Orthobiologics are biologic or natural substances that are often found in your body. They can be used to treat certain orthopedic conditions. Examples of these types of treatments are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cells (SC), and biologic scaffold materials designed to stimulate healing. Utilizing orthoiologics to treat orthopedic problems is a relatively new treatment modality. As such, there are limited studies available to absolutely recommend them. Despite the lack of studies available to support their use, these biologic substances have shown promise to improve healing and relieve pain.
What are some of the benefits of using orthobiologics?
* Decreased pain
* Decreased inflammation
* Stimulation of healing
Certain orthopedic conditions such as arthritis can be debilitating for some patients. Arthritis involves joints, which are the contact areas between bones. Contact areas in the joints can break down or wear away. This disease process is described as arthritis, which can cause inflammation and pain. Treatment recommendations depend on the type and amount of arthritic pain someone experiences. You may be asking, can orthobiologics help my arthritis pain? If you’ve been experiencing continued joint pain despite trying therapy/anti-inflammatory medications/other treatment modalities and hope to avoid surgery, orthobiologics is a treatment option you should consider. Orthobiologic treatments at Michele Y. Yoon, M.D., PLLC are minimally invasive treatment options. These treatments can help modify and improve your pain symptoms to get back to the activities you enjoy.
Contact Dr. Michele Yoon at (847)957-4183 to schedule your orthobiologics consultation today.