Surgical Alternative Treatment Goals
As orthopedic doctors, we see all kinds of degenerative musculoskeletal problems and athletic injuries that can only be corrected with surgical treatment, but for the majority of cases, regenerative medicine can provide major benefits. Those benefits include reduced recovery time, no incision or scarring, pain relief, and fewer complications than surgery. For severe injuries, stem cell therapy may be combined with orthopedic surgery to speed up recovery.
Regenerative techniques are highly successful because we use your own stem cells, taken from bone marrow or fat tissue, to deliver healing therapy right where you need it. Conditions treated include partial tendon and ligament tears, muscle tears, osteoarthritis, spinal pain, plantar fasciitis, hip pain, cartilage damage, and much more.
Results vary for each patient, but pain relief may last for many years or even be permanent, depending on the injury or disease. Because new collagen and healthy tissues are being regenerated beneath the surface, the benefits of regenerative therapy are cumulative. In other words, the therapy works to repair the damage while relieving pain, so you have a better chance of avoiding surgery.
What is the Procedure?
All of our regenerative therapies are non-surgical. Performed in the comfort of our own office, they usually take 1 to 2 hours to perform. We use a needle and syringe for the extraction and injection of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma. No sedation is required, but oral sedation is available for patients who request it. To ensure successful placement of the injection, we use ultrasound or fluoroscopy guidance.
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.