Beacon Orthopaedics offers trusted alternatives to surgery, to provide patients with a broad spectrum of care options. Beacon offers orthobiological options that facilitate healing, without surgical intervention. Dr. Henry Stiene (non-spine) and Dr. John Brannan (treatment of the spine), among other physicians at Beacon, are the experts when it comes to orthobiological treatment.
Beacon Orthopaedics has several physicians that offer orthobiologics. These are non-invasive or minimally invasive options that can help patients heal faster without surgery. A popular option is platelet injections. These injections utilize a patient’s own blood to rebuild and heal a damaged tendon or cartilage in the body. This type of therapy can help relieve pain in the affected area and also jump starts the healing process.
This treatment is most commonly used in patients with osteoarthritis in the hip, knee or shoulder. Patients seeking non-surgical options for chronic tendonitis in the ankle or elbow often choose these treatments as well. More conservative methods of treatment are typically attempted first, such as rest, medication, physical therapy, etc., but when those methods fail, these treatment options can be a nice alternative.
Physicians that offer Platelet Injections
Bone Marrow Concentrate Treatment
This treatment includes the body’s repair cells that can help decrease pain and improve function in injured joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles. They have been shown, along with injections, to help stop, or arrest the arthritic process in joints. This treatment can keep arthritis from progressing in a joint and allow it to work in a normal fashion with a decrease in pain and improved function, and in the right patient, avoid the need for joint replacement. Contrary to what is often posted on websites across the internet and sent in the mail, these treatments DO NOT produce new cartilage. The treatment has been shown to help heal muscle, tendons, and ligaments throughout the body including the spine.
Physicians that offer Bone Marrow Concentrate Treatment
Neural Prolotherapy (short for proliferant therapy) is a treatment used to treat pain arising from joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and the connective tissue that holds these structures together. Pain from these structures may be due to injury, overuse, normal wear and tear (degeneration), and nerve injury or irritation.
Prolotherapy uses solutions such as concentrated dextrose that produce a minor injury or inflammation to these structures. Connective tissue such as ligaments and tendons have a very poor blood supply and this severely limits the ability of these tissues to heal themselves as living tissue needs a healthy blood supply to maintain nourishment and repair itself.
Physicians that offer Prolotherapy
Perineural Injection Treatment (PIT) (Lyftogt Technique)
Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) is a proven safe, effective treatment for patients who may not be good candidates for joint replacement surgery or biologic options such as Bone Marrow Concentrate treatments. Perineural injections are used for treating inflamed and injured nerves causing chronic pain. This pain is often due to trauma, arthritis, sports, overuse, occupational, and surgical injuries.