How We Use Biologics to Heal

Biologics are an innovative form of medicine that comes from living organisms or have living organisms in them. In all three of our offices in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas, J. Michael Bennett, MD, PA, and our team use biologic medicine derived from viruses, blood, cells, tissues, and proteins to treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions.

This blog outlines more about how biologics can relieve your pain and heal you so that you can resume your routine.

Understanding biologics

Biologics are a fast-emerging solution that harnesses the power of your body’s blood and stem cells. It’s an attractive alternative to invasive surgery and works for several orthopedic conditions, such as:

The biologics field is so promising that the largest group of musculoskeletal specialists, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, have announced a five-year strategic partnership in biologic technologies and medicines. 

How PRP works

Our sports medicine specialist, Dr. Bennett, uses natural platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to eradicate pain and inflammation in your joints, muscles, and tendons and help you heal from your injuries. These platelets are already in your blood, so our team withdraws a sample and mixes it in a centrifuge machine to make the PRP. This process isolates the abundant growth factors in your blood and becomes the catalyst for your recovery. 

How stem cell therapy works

Another time-tested biologic solution is stem cells derived from your bone marrow, fatty tissue, or skin. Stem cells complement reconstructive surgery and graft work to provoke your body’s natural healing response.

When it comes to sports injuries or osteoarthritis, stem cell therapy is ideal because, once they are injected, they intuitively know how to route themselves to your damaged tissues. Stem cell therapy is often called regenerative therapy because it triggers your tissues and cells to regenerate themselves. Once the healing process is complete, you’ll resume your usual activities and hobbies without pain or impaired mobility. 

Can biologics help you?

Biologic therapy is a viable option for most people with mild to moderate damage. If your condition is severe, surgery may be the best path forward. Dr. Bennett meets with you to conduct a comprehensive physical exam, take X-rays, and customize a treatment plan that alleviates your pain and restores your quality of life. 

To talk to Dr. Bennett about this groundbreaking solution and to determine if you are a candidate for biologics, call today or use the online scheduling option to book at your convenience.

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