St. Augustine, FL (February 15, 2022) – Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine has announced that they will begin operating under the Southeast Orthopedic Specialists’ name as of April 1, 2022. This change comes after Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine and...Read More
Do you live an active lifestyle and have experienced an injury that is causing you pain and limiting your normal daily functioning or physical activity? Do you want to get back to doing what you love without having surgery?
One of our non-operative regenerative treatments may be your answer. Non-operative regenerative treatments rely on your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Think of all the times your body has experienced a cut, sprain, or even a broken bone. Sometimes your body can mend these injuries on its own. However, there are circumstances such as with trauma or congenital disease, where your body needs assistance.
What are Non-Operative Regenerative Treatments?
Non-operative regenerative treatments are the use of natural substances such as cells, tissue, blood components, and growth factors that are harnessed to aid in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries or conditions.
The goal of non-operative regenerative treatments is to repair and regenerate tissue or organs that have been damaged, rather than just manage the symptoms. Non-operative regenerative treatments may help your body heal injuries and recover faster.
- Improve mobility and function
- Regenerate damaged tissue and organs
- Reduce inflammation and pain
Which conditions are treated using Non-Operative Regenerative Treatments?
Non-operative regenerative treatments are used to treat a variety of muscle and bone injuries and conditions, including but not limited to:
- Minor soft tissue tears
- Tendon injuries
- Muscle and ligament sprains
- Arthritis and cartilage injuries
- Spine facet joint arthritis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Degenerative spinal disc disease
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate made up of one’s own blood that helps to heal musculoskeletal injuries by promoting tissue repair and healing. Platelets come from bone marrow and the plasma contains proteins called growth factors.
This entire process takes 60-90 minutes on average to prepare and inject the PRP.
Adipose Tissue Treatments- Lipogems
Lipogems is an innovative and next-generation regenerative cell technology that is used to harvest, concentrate, and transfer a patient’s own fat (adipose tissue) for the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of injured or damaged tissue.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentration (BMAC)
Treatable conditions include lumbar disc disease, meniscus and labral injuries, tendon and ligament injuries, tendonitis, tendinosis, and osteoarthritis. Joints treated include the shoulder, elbow, back, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.