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June 2018 |

What Is Interventional Orthopedics?

Interventional orthopedics uses platelets and stem cell injections for treating musculoskeletal disorders. Previously, the only recourse for treating these conditions was surgery with fluoroscopic guidance. The basic tenets of this procedure include the following: Injections into the bone, tendon, muscle, cartilage, and ligament Using image guidance to place the injections into the injured region Eventually,...

All You Need to Know About Orthobiologics

What is Orthobiologic Treatment? Orthobiologics treatment aids the healing process of fractures, injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments using the naturally-occurring elements of the body called orthobiologics. Specifically, orthobiologics include stem cells, growth factors, platelet rich plasma, autologous blood and conditioned serum and bone grafts. All these occur naturally within the body. The field of orthobiologics...