Everything we do at Performance Orthopedics is non-surgical in nature, which means there are no incisions involved, no scarring, a few days of down time, minimal discomfort during the procedure, and fewer risks than surgery. Many orthopedic surgeons are becoming more familiar with regenerative orthopedics, and refer their patients to us for our treatments.
The full spectrum of services for a variety of conditions
We treat a variety of orthopedic conditions from head to toe, including tendon and ligament tears, muscle tears, osteoarthritis, spinal pain, plantar fasciitis, hip pain, cartilage damage, and much more.
We provide non-surgical solutions for back and neck pain and osteoarthritis. And, we offer the full spectrum of services you would expect from a world-class sports medicine practice.
Looking for a surgical alternative that will provide lasting pain relief and healing power? Not quite ready to replace your aching joint? Regenerative therapy is designed to provide the benefits you seek without surgery. It is an excellent option for sports injuries, sprains and strains, and joint damage.
At Performance Orthorpedics, we recommend the most conservative approach to healing for patients. After all, your body is fully equipped to heal on its own. But in some cases, an intervention is needed to jump-start the healing process so that you can get back to enjoying life sooner, not later. Getting the right intervention at the right time can reduce or eliminate the need for orthopedic surgery.
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 therapies 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. 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.
Am I a Candidate?
People with active cancer and/or infections are not candidates for stem cells or PRP injections. People with a history of bone marrow-derived cancer (i.e., lymphoma) might be able to use fat stem cells instead of bone marrow stem cells. Patients taking Plavix are not eligible; however, taking Coumadin or other blood thinners may be okay, although you may be asked to suspend use for a few days prior to treatment or provide a letter from your oncologist or cardiologist allowing us to proceed with regenerative therapies.
Why Regenerative Therapy?
Our physicians are leading the industry, and our treatment centers are among the best in the nation. Here are 7 reasons to choose regenerative therapy.
- The injection is made of biological material found in your own blood and tissues.
- There is minimal risk of infection or adverse reaction.
- The therapy is a highly effective alternative to surgery for many common orthopedic conditions.
- Stem Cell and PRP Therapy provide pain relief as well as therapeutic benefits.
- Unlike steroid injections, the procedure can be repeated if needed.
- There is minimal down time – most patients can return to sports within several weeks.
- Stem Cell and PRP Therapy is backed by mounting research.
Call Performance Orthopedics with any questions and to schedule an initial consultation with a regenerative medicine specialist to see if you are a candidate for treatment with stem cells.