Ortho RI Biologics employs breakthrough biologic therapies that offer a nonsurgical path to relieving pain and returning you to your daily activities. New research and developing technology continue to expand the orthopedic applications of biologic treatments, involving soft-tissue injuries to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as osteoarthritis and other conditions.
PRP is a concentration of platelets and growth factors created from a small amount of your own blood or bone marrow. These are injected to the site of injury where it may induce the release of growth factors and stimulate the repair process and speed healing.
Your provider will withdraw a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm. This sample is placed in a centrifuge, where it undergoes a high-speed spinning process that separates and concentrates the platelets and other beneficial growth factors from other blood components. The entire PRP production process is usually done in less than 30 minutes.
BMAC is a fluid taken from bone marrow that is high in adult stem cells, which are known to be critical in processes such as tissue regeneration. Stem cells are primitive cells that, under certain conditions, are able to grow into various types of tissues like bone, cartilage, fat, and blood vessels.
BMAC is collected through a minimally invasive method that uses a needle to remove bone marrow from a large bone, such as the pelvic bone. The procedure is generally done under local anesthesia, sedation, or with general anesthesia. The aspirate is then put through processing that uses a centrifuge to separate the desired cells.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)
Stem cells are primitive cells that, under certain conditions, are able to grow into various types of tissues like bone, cartilage, fat, and blood vessels. Adipose-derived cell therapy uses stem cells derived from the body’s fat tissue to prevent or treat an orthopedic injury or a condition. This therapy aids the body’s natural healing process by creating cells that damaged tissue needs to repair itself.
Stem cells are obtained from donor fat tissue, which an Ortho RI Biologics provider then injects stem cells into the injured area of the patient. These stem cells have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as growth factors that may replace damaged cells in the body.
A2M is a substance secreted by many cells in the body and is also found in the plasma of blood. A2M inhibits enzymes that degrade cartilage in joints, creating a healthier environment for cartilage cells and providing symptomatic relief of arthritis pain, swelling, stiffness, and restricted motion.
Your provider will withdraw a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm. This sample is placed in a centrifuge, where it undergoes a high-speed spinning process that separates and concentrates the A2M. The A2M is then injected into the site of your injury, where it binds to substances in your joints that cause cartilage to degrade over time, thereby slowing or preventing degeneration of the joint.