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Non-Invasive Tissue Treatments | PRP & Cellular Based Therapy - Allentown, PA

PRP & Cellular Based Therapy Specialists in Lehigh Valley, PA

Orthobiologics (including platelet-rich plasma therapy and Cellular Based therapy) helps to heal injuries, both acute and chronic, by restoring the structure and function of damaged tissues. At OAA, our Orthobiologics Institute uses these techniques to treat conditions from osteoarthritis and tendon injuries to ligament and muscle tears. Using your own tissue to initiate a natural healing process, Orthobiologics can help you restore function, heal more quickly after surgery, or avoid the need for surgery altogether.

If you’re ready to discuss your options, schedule an appointment at OAA today.

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Cellular Based Therapy PRP in Allentown, PA

In previous years,  Cellular Based Therapy to orthopedic pain have been seen as expensive and inaccessible, available only to professional athletes and the very wealthy. In fact, anyone living with injured tissues can benefit, and these procedures are now more accessible than ever.

At OAA Orthopaedic Specialists, we’re proud to offer non-surgical, non-invasive orthobiologic solutions to our patients for the treatment of:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spine / Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Other soft tissue injuries
  • And more.

 Using a physician-led approach that is dedicated to convenience, cost effectiveness, quality, and compassion, we’ll help you build an individualized treatment plan that truly works for you.  

OAA is one of the largest orthopedic specialist groups in the United States, and our team is staffed with experienced medical professionals who are dedicated to helping improve your quality of life. If you’re ready to address your pain, don’t wait. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Specialists -  Orthobiologics

Jill Crosson
Allentown Office
Bethlehem Township Office
['Family Medicine', 'Sports Medicine']
['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office']
Michael Krafczyk
Allentown Office
Lehighton Office
['Allentown Office', 'Lehighton Office']
Robert Wertz II
Allentown Office
Bethlehem Township Office
['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office']

FAQs on Orthobiologics:

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a Orthobiologics treatment option that uses components of your body’s own blood cells to help relieve pain and accelerate healing. Your Orthobiologics specialist will obtain PRP through a simple blood draw, then put in a centrifuge that separates the platelet-rich part of your blood. 

How does platelet therapy work?

Once your specialist has separated the platelets, they will then inject the platelets back into your affected tendon, joint, or ligament. The platelet-rich plasma injection contains natural growth factors that will then aid in the process of healing from your injury or condition. 

Is PRP the same as Cellular Based Therapy?

No. While the team at OAA does provide Cellular Based therapy alongside PRP, these are two separate types of Orthobiologics. Cellular Based Therapy is an alternative Orthobiologics treatment option that uses your body’s bone marrow to help relieve pain and accelerate healing. To date, cellular based therapy has been recognized by the global medical community as the biggest breakthrough in natural healing. OAA’s Orthobiologics Institute will usually recommend the best solution for patients looking to repair damage to cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.

How does Cellular Based Therapy work?

During Cellular Based Therapy, your Orthobiologics specialist will inject areas with solutions to treat damaged tissue. Your body naturally uses its bone marrow to heal injuries and to help rebuild joints affected by degenerative joint disease. Cellular Based Therapy helps generate new healthy tissue and accelerates the healing process. This procedure is performed in our office in a sterile environment using local anesthesia and ultrasound guidance to ensure comfort and accuracy.

What is exosome therapy? Is it different from Cellular Based Therapy?

Exosome therapy is a Cellular Based therapy that is highly targeted, flexible treatment for conditions like osteoarthritis, chronic pain, and musculoskeletal injuries. Genetic disorders, chronic and degenerative diseases, and the natural aging process can all inhibit your cells' ability to communicate.

Is Orthobiologics invasive?

No. In fact, both PRP and Cellular Based Therapies are becoming increasingly popular due to their non-invasive, non-surgical approach. PRP in osteoarthritis treatment is common, and it is gaining particular traction in sports medicine communities.

In some scenarios, your doctor might also recommend fat grafting in conjunction with your Orthobiologics therapy.  Depending on your condition and site of injury, fat cells may help platelet-rich plasma and Cellular Based Therapy adhere to and help activate your healing cascade. Using a special device, your doctor will remove fat tissue from an area of your body where it is stored easily, such as the abdomen. This tissue is then injected into the affected area with the platelet-rich plasma to help enable the opportunity for natural healing and pain relief.