Orthobiologics are natural substances such as cells, tissue, blood components, and growth factors that are harnessed to aid in the treatment of orthopedic injuries or conditions. They may be used to replace lost tissue, stimulate regeneration and healing, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve joint function.
Orthobiologics may be obtained from your own body or from a donor. They may be administered in the form of injections or may require a surgical procedure. They may be used alone as a conservative treatment or following orthopedic surgery to enhance results.
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a high concentration of platelets and plasma. PRP injections can help alleviate painful symptoms, promote healing, and delay joint replacement surgeries. It can help treat several orthopedic conditions such as muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries; arthritis; and fractures.