Orthopedic injections deliver medication to a specific area of the body to assist in reducing or eliminating pain caused by inflammation. Injections may not completely eliminate all severe orthopedic pain symptoms, be it immediately or permanently, but they can serve to significantly aid in pain reduction and allow increased comfort and function with activities of daily living.
The goal of orthopaedic injection therapy is to provide the patient with enough pain relief from orthopaedic problems – such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or sports injury – to help transition from inactivity to physical therapy. Our orthopaedic specialists utilize injections to help increase a patient’s mobility and break the pain cycle that often persists after an injury.
Types of orthopedic injections
- Stem cell injections – At the forefront of non-surgical orthopaedic treatments, stem cell injections use a patient’s own stem cells to treat osteoarthritis and soft tissue injuries. Regenerative stem cells are harvested from a patient’s bone marrow in the pelvis or hip bone. These cells can help rebuild soft tissue, cartilage and bone, making them an excellent resource for speeding up the healing process and improving overall function.
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections – PRP therapy uses injections of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured joints, tendons and soft tissues. Specific conditions that can be treated with PRP include:
- Tendonitis/Chronic Tendon Injuries
- Back and spine conditions
- Nerve Damage and Injury
- Ligament and Muscle Injuries
- Non-Healing Wounds
Non-Surgical Orthopedic Treatment
Orthopedic injury can cause severe pain, weakness, loss of mobility and restricted joint range of motion. These conditions can make it difficult for the patient to regain full functionality of their limb. While there are technologies available to help reduce the pain, many patients do not respond well to traditional pain management methods, making it necessary to explore new approaches such as stem cell therapy.