Orthobiologics

What was previously referred to as a stem cell treatment we now know as orthobiologics, or substances used in treatments to speed up injury recovery. Orthobiologics such as bone marrow and adipose (fat) tissue are rich in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which produce new cartilage and bone cells, as well as cytokines and growth factors, which act as messengers to repair injuries and prolong the life of osteoarthritic joints.

Dr. Robert uses a combination of bone marrow, fat, platelet rich plasma, and exosomes to treat different conditions like osteoarthritis of the knees, hips, shoulders, and ankles; as well as osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), avascular necrosis (AVN), nonunion fractures, meniscus tears, and tendon or ligament tears. All of the orthobiologic substances used in the treatment are autologous, meaning they are derived from the patient’s own body

The procedure is only part of the recovery from musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Supplements, body composition measurements; and physical therapy to correct and treat gait, alignment, and leg height discrepancy are all important pieces of Dr. Robert’s orthobiologics treatment protocol.

 

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