Interventional Orthopedics

Orthopedic treatments for a variety of injuries and conditions

Interventional Orthopedics involves using minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to inject a variety of specific medications and regenerative therapeutic agents at the exact site of injury to stimulate and accelerate the repair of tissues and joints. These medications can include a variety of cell signaling peptides, PRF, A2M, stem cells, viscosupplementation, and new arthritis medications, in addition to several anti-inflammatory agents, described in further detail below.

"Orthopedic surgeons are at an exciting crossroads in medicine, where biologic therapies are evolving and increasingly available. Time-tested interventions such as arthroplasty have shown good results and still have a major role to play, but newer regenerative approaches have the potential to effectively delay or reduce the requirement for such invasive procedures." --Aaron Krych and Mario Hevesi, Orthopedic Surgeons at the Mayo Clinic, International Orthopaedics, Feb 2021.

Orthopedic Injuries - the following conditions are commonly treated at our clinic. Also see additional information for the newest treatments of connective tissue injuries (tendon, ligament, meniscus, labrum, cartilage, etc.) as well as spine injuries, nerve injuries, joint injuries, arthritis, and other conditions with many treatments described on the PRF, A2M, peptides, spine, joint arthritis, stem cells, shockwave, and treatment pages.

Of note, some practitioners continue to use high-dose steroid injections as a shotgun approach for many orthopedic ailments even though these medications tend to cause atrophy of tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, and skin due to downregulation of collagen synthesis, thus causing worsening or recurrence of some problems and deleterious feedback cycles. There are a few instances where corticosteroids should be used (primarily for actual inflammatory processes and rarely for repetitive degradative injuries, nerve entrapments, chronic inflammatory conditions, etc.) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8). Rather than use injections of degradative medications, in most cases it is preferable to use a regenerative approach that actually stimulates tissue repair, including peptides, biologics, PRF, A2M, pentosan, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin, and shockwave therapy, which promote connective tissue rebuilding, repair, and protection rather than inhibit it as corticosteroids do. We suppress inflammatory processes as necessary and then kickstart regenerative phases that will optimize tissue repair and healing using image-guided injections with a cocktail of factors that are chosen specifically for your injury or condition.


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