Orthobiologic Treatments

Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center

General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine located in Waxahachie, TX & Hillsboro, TX

Orthobiologic treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) come from natural substances with expansive regenerative capabilities. Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, with offices in Waxahachie and Hillsboro, Texas, offers the latest in innovative treatments, including a full menu of orthobiologic treatments. Robert Roye, MD, and the team of experts use these powerful minimally invasive treatments to help you heal fast, and in many cases without surgery. Book your appointment online or call the office to arrange a visit now.

Orthobiologic Treatments Q & A

What are orthobiologic treatments?

Orthobiologics are substances that come from living organisms. These substances have tremendous rejuvenation and healing abilities. When injected or placed at the site of an injury or tissue damage, orthobiologics can stimulate a recovery process that could take a long time (or may never occur) otherwise.  

What are the different orthobiologic treatment options?

Orthobiologics can be either autologous (from your own body) or allogeneic (from someone else). Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center offers a variety of treatments, including:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP is primarily platelets that come from your own blood. The team uses a specialized centrifugal method to separate and condense your platelets before injecting them into an injured area. Platelets have large amounts of growth factors and proteins that bring on the healing process in tendons, ligaments, and other tissues.

Progenitor cells

Much like stem cells, progenitor cells are “blank” cells that can turn into a particular type of cell. Stem cells can become literally any type of cell in the body, but progenitor cells are more specialized. They can become at least one specific kind of cell. Progenitor cells can help in the healing of specific types of tissue after an injury.

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate comes from your bone marrow. This concentrate has a large amount of stem cells and natural growth factors and proteins that can help you heal. 

Amniotic membrane

Amniotic membrane comes from the placenta of donors having scheduled C-sections. You receive the membrane in injection form, after sterilization and screening. The amniotic membrane has growth factors, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other substances that can reduce inflammation and stimulate healing. 

Each type of orthobiologic treatment can have different applications, and some people may benefit from more than one type of treatment. 

When would I need orthobiologic treatments?

If you’ve tried physical therapy and other conservative ways of dealing with hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, or other kinds of chronic pain, orthobiologic treatments may be the next step. 

The team may recommend orthobiologic treatments as part of a sports medicine treatment plan, especially when you’re anxious to heal and get back to normal as fast as you can. 

If you have a chronic degenerative condition like osteoarthritis and want to delay or avoid surgery, orthobiologic treatments may allow you to do so. 

Orthobiologic treatments are a minimally invasive option offered at the Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center office. Call the facility nearest you or click the online appointment maker to learn more now.