Non-surgical Techniques for Overuse Injuries

Non-surgical Techniques for Overuse Injuries
Non-surgical Techniques for Overuse Injuries

Are you dealing with an overuse injury that does not seem to be healing well? You might be a candidate for orthobiologics, an advanced regenerative medicine treatment that enhances your body’s natural healing capacity.

Overuse injuries are commonly seen in athletes or sportspersons as well as those involved in manual labor jobs. Repeated movements such as pitching, striking, running, or lifting objects can cause wear and tear of ligaments and tendons around the joints resulting in conditions such as jumper’s knee, pitcher’s shoulder, golfer’s elbow, and rotator cuff injuries.

The problem with ligaments and tendons is they have relatively poor blood supply which can compromise healing. Here’s where Regenerative Medicine can help. The various orthobiologic treatments available are:

PRP Therapy: In a simple procedure, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is obtained from a small quantity of your own blood and injected into the site of injury. The PRP has healing properties and attracts growth factors that could potentially kickstart the healing of a chronic injury.

Stem Cell Therapy: Stem cells are undifferentiated cells which have ability to transform into different cell types such as cartilage cells or tendon cells and can also multiply indefinitely to cause regrowth of tissue. These cells are harvested from bone marrow in a fairly painless procedure, processed in a lab and injected into the site of injury to stimulate tissue regeneration.

Both PRP and Stem Cell Therapy are cutting-edge orthobiologic treatments that offer many benefits. They are non-surgical procedures that can be performed in the outpatient setting, cause minimal adverse effects as they are obtained from your own body, and require very minimal downtime.

Many high-level athletes have used orthobiologics to quickly bounce back from injury and return to their game. Contact the orthopedic specialists at Carrell Clinic to find out if you might be a candidate.

The physicians of The Carrell Clinic™ are committed to providing the highest level of orthopedic care in Frisco & Dallas, Texas. Book an appointment with us today.