Biologic Joint Reconstruction Detroit and Southeastern Michigan
DMC Medical Group provides alternatives to knee surgery, including biologic joint reconstruction in Detroit. This minimally invasive treatment option can delay or even eliminate the need for surgery. Biologics are medications that come from or contain components of living organisms, and they utilize natural components like sugars, proteins, and DNA. Biologic treatment options harness the body’s own power to promote healing and reduce inflammation, and can even be used in conjunction with surgery to help enhance the healing process.
There are various different types of biologics that can be used for joint reconstruction and repair:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP): This treatment option takes a patient’s own blood and extracts the beneficial platelet-rich plasma, which is then reinjected into the area being treated. The PRP has natural growth factors that promote healing and reduce inflammation.
- Autologous protein solution (APS): This therapy is designed for patients who have knee arthritis. “Autologous” means that it comes from the patient’s own body, and it uses high concentrations of anti-inflammatory proteins to treat joint pain and protect cartilage cells. This treatment can reduce joint pain, improve joint function, and may slow the progression of arthritis in the knees.
- Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid injections may offer pain relief by helping to provide cushioning within the joints. Hyaluronic acid is similar to a substance that naturally occurs in the joints and acts as a lubricant and shock absorber, helping them to function properly. In addition to reducing joint pain and stiffness, hyaluronic acid may also help with cartilage regeneration.
If you have arthritis of the knees and are looking for alternatives to surgery, biologic joint repair in southeastern Michigan might be an option for you. Call DMC Medical Group at (888) 542-7028 to schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable sports medicine and orthopedics specialists.