STEM CELL & PRP THERAPY – PATIENT INFORMATION
Dr. Christopher Jones of Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group offers the most technologically advanced operative and non-operative treatment options for patients with common orthopaedic conditions.
While surgery is a mainstay of treating orthopaedic conditions, Dr. Jones believes in taking a conservative approach when considering surgery and thus has been utilizing biologic treatments for over 5 years as a form of Regenerative Medicine. He started using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for treatment of conditions such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, patella tendinitis, plantar fascitis and osteoarthritis when research began to show it as a viable alternative. He has seen great success in treating these conditions with fewer and fewer patients requiring surgery.
More recently, Stem Cell Therapy has entered the clinical arena of Regenerative Medicine as a viable treatment option. Stem cells have been shown in laboratory and clinical studies to regenerate or regrow new viable tissue and cartilage. The conditions that are amenable to these biologic treatments include:
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
- Jumper’s Knee (Patella Tendonitis)
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
- Cartilage Injuries
- Ligament Injuries
- Muscle Injuries