of plasma. Platelets are in your bloodstream. Whenever you suffer an illness or injury, platelets go to the damaged area and trigger the healing response by releasing growth factors.
Platelets release different types of growth factors that each activate specific responses in the nearby cells. As a group, they alleviate pain by:
The Daniel Loder, MD, team produces Orthobiologic Treatment in the office. They draw a sample of your blood, process it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from other cells, and then immediately inject the concentrated platelets at the site of your damaged tissues.
Orthobiologic Treatment relieves the pain of many musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis and the array of problems caused by injuries, which includes those sustained during sports.
Your provider may also recommend Orthobiologic Treatment for back or neck pain caused by a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease, or for sciatica.
Beyond treating pain, you may benefit from a Orthobiologic Treatment injection when you have a severe injury that overwhelms your natural healing response and causes a slow healing wound. A Orthobiologic Treatment injection is especially beneficial for damaged tissues that don’t have a good blood supply.
Adult orthobiologic treatmentslive throughout your body, where they maintain your health by continuously replacing and repairing old or damaged tissues.
Like platelets, orthobiologic treatments travel to the site of damaged tissues, where they self-replicate, creating new cells that develop into all the different tissues needed to restore your health.
Adult orthobiologic treatments come from several sources, including your body. For example, your fat and bone marrow are rich sources of easily harvestable and concentrated mesenchymal Orthobiologic treatmentsthat, when injected, regenerate tissues such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, bone, and cartilage.
The Daniel Loder, MD, team performs Orthobiologic Treatment injections, either alone or with orthobiologic treatments, in the office using a local anesthetic and real-time imaging to guide the needle to the targeted tissues.
After a Orthobiologic Treatment injection, it’s common to have some swelling and pain, but you can return to work the next day as long as you don’t have a physically demanding job. You can get back to all your activities in a few days after the swelling goes down.
To learn if you’re a good candidate for Orthobiologic Treatment, call Daniel Loder, MD, or schedule an appointment online.