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Orthokine Therapy

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ABOUT ORTHOKINE THERAPY

The Orthopedic Department at German Medical Center offers advanced non-surgical /
minimally-invasive surgical solutions for age-related degenerative changes of the joints.

Among the most recent advances in non-surgical management of degenerative joint problems is Orthokine Therapy. It is acknowledged as one of the most advanced and multipurpose biological joint treatments; it harnesses and enhances the body`s natural defense mechanisms against inflammation to improve joint function and reduce pain that associates degenerative joint diseases and injuries of the joints, especially the knee.

What is Orthokine Therapy?

People who endure chronic knee pain can at last get relief from an advanced, non-surgical and safe procedure, world widely-known as Orthokine therapy. It utilizes platelets from the person`s own blood to induce healing and regeneration; it attempts to take advantage of the blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or even bone.

Orthokine therapy is one of many unique interventions for osteoarthritis treatment. Specialists in Germany developed the technique, which primarily focused on the body’s natural ability to repair damaged tissues. The efficacy and the safety of Orthokine therapy were proven in numerous clinical studies.

Worldwide, a steadily-growing number of people are turning to Orthokine therapy to treat osteoarthritis, along with a list of other joint disorders.
The attending orthopedic surgeon’s goal is to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Improve joint function
  • Possibly slow down, stop, or even repair damage to cartilage

Am I a candidate?

Orthokine Therapy at GMCLiving with acute or chronic knee pain is a daily struggle and finding relief can be challenging.

During your initial consultation, one of GMC`s leading Orthopedic experts determines the possibility of using Orthokine therapy. If you are a candidate, the most appropriate treatment modality, tailored specifically for your specific health needs, will be set aiming to achieve satisfactory results.

Process of treatment with Orthokine Therapy

If you are candidate, approximately 20 cc of blood is withdrawn from you (same as if you are giving a blood sample for a routine blood checkup). The blood is then processed and within 24 hours the treatment would be ready. You will then undergo a series of approximately 4-6 local injections over 3-4 weeks depending on your particular condition (injected into and around the point of injury). The injection process will be carried out by one of the specialists experienced in this technique.

 

Benefits of Orthokine Therapy

The main advantages of Orthokine therapy compared to other types of non-surgical treatments for joints are:

  • Because treatment is based on a wholly natural biologically-active ingredient of the human body (no chemical additives included), there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a low risk of allergic reaction
  • The therapy has a noticeable and lasting pain-relieving effect
  • It helps to restore joint`s mobility and increase its range of motion

 

Potential side effects associated with Orthokine Therapy

  • Lack of benefit from the injection (ongoing complaint)
  • Temporary swelling or bruising at the injection site
  • Temporary numbness because of the local anesthetic

 

Will Orthokine Therapy help you avoid surgery?

With any treatment modality the outcome and sustained results are highly dependent on the extent of the injury. For example in the case of mild arthritis, Orthokine could potentially prevent the development of further degeneration. However, in advanced arthritic degeneration the goal of the treatment is to minimize pain and improve function.

With proper selection of candidates for a successful Orthokine treatment, many patients could be avoiding surgery such as joint replacement.

Stop letting pain run your life and get started by checking if you’re an Orthokine Therapy candidate today! If you would like more information, please make an appointment to discuss this therapy with our Orthopedic Department Coordinator.

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