Biologic injections are widely being used to kick-start your own natural healing and regenerative capabilities. There are various types of biologic injections that are either harvested from you the patient or from external sources such as the amniotic tissue.
Kickstart Your Natural Healing & Restorative Capabilities
Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine offers a wide range of biologic treatments for those suffering from joint damage, arthritis, and inflammation, among other conditions. Contact us today to find out if you are a candidate for biologic treatment or to schedule your consultation in Grapevine, or Flower Mound.
Why Should I Consider Biologic Treatment?
Biological injections are designed to kickstart your own natural healing and restorative abilities. There are various types of biologic injections that are either harvested from the patient or from external sources such as amniotic tissue. Treatments focus on the parts of the immune system that affect inflammation. These procedures can treat arthritis, tendonitis, and certain injuries. The use of biologic injections can promote healing, accelerate new tissue growth, and decrease pain. Biologics use proteins and growth factors present to stimulate healing.
Additional Biologic Therapies
A commonly used biologic therapy is platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is harvested from your blood. Platelets are separated from the blood and used in an injection targeting the injured area. Boosting the quantity of platelets around an injured area can help to accelerate natural healing. The PRP injection releases concentrated growth factors which may speed healing and tissue regrowth. PRP injections may also reduce inflammation around an injury.
Side Effects & Risks of Biologic Injections
Biologic treatments have potential risk which will depend on the type of biologic injection you use. Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine will inform you of any risks before deciding on the course of treatment. The most common side effects associated with treatment are infusion reactions, which is a skin reaction where the shot was administered. The most common side effects associated with PRP are injection site pain.
Schedule Your Biologic Treatment
You and your doctor must arrive at this decision together. Once you do, your doctor will provide a set of instructions and steps for you to prepare for treatment. Contact us today to find out if you are a candidate for one of our biologic treatments or to schedule an appointment.