If your injury or condition isn’t improving with traditional orthopaedic treatments like physical therapy or cortisone injections, orthobiologics may offer a promising solution.

Orthobiologics are natural substances used to boost the healing process, offering additional support for bones, joints and muscles to repair more effectively.

At Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, we offer several types of orthobiologic treatments to help you get back to the activities you love. Our orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists evaluate your condition from every angle and develop a tailored treatment plan that’s best for you, including follow-up appointments and post-treatment rehabilitation.

What Are Orthobiologics?

Orthobiologics are special substances from our bodies or natural sources that doctors use to aid tissue repair and regeneration. These substances can be things like growth factors, stem cells or proteins.

Orthobiologic treatments are injected directly into the area that needs healing. This can encourage your body to repair damaged tissues, reduce pain and improve your overall function.

Orthobiologics Services Offered

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What Should I Expect from Orthobiologics?

Your doctor will work with you to determine the appropriate treatment pathway that works best for you.

Dr. Brian Waterman explains how orthobiologics treat musculoskeletal conditions

Orthobiologics are substances either derived from our own bodies or natural sources that are injected into the body to help with repair and regeneration. Two of the main types of orthobiologics are plasma-rich platelet therapy (PRP) and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC). These treatments are used for both surgical and non-surgical patients to address a variety of injuries and conditions.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Watch to learn more about the Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy.