Regenerative Joint Therapy
Posted in Education, Movement - Dr. Bianco, Muscle & Bone & Joint on Jul 30, 2020
Regenerative joint therapies are nonsurgical injections that stimulates the body’s natural healing process. The use of a mechanical and chemical stimulus activates the immune system and inflammatory pathway to promote tissue repair and growth. It is most commonly used for degenerative joints and insufficient ligaments and tendons.
Animal studies have shown increased ligament diameter and strength, healing of cartilage defects and reduced joint laxity. Clinical trials in humans have shown clinically and statistically significant benefits for Osgood-Schlatter disease, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, Achilles tendinosis, lateral epicondylitis, patellar tendinopathy, chronic shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, knee osteoarthritis, ACL laxity, finger osteoarthritis, sacroiliac joint pain, neck pain, low back pain and myofascial pain syndrome. Other areas and joints in the body are likely to have good outcomes with the knowledge of the physiologic function and of the therapy.
The treatment is minimally invasive and conducted as an in-office procedure. An initial consult is necessary to assess for other contributing factors (posture, nutrition, hormones). Additionally, the utilization of platelet-rich plasma (self-blood) and biologic agents can be an option based on the nature of the problem and previous interventions.
Modern medicine has uncovered many new modalities to treat joint issues that greatly reduce the need for surgery. These modalities are quick and efficient options that can improve the quality of your life, relieve pain and enhance function.
Meet with Dr. Tony Bianco to assess your joint issues, so you can explore your optimal life.