Regenerative Orthopedics Specialist

Coastal Empire Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Savannah, GA

Revolutionary changes in orthopedic medicine can help you heal joint and soft tissue injuries with less invasive therapies than that were previously available. At Coastal Empire Orthopedics located in Savannah, Georgia, Dr. Jonathan Shults and his expert team provide regenerative orthopedic techniques for conditions including tennis elbow, tendinitis, and arthritis. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn about these revolutionary regenerative treatments that lead to successful, efficient healing.

Regenerative Orthopedics Q & A

What is regenerative orthopedics?

Regenerative orthopedics is a state-of-the-art approach to musculoskeletal healing. It focuses on capitalizing on the ability of your own body to heal itself. Growth factors from stem cells, platelets, and amniotic fluids help ease inflammation and create new, healthy cells in compromised joints.

What are the benefits of regenerative orthopedics?

Regenerative orthopedics offers a number of advantages when compared to conventional therapies that include surgery. These include:

  • Long-term pain relief
  • Improved, faster healing
  • Speedier recovery
  • Non-invasiveness, so there’s no blood loss or risk of infection

Regenerative techniques also allow you to return to your functions sooner, whether that’s athletics or other daily activity.

What areas can be treated with regenerative orthopedics?

Regenerative orthopedics is of especial benefit to your joints. Issues that may be eligible for regenerative orthopedic treatments include:

  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle strain
  • Tears or sprains of soft tissue

Joints, such as your knees, elbows, and shoulders, respond well to regenerative arthritis treatments.

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, uses the healing properties of platelets --  a component of your blood. Your blood consists of red blood cells, platelets, and the liquid – or plasma. With PRP, a sample of your blood is drawn and spun down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelet count. These platelets contain extremely beneficial growth factors that when injected into an injured joint can prompt healing.

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cells are unique in that they can morph into any type of cell that’s needed by a specific area. When Dr. Shults injects stem cells, harvested from your own body or a donor, into your injured joint or tissue, the cells transform into healthy cells to rebuild the specific area that’s in pain or degenerated.

What are amniotic injections?

Amniotic injections utilize the same growth factors and nutrients that nourish fetal growth. They contain cytokines, carbohydrates, lipids, multipotent cells, and hyaluronic acid to promote healing in an inflamed joint or in damaged tissue. Amniotic injections are an alternative to steroid injections as a method of pain relief and inflammation reduction.

Dr. Shults and his team utilize regenerative modalities for conditions such as tennis elbow, tendinitis, arthritis.

To learn more about the state-of-the-art regenerative medicine techniques available at Coastal Empire Orthopedics, call the office or book an appointment today.