Shoulder and elbow pain is one of the most common types of pain that people may often encounter. As these two parts of your body are frequently used, if you have any pain or injury to these joints, then it can make a big difference to your life.
La Jolla, CA orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgeon, available at Upper Extremity Specialists, La Jolla, CA, can treat your shoulder and elbow pain.
What is regenerative orthopedics?
Modern regenerative therapies are used in reparative/regenerative orthopedics to help and hasten your body’s healing process.
To help you in recovering from injuries and uncomfortable conditions, the orthopedic surgeons at Upper Extremity Specialists Medical Group may recommend reparative/regenerative orthopedic therapy such as:
- Muscle strains
- Ligament strains
Such reparative/regenerative orthopedic treatments can help you recover from your surgery too.
What are the available regenerative orthopedic procedures?
The following are a few therapies that will be used by the team of specialists.
Your platelets contain the protein and growth factors your body needs to develop and repair cells and tissue. A serum created from a blood sample of yours that has 5 to 10 times as many platelets as a typical blood sample is known as platelet-rich plasma.
The PRP serum encourages tissue repair and saturates your body with the nutrients it needs when it is injected into wounded tissue.
Pericytes, which are seen in large numbers in lipoaspirate, have the unique ability to draw essential cells from your body’s circulation and place them where they are most needed.
As “molecular signaling cells,” these pericytes serve as such. Pericytes are extracted from your fat tissue during lipoaspirate therapy, and these cells are subsequently prepared and injected into your injured tissue.
The therapy gives your body the cellular components it requires to heal itself.
What can you expect during the procedure?
These reparative/regenerative orthopedic treatments have 3 stages:
Your doctor prepares by either taking blood for PRP injections or taking cells out of your fat tissue using a tiny, hollow needle.
Then, they either mechanically process your fat to obtain highly concentrated pericytes or prepare the PRP serum by centrifuging your blood and combining your platelets and plasma.
Your doctor will administer the PRP serum or lipoaspirate when your reparative/regenerative orthopedic treatment is prepared to be administered.
They might employ ultrasound or X-ray guidance, depending on where they are injecting you, to make sure the needle is positioned correctly.