Orthobiologics

Orthobiologics therapies available at Swift Institute include platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy and bone marrow aspirate therapy. Orthobiologics is the specialty focused on using new technologies and therapies to address and treat joints and disc problems. To request more information about non-surgical therapies or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

Degeneration or aging of the human body is a natural process and creates most of the illnesses people obtain in their lifetimes — including joint and back pain. Currently, most doctors focus on managing patients’ symptoms rather than being able to address the root cause. The doctors at Swift Institute manage many orthopedic and spine conditions without surgery, including osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, meniscus tears, osteoarthritis of the spine, hip and knee, ligament sprains, and rotator cuff tears.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is super-physiologically concentrated platelets and growth factors that stimulate healing and regeneration of injured tissues, muscles, tendons or ligaments. PRP is derived from your own body and is 100% natural. PRP injections are an increasingly popular alternative to surgery because of the great results patients of all ages are obtaining. Whether you are an elite athlete or a “Weekend Warrior,” orthobiologics therapies, including PRP, are an effective and safe nonsurgical therapy to treat forms of acute and chronic pain.

If you are interested in learning more about platelet rich plasma, please contact us at 775-348-8800 or please click here to see if PRP therapy is the best treatment option for you.

Where does platelet rich plasma (PRP) come from?

To harvest PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system. This blood is centrifuged at high speeds to isolate the growth factors and platelets. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection, and a low risk of allergic reaction.

What should I expect from PRP treatment?

PRP is a safe, non-surgical procedure that stimulates healing and treats acute and chronic pain. Although recovery times can vary, patients generally begin to see improvement in pain and mobility within 4 to 6 weeks. Improvement will continue for up to 12 months. The cost of a PRP treatment varies based on your specific treatment needs.

PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets and regenerative growth factors directly into the area in need.

Platelet rich plasma is a very simple and safe nonsurgical procedure that is performed by a qualified physician. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1: A small sample of your blood is drawn and collected into a special device.

Step 2: The special device is then centrifuged at a high speed, two separate times, to isolate the purest PRP.

Step 3: Once the PRP has been isolated, it is ready to be injected into your affected site. It is carefully injected using refined techniques to ensure advanced healing and regeneration.

To request more information about non-surgical orthobiologics procedures or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

What is Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate?

BMAC, also known as bone marrow aspirate concentrate, is a fluid containing cells taken from bone marrow. The first step in producing BMAC is to collect bone marrow aspirate. At Swift Institute this is completed through a minimally invasive image guided procedure using a needle to remove bone marrow from a large bone, such as the pelvic bone. The procedure is generally completed under local anesthesia. The aspirate is processed using a centrifuge. When combined with other bone marrow cells and platelets, stem and progenitor cells can be used to heal tissue when injected. BMAC contains proteins, called cytokines and growth factors, that aid in healing tissue. A decrease in inflammation and new tissue formation can result from bone marrow concentrate. Swift Institute uses well-accepted evidence based treatment options, including bone marrow aspirate (BMAC).

To request more information about orthobiologics or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

Quicker Healing Process

Orthobiologics therapy has helped many professionals and athletes heal rapidly from an injury and return to full activity. Non-surgical therapy procedures are ideal for individuals who face ailments such as back pain, knee arthritis, tendonitis, ligament injuries, arthritis of the knee, hip or shoulder rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, hip bursitis, patellar tendon injury, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon injuries.

Cost

The cost of orthobiologics therapy procedures depend on your specific treatment. For more information, call 775-348-8800 to receive pricing information for your specific therapy plan. Platelet rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate concentrate therapies are not FDA Approved therapies at this time.

Recovery Time

Although recovery times vary, most patients can expect to see improvement in their pain and mobility within 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. Patients will continue to see improvement in pain and mobility for up to 12 months.

Benefits

No surgery, no medication, and no hospital stays are just a few of the reasons why thousands have chosen orthobiologics therapies over traditional methods. Most procedures are performed in less than an hour with very little post recovery. Many patients are able to return to work the next day.

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate is a very simple and safe outpatient procedure that is performed by a qualified board-certified physician. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1: Removal of bone marrow or fat tissue.

Step 2: Once a sample of your bone marrow or fat tissue has been obtained, the cells are isolated with a specialized centrifuge.

Step 3: The orthobiologic is then carefully injected into the site where the injury exists. At Swift Institute, all orthobiologics procedures are performed using ultrasound or fluoroscopy guidance.

Important questions to ask:

What is the recovery time?

Is your doctor board-certified and trained in performing orthobiologics procedures?

Is your doctor trained in ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance>

What to expect after a procedure?

Most patients find themselves back in their daily routine the day after the procedure. Recovery gradually happens over the course of 2-6 weeks and can continue for up to 12+ months. To request more information about orthobiologics therapy or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

What are the results & benefits of orthobiologics therapy?

  • Outpatient procedure
  • Simple procedural process
  • Quick recovery
  • Back to work the next day
  • It’s possible to treat your pain without surgery.

The board-certified, fellowship-trained doctors in the Orthobiologics department at Swift Institute treat the following conditions:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles tears
  • Ankle and foot arthritis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cartilage defects
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Elbow tendonitis
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Hand and wrist arthritis
  • Hip arthritis
  • Knee arthritis
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Knee tendonitis
  • Neck pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder and elbow arthritis
  • Spinal arthritis (facet syndrome)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tension headaches
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

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