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Orthobiology

Orthobiologics are a novel addition to the treatment options for healing and reversing several bone defects and promoting recovery from ligament and tendon injuries. The orthobiologic procedures involve the constituents made by the patient's body. There are certain growth factors and proteins present in the blood that initiate and sustain repairing processes. When such chemicals are delivered in higher concentrations at the affected area, they accelerate the healing process.

Our offerings

  • Stem Cell Therapy: Stem cell therapy has provided encouraging results in managing osteonecrosis of the femoral head, nonunions, filling of bone defects and voids, and spinal fusion enhancement. Mesenchymal stem cells are used for orthobiologic procedures in adults.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is the plasma of the autologous blood that contains almost 4-5 times the platelet counts compared to baseline. PRP has found its importance in several musculoskeletal problems, such as lateral epicondylar tendinopathy, patellar tendinosis, rotator cuff tears, tendon-Achilles tears, sub-acromial impingement, plantar fasciitis, shoulder osteoarthritis, ACL reconstruction, nonunion of bones, osteoarthritis of the knee, and topically to control bleeding after knee arthroplasty.
  • Mosaicplasty for Cartilage Defects: Mosaicplasty is the procedure that involves the utilization of autologous osteochondral grafts to repair defects of articular cartilage. The surgeon repairs the cartilage and bone by harvesting and transplanting the plugs of cartilage and bone.
  • Osteoporotic Treatment: Orthobiologic techniques are used for the management of osteoporosis. Stem cell therapy helps the body regenerate new connective tissues and bones. PRP therapy also assists in the generation of ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and collagen.

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Apart from managing bone defects, stem cell therapy is also used to treat joint pain. The length of relief from joint pain depends upon the site of pain, such as the shoulder, back, or knee. Studies have reported relief from arthritic pain from six months to several years with stem cell therapy.

The most important structures in the skeletal framework are bones and joints. However, movement is primarily mediated by musculotendinous units. Although the blood supplies to the muscles are adequate, they cannot regenerate after injury. Thus, the healing of muscles and tendons is inadequate and chronic. There may be both acute and chronic injuries to the musculotendinous structures. Chronic injuries are more complicated. Orthobiologics play an important role in the regeneration of injured tissues.