What is Interventional Orthopedics?
Interventional Orthopedics uses cells from your own body to help heal and replace tissues that have been damaged or are not functioning correctly. Using a substances such as Platelet Rich Plasma, Bone Marrow Aspirate Stem Cells, or Proliferative Therapy we seek to heal torn or damaged tissue without surgery.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma injection is a process in which your own blood is used to obtain regenerative tissues. This process works by drawing blood similar to what you would have when your doctor checks your labs. Using a special process and variations in the process we are able to concentrate the platelets into Platelet Rich Plasma. At The Osteopathic Way we use either of 2 main types of Platelet Rich Plasma depending on the exact diagnosis. This gives you the best chance to heal.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are specialized cells in your body which have the potential to differentiate into any type of cell in your body. They lie in wait for injury or degeneration to spring into action and heal the injury. Through aging or in an acute injury a deficiency in stem cells may develop. Our specific stem cell therapy takes stem cells from an area of higher concentration and transplants them (through injection) to the exact site of injury.
At The Osteopathic Way we utilize a combination of dietary enhancements, osteopathic treatment, and a precise ultrasound guided injection protocol to give your body the greatest chance to heal.
Proliferative (prolo) Therapy
Proloiferative therapy or prolotherapy typically involves injecting local anesthetic dextrose and other substance to the injured or damaged tissue. This activates your bodies immune cells stimulating your bodies own ability to heal.