Biologic therapies can help you maintain your joints for longer and even push the need for joint replacement surgery off for years. Premier orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Frank, MD, focuses on joint preservation. Through leading-edge biologic therapy, he can help you maintain your active lifestyle and enjoy the quality of life you deserve. Call the West Hollywood, California, office or book an appointment using online scheduling now.
Biologic therapy is a treatment approach that uses natural human-derived products to stimulate your body’s natural recovery and repair responses.
There are a variety of highly potent substances within the blood, bone marrow, amniotic fluid, and the umbilical cords of women who recently gave birth.
Harvesting and concentrating these substances produces powerful healing materials that can be used to treat injuries and degenerative conditions. Biologic therapy offers a natural recovery path that can significantly speed up recovery, ease pain, and help you regain full function faster.
Biologic therapy treats injuries and degenerative conditions in many different parts of the body, including:
Biologic therapy can treat hip issues like osteoarthritis, labrum tears, bursitis, iliotibial band tendinitis (ITB syndrome), and piriformis syndrome.
In the knee, biologic therapy offers relief of osteoarthritis, bursitis, meniscus tears, partial ligament tears, sprains, patellar tendinitis, and chondromalacia patella (cartilage breakdown under the kneecap).
In the elbow, biologic therapy is an effective treatment for tendon injuries, such as lateral and medial epicondylitis (tennis and golfer’s elbow).
Biologic therapy can treat rotator cuff tendinitis, bursitis, biceps tendinitis, and arthritis of the shoulder.
In the wrist and hand, biologic therapy can treat DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, tendinitis, ligament tears, and arthritis.
Biologic therapy can treat ankle conditions like osteoarthritis, recurrent ankle sprains, and tendinitis.
There are several methods of biologic therapy. Methods vary with the substance or material being used and your particular treatment plan.
For example, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which comes from your blood, is always injected. It has 10 times more healing platelets and growth factors than your blood usually does, which can promote fast healing.
Biologic therapy also uses other cells, namely a unique type of cell that can transform into any other type of cell in the human body. This helps you rebuild tissue while also stimulating the rapid healing of damaged areas. Dr. Frank can administer this type of biologic therapy using injections or as an adjunct to surgery.
Dr. Frank’s main focus is joint preservation, and by combining leading-edge biologic therapies and advanced surgical techniques, he can help patients maintain their own joints as long as possible, often delaying the need for joint replacement by years.
To learn more about the exciting advances in biologic therapy, call Jonathan Frank, MD, or book an appointment with the online scheduler now.