When you’re in pain, you might be looking for the easiest way out – but is it the best solution? It’s easy to resort to pain medication to relieve your pain. Or, in more serious cases, your first approach may be resorting to surgery. However, orthobiologics is creating an opportunity for physicians to help injured people minimally-invasively, with little to no downtime. These therapies are giving patients an alternate way to improve their overall quality of life.
Orthobiologics is an innovative medical field that uses substances from your own body to rejuvenate, restore, and repair injured muscles, ligaments, and cartilage. These therapies are natural, minimally invasive, and effective at helping your pain and getting you back on your feet.
Often, these therapies involve a simple extraction of blood or bone marrow that is activated. Platelets in the blood are spun in a centrifuge to activate the growth factors from your own body. The activated substance is then injected into an injury site to enhance your body’s own potential to help itself, targeting wounded joints, muscles, and tendons.