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Orthopedic Surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, including joint pain and injuries. They have advanced knowledge and training in the anatomy and function of bones, muscles, and joints, as well as specialized techniques for administering injections.
PRP Injections (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) and nSTRIDE.
Use your body’s own healing process to help alleviate pain and promote healing. PRP is a concentration of growth factors and platelets derived from your own blood, which is then injected into the affected area to stimulate tissue regeneration and healing.
Benefits of PRP and nSTRIDE Injections:
- Non-surgical: PRP injections offer a non-surgical option for patients seeking pain relief and healing.
- Natural healing: PRP injections use your body’s own healing process to promote natural tissue regeneration.
- Minimal downtime: Many patients are able to resume normal activities within a few days after the procedure.
- Low risk: Because PRP is derived from your own blood, the risk of rejection or allergic reaction is low.
Conditions Treated with PRP Injections:
- Osteoarthritis: PRP injections have been shown to reduce pain and improve function in patients with osteoarthritis.
- Tendinitis and other tendon injuries: PRP injections can help speed up the healing process of tendinitis and other tendon injuries.
- Acute sports injuries: PRP injections can be used to help speed up the healing process of acute sports injuries, such as sprains and strains.
How PRP Injections Work:
- Blood draw: A small sample of your blood is drawn and processed to isolate the PRP.
- Injection: The PRP is then injected into the affected area under ultrasound or x-ray guidance.
- Healing: The PRP helps promote natural tissue regeneration and healing.
PRP injections and nSTRIDE are both regenerative medicine treatments that involve using a patient’s own blood to promote healing, but they are different in their preparation and composition.
nSTRIDE involves taking a larger sample of the patient’s blood and processing it in a way that separates out a different type of protein called lubricin. Lubricin is a natural lubricant found in the body that helps reduce friction between joints. The resulting solution is then injected into the affected joint.
Both PRP and nSTRIDE are minimally invasive procedures that can be performed in an outpatient setting. They have both shown promising results in clinical studies for treating joint conditions like osteoarthritis. However, the ideal treatment for a particular patient will depend on the specifics of their condition.
Durolane injections are the solution for individuals struggling with joint pain caused by mild to moderate osteoarthritis. This safe and effective treatment is an alternative to surgery that can provide long-lasting pain relief and improved joint function.
Benefits of Durolane Injections:
- Non-surgical: Durolane injections offer a non-surgical option for patients seeking pain relief and improved joint function.
- Long-lasting pain relief: Durolane injections have been shown to provide significant pain relief for patients with osteoarthritis that lasts for up to six months.
- Improved mobility: Durolane injections can help improve joint mobility and function, allowing you to enjoy your favorite activities again.
- Minimal downtime: With minimal downtime, many patients are able to resume normal activities within a few days after the procedure.
How Durolane Injections Work:
- Injection: Durolane is injected into the affected joint under ultrasound guidance, providing immediate relief.
- Lubrication: Durolane provides lubrication and cushioning within the joint, reducing friction and promoting joint mobility.
- Pain relief: Durolane also helps reduce inflammation within the joint, providing pain relief.
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Physiotherapy services are provided on a competitive fee-for-service basis. The types of insurance coverage we accept are WSIB, Automobile Accident Insurance, Extended Health Benefits. You may also choose to self-pay for services.
Please contact your insurance carrier for coverage details and to obtain approval.
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Do we need a doctor’s referral to seek physiotherapy services?
You do not need a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy. However, if you are going to use your health insurance to cover the cost of therapy, the insurance provider may ask you for a doctor’s referral.
How can I be sure that physiotherapy is right or my health problem?
Physiotherapy focuses on removing the cause of the problem as opposed to superficially treating the symptoms. This process may take some time, but the results are often more permanent with less chance of the disorder returning.
What can I expect on my first appointment with a physiotherapist?
Although each clinic’s approach to intake, assessment and therapy do vary, generally speaking your physiotherapist will ask a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. Your physiotherapist can then carry out your assessment. The physiotherapist will examine you physically and discuss the findings, the cause of the problem, and suggest a solution that can effectively treat your health problem.
How long does each physiotherapy session last?
Appointment usually takes about an hour for a full assessment. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required. Subsequent physiotherapy treatments can be twenty to thirty minutes in length.