Advantages of Biologics

  • All Natural
    • Because these biologics are coming from your own body and are injected back into you, the procedure is termed autologous – what comes out of you, goes back into you.
  • Safe
    • Numerous studies shown that complications are minimal. These are safe enough to do in an outpatient setting. PRP involves simply drawing blood and spinning it down. The fat autograft and bone marrow aspirate are more involved, but are still done in the office on the same day.
  • Shorter Recovery
    • Recovery time is shorter than with surgery. Typically, there is increased pain for a few days, which diminishes over 10-14 days. Most conditions have a better recovery if motion is started early. So, with many conditions, motion is started the following day.
  • No Scarring
    • There is no scar formed with these biologics. New healthy tissue is formed.
  • Cost Effective
    • Compared to surgery, it is much less expensive.
  • Surgery Is Still An Option
    • 1. If the injury is not fully healed with the use of biologics, surgery is still a viable option. In addition, tendon surgeries may have a better result because the tendon was strengthened with the biologics. If surgery is done, the use of biologics is still an option after surgery, but may be less successful.
  • Short Procedure Time
    • The procedure is completed all in the same day in the office, usually within 1-2 hours. There is no wait for cultured growth of cells.
  • Progenitor Cells
    • Fat Grafts and Bone Marrow contain mesenchymal progenitor cells, which can turn into the type of cell needed for healing. Platelets release growth factors which call these progenitor cells to the area.
  • It works!
    • There are many laboratory and animal studies showing that these biologics work. Human trials have just begun to come out. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of helping many people decrease or resolve their pain, increase function and, most importantly, get them back to the activities that they enjoy!
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