Orthobiologics are substances derived from the patients own tissues such as bone marrow or blood to stimulate and enhance the healing of musculoskeletal injuries.
Across all orthopedic subspecialties, orthobiologics are rapidly being integrated into practice to improve treatment outcomes. For certain patients, orthobiologic treatments may help delay or altogether avoid the need for more invasive treatments such as joint replacement. Some advanced
orthobiologic treatments include:
Stem cell therapy:
Stem cells are unique in their ability to divide and duplicate as well as transform into other types of body cells. These cells are usually obtained from the pelvic bone by aspiration using a needle and syringe. The stem cells are then concentrated and re-injected into the body at the injury site.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy:
Blood platelets are rich in growth factors that play an important role in the healing process. This healing capacity can be harnessed and enhanced by PRP therapy. During the procedure, a small quantity of blood will be drawn from your arm and placed in a centrifuge machine to obtain
platelet-rich plasma which is then be injected into the injury.
Both stem cell and PRP injections can be administered in the office setting with entire procedure should be completed within an hour’s time. There may be some discomfort in at the site of injection for a few days or weeks which should subside own its own and you will be able to
experience improvement in your condition within 4-6 weeks. In some cases, more than a single injection may be required to maximize benefits.
Contact Dr. Paul Jacob to find out if you might be a candidate for orthobiologic treatment.
Dr. Jacob brings cutting edge techniques and technology to the Oklahoma City area. He has extensive training in minimally invasive, rapid recovery joint replacement as well as robotically assisted hip and knee replacement. Dr. Jacob is a pioneer in outpatient joint replacement allowing some patient to go home the same day as their procedure and recover in the comfort of their own home. The cornerstone of Dr. Jacob’s practice is to have the recovery process be easier, faster and less painful allowing his patients to get back into the game of life. Dr. Jacob is committed to bringing the highest level of orthopedic care while treating each and every patient like a family member. Providing you with patient centered care you can trust.