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What Are Orthobiologics?
Orthobiologics is a type of regenerative medicine that can improve the healing of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They are made from substances that are naturally found in your body and can help you avoid major surgical procedures. Orthobiologic products contain a multitude of components including growth factors, cytokines, collagens, proteins, extracellular matrix, and hyaluronic acid.
Types Of Injuries That Can Be Treated With Orthobiologic Injections
Orthobiologic injections can help to repair a wide variety of injuries, including damage to joint cartilage from osteoarthritis; soft tissue tears as in tendonitis; or painful soft tissue conditions such as bursitis.
How Do Orthobiologic Injections Work?
Orthobiologics work by stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. They do this by providing the cells with the necessary building blocks to repair or regenerate the damaged tissue. This can lead to improved healing times and reduced pain and inflammation.
What Are the Benefits of Orthobiologic Injections?
There are many benefits of orthobiologic injections including:
-Improved healing time
-Reduced pain and inflammation
-Avoided surgical intervention
Why Use Orthobiologics?
There are many reasons why you might want to consider using orthobiologics. For example, if you have an injury that isn’t healing properly, orthobiologic injections can help promote healing. Additionally, orthobiologics can help you avoid surgery or other invasive procedures.
Orthobiologic injections can be an excellent option for those who want to avoid surgery or for those who have not had success with other treatments such as physical therapy or pain medication. If you are considering regenerative medicine injections, be sure to consult with a trained physician who has experience in this field.
Are There Any Risks Associated With Orthobiologic Injections?
As with any medical procedure, there are some risks associated with orthobiologic injections. However, these risks are generally rare and can include infections, bleeding, or nerve damage.
What are some common Orthobiologic Injections?
There are many different types of orthobiologic injections. Some common ones include platelet-rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (HA), bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), and amniotic tissue allografts.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is made from your own blood and contains a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are small cells that contain many growth factors that promote healing. PRP is often used to treat arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, muscle strains, and ligament sprains.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that is found naturally in your body. It helps to lubricate and cushion your joints. HA is often used to treat osteoarthritis.
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) is another type of orthobiologic injection that is made from your own bone marrow. Bone marrow contains stem cells that have the ability to turn into different types of cells in the body such as cartilage cells, bone cells, or fat cells. BMAC is often used to treat arthritis or joint pain. It is most commonly used to stimulate bone growth in patients with avascular necrosis or difficulty with healing fractured bones.
Amniotic tissue allografts (stem cells) are derived from donor tissue and contain a high concentration of growth factors and proteins that help promote healing. Amniotic tissue allografts are often used to treat chronic wounds or skin ulcers.
Are regenerative Medicine Injections Covered by Insurance?
Orthobiologic injections are often not covered by insurance. However, some insurance companies may cover certain types of orthobiologic injections such as PRP or HA if they are being used to treat a specific diagnosis such as osteoarthritis. It is important to check with your insurance company to see if they will cover the cost of your procedure
Orthobiologic injections are a type of regenerative medicine that can offer many benefits to patients. They are made from substances that are naturally found in your body and can help you avoid major surgical procedures. Orthobiologic injections can be an excellent option for those who want to avoid surgery or for those who have not had success with other treatments such as physical therapy or pain medication.
If you are considering regenerative medicine injections, be sure to consult with a trained physician who has experience in this field. Dr. Morton and his team are your premier source for orthobiologic injections in Hawaii. He has extensive experience in treating a variety of injuries and conditions with these injections. Contact his office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of orthobiologic injections.