Whether you’re an athlete at play or just an average person trying to go about your day, you can’t make life happen without ligaments. These connective tissues work to attach two structures together in your body (usually the bones surrounding your joints), stabilizing them and allowing you to walk, run, lift, and perform all the essential actions you need to be human. Ligaments are tough, but unfortunately, these hardworking tissues are also prone to injury.
Meniscus in the knee and labrum structures in both shoulder and hip are similar to ligaments and stabilize joint movement from inside the joint. Tears to these structures are also very common, painful and debilitating.
Sometimes surgery is necessary to repair torn ligaments, meniscus or labrum, but often biologic/cell therapies represent an alternative option to effective healing. If surgery is necessary, cell therapies can serve as an important adjunct to the procedure, supporting and enhancing healing post-operatively.
Greyledge's state-of-the-art system can offer cutting-edge options for both surgical and injection-based treatment for a torn ligament. Made using technology at the forefront of Orthobiologics treatment, our and preparations are tailored to your individual needs. They can offer you a faster, more effective recovery from surgery.
Whatever your needs are as a patient, our PRP specialists will support your orthopedic specialist in giving you the relief you deserve. Ready to eliminate your pain and repair your torn ligament? Talk to your doctor about Greyledge today, or find a Greyledge-affiliated orthopedic physician near you.
Greyledge’s capabilities include creating a number of cutting-edge biologic preparations for orthopedists to use, including platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). Here’s how the process of creating PRP works:
PRP treatment stimulates your body’s natural ability to reduce inflammation and help restore the tissues making up the damaged ligament. Some of the most successful ways orthopedists apply PRP to the treatment of ligament injuries include:
To learn more about how PRP can help you recover more effectively from an injured ligament, reach out to us -- we’re happy to discuss our capabilities with you or your orthopedic specialist.
Like PRP, bone marrow concentrate (BMC) can help support your orthopedist in surgical ligament treatment, meniscus surgery, and more. Here’s how Greyledge has optimized the preparation of fully customized BMC:
Stem cells are unique in the fact that they don’t just serve a single purpose -- they exist at a stage in which they can transform into any other type of cell. Equally as important, they are critical to coordinate the healing process necessary to restore the tissue compromised by your injury and rally other cells to do the same. This makes bone marrow stem cell injections extremely valuable in helping physicians offer treatment support for the treatment of torn ligaments.
Yes. Orthobiologic treatments like BMC and PRP can accelerate your recovery time whether or not you opt for surgical intervention.
Yes. Physical therapy is essential to the healing process after a ligament injury, and will most typically be prescribed following your treatment.
Alternatively, you may be able to find a physician who is already utilizing Greyledge and is providing fully-customizable PRP and stem cell injection therapy near you. If you’d like to get started with one of the premier orthobiologics companies in the world, today.