Speed Your Recovery with Orthobiologics

Charleston Sports Medicine has provided orthobiologic services to patients for many years. Orthobiologics, also known as regenerative orthopaedics, utilize substances that help orthopedic injuries, such as broken bones and injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments, heal more quickly. As we age, our ability to heal diminishes. These biologic products are made from substances that are naturally found in your body and used in higher concentrations to power your body’s natural healing process.

 

Depending on the patient’s individual condition, orthobiologic treatments may include several healing substances. Three essentials of healing include:

  1. bone grafts from the patient (autograft) or a bone bank (allograft)
  2. growth factor proteins that signal stem cells to the injury site, where they develop into “repair” cells and help increase blood flow and cell growth in the injured area (Platelet-rich Plasma or PRP)
  3. Stem cells that can turn into muscle, tendon, bone, or cartilage via stem cell harvesting or donation and injection into the targeted region

 

Charleston Sports and Orthopaedic Regenerative Medicine Services: