Regenerative & Alternative Medicine
Non-surgical treatment options for hand, foot, knee, joint and tendon injuries
Benefits of regenerative and non-surgical remedies
The goal of surgery alternatives is to harness the body’s natural ability to heal to reduce pain and improve mobility. For patients who are strong candidates for non-surgical options, these procedures are less invasive and recovery time is faster when compared with most surgical treatments.
Initial improvements in pain and mobility are seen within few weeks of treatment, and continue to gradually improve as the healing process continues.
Alternative treatment options
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use platelets from the patient’s blood and injecting them into cartilage and tendons to reduce pain and aid healing of common injuries.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive procedure injecting a person’s own stem cells into damaged tissue to initiate healthy cell growth, improve function and decrease pain.
The Tenex procedure is a proprietary method of treating chronic tendon pain by locating and removing scar tissue that causes pain when the tendon is overused or as a result of an active lifestyle.
Needle aponeurotomy (NA)
Corrects Dupuytrens contracture of the fingers using a small needle and without stitches. Return to full use in a few days.
Enzymes injected into Dupuytrens soften and breaks cords, usually with immediate correction. Faster recovery and no stitches compared with surgery.
Steroid injections for back pain
Steroid injections are one of the most effective ways to decrease pain & improve function for back, spine & neck pain. They are often administered for chronic symptoms of sciatica where the roots in the spinal cord become irritated or pinched, resulting in pain, numbness, tingling or weakness along the nerve.
Medial branch blocks & radiofrequency ablation
The medial branch block is a procedure in which a physician injects anesthetic near the small medial nerves connected to a specific facet joint. A medial branch block is primarily used as a diagnostic approach but can also be used as a short-term treatment option. Once the physician has identified the source of the pain in the facet joint, a medial branch radiofrequency ablation can treat that pain.
A radiofrequency ablation, also known as a radiofrequency neurotomy, is a type of injection procedure used to treat facet joint pain. Before a radiofrequent ablation procedure takes place, a medial branch nerve block procedure will need to have been performed to accurately diagnose that the patient’s pain is being transmitted by those nerves.