Orthobiologics: Improving Quality of Life for Athletes and Non-Athletes Alike

Improving Quality of Life for Athletes and Non-Athletes Alike

By Dr. Danielle DeGiorgio, DO, FAAPMR
Non-Operative Sports Medicine Specialist, St. Charles

St. Charles offers cutting edge treatment regenerative medicine options for patients who desire to return to sport, or a physically active lifestyle. The human body has an innate ability to heal itself and the experts at St. Charles can prompt the body to do what it is designed to do.

Our regenerative medicine specialists use agents, also called orthobiologics, such as PRP (platelet rich plasma) and BMAC (bone marrow aspirate concentrate) to treat a diverse range of orthopedic and sports injuries, both acute and chronic. Treatments can potentially repair damaged tissues such as muscle, tendons, ligaments and cartilage, and reduce osteoarthritic pain while improving function.

This is accomplished by taking the healing growth factors which naturally exist in our body’s blood and bone marrow, concentrating them and placing them in the injured area. The cells then change the environment into one which optimizes healing with a more native cell type. Of course, the concentration of the different types of cells must be carefully determined by the regenerative medicine specialist, as each location and type of injury requires specific formulation.

If you are interested in learning more about regenerative medicine treatment at St. Charles, call (631) 474-6797.

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