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Interventional Orthopedics

Advanced regenerative treatments that empower you to continue doing what you love.

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What is Interventional Orthopedics?

Interventional orthopedics means using precise imaging-guided procedures to place things that can heal tissues in specific areas of need.

To figure out what interventional orthopedics (IO) is, it’s first helpful to look at what it’s not. A surgeon using a blind knee injection or using ultrasound to make sure he or she is performing a simple platelet-rich plasma joint injection is not IO. Likewise, a doctor performing a simple hip injection of stem cells into the joint using ultrasound is also not IO.

 

SMaRT Interventional Orthopedic Specialists

Alternative Options to Orthopedic Surgery

The future of medicine is regenerative - we bring awareness to a powerful new treatment option for bone and joint pain. Orthobiologic cell-based treatments act therapeutically by augmenting and stimulating the body's capacity for regeneration and self-repair.

If you live in or near Hinsdale, Illinois, call the SMaRT Institute to schedule or book your appointment online today.

Conditions Treated

Commonly Treated Injuries and Treatment Goals

How Broken is Surgical Orthopedics?

Ever since the invention of the arthroscope and its wider use in the 1980s, surgical orthopedics has been dominated by musculoskeletal care. The reason that surgeons suddenly had a way to perform their craft through a smaller incision, and they could “see” what was wrong as they “fixed it”. Seeing and fixing is a powerful concept, so the idea caught on like wildfire.

Why is This Happening?

The idea that structure equals function is a powerful one. We all believe that the little spot we see on an MRI is surely the cause of our pain, but research has shown that this is often not the case. In fact, it’s clear that we’re often operating on phantoms, as just as many patients without pain have the same MRI abnormalities. In addition, another problem facing surgical orthopedics is that it can be like a bull in the proverbial china shop. Much damage can be done just getting to tissues, despite the fact that arthroscopic procedures are called “minimally invasive.” As an example, most patients don’t know that routine arthroscopic hip surgery involves putting so much traction on the hip that one of the main nerves of the leg loses its ability to conduct signals during the surgery and must be monitored to prevent nerve damage.

When you want pain relief and recovery from an injury without surgery, request an appointment with the physicians at the SMaRT Institute. If you think the SMaRT Institute can help you, call the office or book your appointment online today.

Where is IO Headed?

Our goal for IO is to compete head-to-head with surgical orthopedics because when a disruptive technology competes with an established one, everybody benefits. In many areas, we believe IO will win out because it’s less invasive and will be able to offer better outcomes with less recovery time. In some areas, surgery will remain the standard.

In the future, expect the sophistication of IO to grow to unimaginable levels.

Join Thousands Of Others Choosing Alternatives to Surgery

People with active cancer and/or infections are not candidates for stem cells or PRP injections. People with a history of bone marrow-derived cancer (i.e., lymphoma) might be able to use fat stem cells instead of bone marrow stem cells. If you are taking blood thinners, we will coordinate with your physician if treatment is appropriate. Call us with any questions and to schedule an initial consultation with a regenerative medicine specialist to see if you are a candidate for treatment with stem cells.


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SMaRT Procedures for Sports Injuries

The SMaRT Institute offers regenerative therapies to help with your sports injury. Depending on your injury and its severity, Dr. Vogt and Dr. Hunnius may recommend stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, or prolotherapy to support, and even enhance, your body’s ability to heal. Through these injection therapies, you can expect an accelerated healing response as well as a reduction in pain and inflammation. To bring you the best care possible, the SMaRT Institute uses Surgical Alternativss, Ultrasound-guided injections and X-rays as a part of the treatment process.

Stem Cell Treatments for Knees
Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is the biggest breakthrough to ever happen in regenerative medicine. By harnessing your body’s natural restorative ability, Matthew Vogt, MD and David Hunnius, DO use stem cell therapy to enhance your body’s healing process and repair damage to cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.

AmnioFix for Knees
Orthobiologics

Orthobiologics are biological substances that are used to treat orthopedic conditions. These include bone marrow stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) along with platelet lysate, growth factors, and many other substances that enhance healing.

Plasma Therapy for Knees
Plasma Therapy

If you’ve had an injury that’s taking too long to heal, Dr. Matthew Vogt and Dr. David Hunnius may be able to help. At the Sports Medicine and Regenerative Therapeutic Institute, they offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Using your blood platelets, they can help heal wounds, soft tissue injuries, and fractures by activating stem cells to regenerate new, healthy tissue.

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