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What are orthobiologics?

Regenerative medicine treatments, called orthobiologics, are the latest way to renew and repair damaged or diseased tissue and treat orthopedic and sports medicine conditions. Orthobioloigcs also have anti-pain effects and promote the continued growth of healthy tissue. These therapies are made from substances that are naturally found in our bodies.

RISE offers orthobiologics for the musculoskeletal system including soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, and tendons) and peripheral joints (such as shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, or ankle) as well as spine (disc, paraspinal muscles, facet, and SI joints).

Types of Orthobiologic Therapy at RISE

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Treatment
uses natural growth factors found in a patient’s blood, called platelets, and injects them into the site of a patient’s injury to promote healing.

Read our blog post for more information on PRP treatment.

Stem Cell (BMAC) Therapy
extracts stem cells, healing and growth factors from a patients bone marrow in the pelvic bone, concentrated in a centrifuge, and injected into specific areas of the patient’s body to help renew and repair damaged or diseased tissue.

Read our blog post for more information on BMAC therapy.

What Injuries Can Orthobiologics Treat?

Orthobiologics can be used to treat broken bones as well as tissue-related injuries in muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and disc that affect the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and spine as well as more general conditions like osteoarthritis. Other treatable conditions include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Chronic ligament or tendon problems
  • Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee sprains
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder and spine joints
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder pain and instability
  • Spine facet joint pain and dysfunction
  • SI joint pain and dysfunction
  • Discogenic spine pain

Sonja Stilp, M.D. has advanced training in regenerative medicine and orthobiologics for the treatment of spine and sports injuries. If you’d like to hear more about interventional orthopedics schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Stilp at RISE in Boulder, Colorado.

RISE videos

Stem cell Procedure

Dr. Stilp takes us through the BMAC stem cell procedure on her chronic left knee injury from a bike racing crash. WATCH >>

Patient Perspective

Rob BMAC and PRP L shoulder (<1week). ‘Each day drastically progressed to better!’ WATCH >>

Restore and Strengthen

Rob progress update (2 months). ‘Super excited about this!’ ‘Full mobility, No pain.’ WATCH >>

Return to Play

Dr. Stilp from top of Vail, 7 week progress report on BMAC stem cell procedure. WATCH >>