Using the body’s own healing mechanisms to treat joint and tendon damage.
Orthobiologic injection-based therapy is a safe and effective alternative remedy to surgery, steroid injections and therapy for treating osteoarthritis and tendinopathy (tendinitis also known as tendonitis). Orthobiologics are a group of treatment options that use substances naturally found in the body in an intensified concentration. They work with your body to improve symptoms and potentially restore cartilage and tendon structure.
Why Should You Choose Ohio State Sports Medicine for Orthobiologic Treatments?
Investment in Innovation: Ohio State Sports Medicine uses an advanced system in its procedures, allowing our physicians to customize the cell content, platelet concentration and blood volume specific to each patient’s needs. Our technology also allows for two joints to be addressed during the same appointment.
Expert care: Our model of care is more than just an injection, but working to improve every aspect of your joint health. This includes education, research partnerships to further advance the field of orthobiologics and the absolute best physical therapists that work to optimize your strength and function after your procedure.
Ongoing Research: Our dedication to research provides you with the safest, most evidence-based interventions. Our research outcomes database allows us to track patient progress for up to two years to optimize treatment plans.
Our sports medicine physicians will evaluate your condition and medical history to determine if orthobiologics might work for you. Patients with blood disorders and those requiring anti-inflammatory medicines may not be good candidates.
Orthobiologic treatments are an out-of-pocket expense not covered by most insurance companies. Treatments start at $650.
How It Works
Our Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) procedure starts with performing a small blood draw and isolating the platelets that contain healing proteins via a centrifuge. Ohio State Sports Medicine uses an advanced system which allows our physicians to customize the cell content, platelet concentration and blood volume specific to each patient’s needs. Those platelets are then injected into the problem joint or tendon. The entire process takes about 30 minutes.
A Closer Look at Sports Orthobiologic Treatments
Platelet- Rich Plasma Therapy
Dr. Grant Jones, MD, orthopaedic surgeon and head of the Sports Medicine Shoulder Division, provides an overview of the promising technique of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to treat many orthopedic injuries.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Clinical Trials
Dr. Michael Baria discusses Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP) and the research taking place to determine how to prefect the treatment and when it is appropriate for patients to return to their activities or sport safely.