Orthobiologics in Kirkland, WA
As a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Camille Clinton delivers state-of-the-art treatment to patients experiencing musculoskeletal injuries with orthobiologics. Dr. Clinton is dedicated to providing patient-centered care and takes the time to discuss all treatment options in an effort to preserve and improve patient lifestyles.
As a former athlete herself, Dr. Clinton understands the desire to return to the sports and activities you love and utilizes an individualized approach to ensure optimal care and results. Call (425) 899-4810 to schedule an appointment at our orthopedic surgery office in Kirkland, WA today!
What are Orthobiologics?
Orthobiologics is an evolving field in orthopedics. A great deal of research is being done on how we can use substances from our own bodies (like PRP and stem cells) to treat musculoskeletal injuries.
There is still a great deal that we are learning and at this point, many treatments are still considered experimental, but research is ongoing.
A few of the more common treatments in use currently are:
PRP or platelet-rich plasma has been used to treat tendonitis, tendon tears and arthritis. It has been available for several years and is considered safe with minimal side effects.
A small amount of blood is taken from a vein in your arm. This blood is then placed in a centrifuge and spun down to isolate the plasma. This is then injected into the area we are treating.
There is a lot in the news these days about stem cells. This is a broad and complicated topic. There are a number of different potential sources of stem cells. Some of these actually provide active stem cells and some do not.
There have not, to date, been good controlled medical studies done on stem cells that show they reverse arthritis or cure other musculoskeletal diseases. However, there is a great deal of research ongoing and it may be that over the next several years we are able to define ways in which stem cells are proven to be useful.
Schedule a Consultation for Treatment with Orthobiologics
Dr. Camille Clinton is a fellowship-trained board-certified orthopedic surgeon that specializes in sports medicine. As a former athlete, she knows how important it is to ensure a safe and timely return to play. Call (425) 899-4810 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Clinton today!