Orthobiologics are natural substances that are used to promote the healing of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They are often used to treat orthopedic conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, ligament tears, and bone fractures.
Orthobiologics can be used in a variety of ways, including:
- Injections: Orthobiologics can be injected directly into the injured area. This is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in a doctor's office or clinic.
- Surgery: Orthobiologics can also be used during surgery. For example, substances extracted from the patient's bone marrow or blood can be used to fill in bone defects or to promote healing after surgery.
Benefits of Orthobiologics
Orthobiologics offer a number of benefits over traditional orthopedic treatments, such as surgery and medication. Some of the benefits of orthobiologics include:
- Minimally invasive: Orthobiologic treatments are often minimally invasive, which means that there is less downtime and risk of complications.
- Natural: Orthobiologics are natural substances that are derived from the patient's own body. This means that there is a lower risk of side effects and allergic reactions.
- Effective: Orthobiologics have been shown to be effective in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions.
Who Is a Candidate for Orthobiologics?
Orthobiologics may be a good option for patients who have:
- Chronic pain that has not responded to other treatments
- Injuries that have not healed properly
- Other orthopedic conditions, such as tendonitis and ligament tears
If you are interested in learning more about orthobiologics, schedule an appointment with one of our orthobiologics experts by requesting an appointment online or calling one of our four locations: Abingdon, Bristol – Hospital, Bristol Midway, or Johnson City.
Please note: Some orthobiologic treatments may not be covered by insurance, and you may be financially responsible for the cost. Please talk to your doctor, a staff member, or your insurance carrier to learn more about coverage for specific treatments.