Will Orthobiologic Injections Help Me Heal Faster?
Orthobiologic injections are being used successfully by Dr. Tyrrell Burrus to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions. It is a very cutting-edge treatment that is not only promoting more rapid healing but also being used to minimize pain, limiting the need for opioids and cortisone injections. There are two different types of orthobiologic injections Dr. Burrus uses: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
Platelets are the part of your blood that responds to an injury by clotting or thickening the blood to promote healing. Platelets are a naturally occurring part of your blood, made up of a variety of proteins that promote healing. PRP therapy can help to heal bone and tissue, including conditions like tendonitis, sprains, arthritis, and fractures. Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses your own plasma and platelets, so there is no risk. Dr. Burrus takes a sample of your blood, isolates the platelets and through a process called centrifugation, increases the number of isolated platelets, then puts them back in your blood sample and injects it to the site of treatment.
Stem Cell Injections
As part of the Regenerative Care Network (RCN), Dr. Burrus is able to provide treatment of osteoarthritis using umbilical cord stem cells. Stem cell injections provide pain relief by reducing inflammation, and because Dr. Burrus is part of a state-approved research party, he is one of a select few physicians who can provide this cutting-edge treatment. Umbilical stem cells are less painful to extract and more effective than bone marrow stem cells.
If you are interested in the potential therapeutic benefits of platelet-rich plasma treatments or you suffer from osteoarthritis and would like to be considered for the stem cell injection study, a consultation with an orthopedic specialist may be the first step towards discovering a treatment and recovery plan that is right for you. Dr. Tyrrell Burrus is an experienced fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who is dedicated to providing high-quality, specialized holistic care. Call 512.477.6341 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment. Our practice serves those in Austin, Texas as well as Bastrop, Texas.