At Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, injectable treatments provide expanded care
Sponsored ContentBiologics include Platelet-Rich-Plasma and Mesenchymal stem cellsBy Dr. William Sterett Brought to you by Vail-Summit OrthopaedicsIn Sports Medicine, the term “biologics” is commonly referred to when we discuss injectable options for orthopaedic injuries and arthritis. Specifically, we are talking about Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs).Sports-related injuries, often consisting of ligament and tendon injuries, are more frequently being treated with biologics as an adjunct to physical therapy, activity modification and surgery. This includes common injuries such as injuries to the Achilles tendon, meniscus tears, ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, etc.Of the four injectable options at Vail-Summit Orthopaedic’s disposal, each has its own risks and chance of success.
- Steroid Injections & Cortisone
- When Visco-supplementation helps, it seems to help decrease pain for about 6 months.
- We currently stock Synvisc-one at our clinic, however we need to plan ahead for this injection by obtaining authorization from your insurance. If your insurance covers a different brand, we will try to obtain this for you.
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