Do you have a hip injury that hasn’t healed well with nonsurgical treatment and you would rather not undergo surgery? You might be a candidate for orthobiologics – an innovative regenerative medicine treatment that enhances your body’s natural healing capacity. Orthobiologic treatments offered at the American Hip Institute for hip injuries include:
PRP Injections: The platelet rich plasma (PRP) is obtained from a small quantity of the patient’s own blood which is processed in a special centrifuge machine. The PRP is injected into the site of injury by ultrasound guided injections. The numerous growth factors and cytokines present in the PRP provide a boost to the healing process and cause regeneration of injured tissue. Typically 3 injections are given over a period of 3 weeks and most patients report significant pain reduction and better hip function.
Stem Cell Therapy: Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have ability to transform into specialized cells such as tendon cells, cartilage cells, etc. They are present in certain parts of the body such as bone marrow or fat. The iliac crest of the pelvic bone is generally the site from which a small amount of bone marrow is obtained and processed to obtain the stem cells. The stem cells can then be injected into the injured tissue where they differentiate into specific cells and cause re-growth of tissue.
Since both PRP and stem cells are obtained from your own body, there is a very minimal risk of side effects. The entire procedure can be performed in the outpatient setting within 1- 3 hours and you can return to routine activities of daily living with just some soreness at the site of injection. Hip conditions that may benefit from orthobiologics include tendonitis, ligament and tendon tears, cartilage injuries, and early-stage arthritis.
At the American Hip Institute, we specialize in minimally invasive techniques and cutting-edge procedures to help restore hip mobility and function. Book your appointment at the American Hip Institute for find out if you be a candidate for orthobiologic treatment.
Dr. Ajay C. Lall is a dual fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy. He is an avid clinical researcher with numerous presentations and publications at international academic meetings and within top peer-reviewed journals. The doctors at the American Hip Institute have been global leaders in Hip Arthroscopy and Robotic Surgery for over a decade. While some would call this excellence, we simply call it the American Hip Institute standard.