For decades, the limited capability of highly specialized cartilage to heal properly after injury has plagued the recovery of athletes of all ages and abilities. Diminished performance and even arthritis have often been the result.
Ortho + Biologics is the emerging science of applying the Biology of enhanced native healing of joint cartilage & tissue to the field of Orthopedic sports medicine.
Increasingly, advances in biologic therapy are allowing the use of natural substances, as from an athlete’s own plasma and stem cells or donor cartilage grafts, modified and then re-introduced to injured areas, to promote healing in ways never before possible. This can now be accomplished by both surgical and non-surgical means. Technology is progressing rapidly. While currently able to repair, replace or restore damaged cartilage, the ultimate goal of Ortho + Biologics is to regenerate tissue and allow complete return of joint structure and function in the recovery of the injured athlete.