The use of stem cell therapy has increased very rapidly over the last decade to such a degree that it is expected to revolutionize the field of Orthopedics. This treatment can be used to treat certain bone and cartilage defects caused by trauma or infection as well as to stimulate ligament and tendon healing in long-standing injuries.
Other than the well-known complications such as kidney failure, vision problems, and loss of sensation in the extremities, being diagnosed with diabetes increases your risk for developing bone and joint problems. These are caused due to nerve damage and blood circulation issues that occur if your blood sugar levels are high.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative and advanced treatment that has been suggested, in certain clinical studies, to provide significant relief for longstanding tendon, ligament, and cartilage injuries as well as other chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Performing physical therapy rehabilitation exercises plays a key role in helping you regain range of motion and function in your knee. The following exercises will help minimize the formation of scar tissue allowing return to routine activities as soon as possible:
Did you know that falls are the #1 cause of injuries among the elderly in the United States and they mostly occur at home? Nearly a third of US seniors fall every year sustaining serious injuries such as hip fractures. Hip fractures are the most common operative fractures treated by orthopaedic surgeons.