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Orthobiologic Treatments in the Greater Chicago Area

Biologic Injection Therapy

Dr. Mark Yaffe understands the importance of providing his patients with minimally-invasive and non-invasive procedures that help them heal faster and with less pain.

That’s why he specializes in using biologic injection therapy, a leading-edge treatment in regenerative medicine that harnesses the power of the patient's own body to promote healing. With this approach, Dr. Yaffe can provide patients with an efficient and effective treatment that helps them get back to their daily routines and activities as quickly as possible.

If you’re ready to find relief with the top orthopedic surgeon in Bartlett, IL, Dr. Yaffe is here to help. Schedule your first appointment with Dr. Yaffe to learn more about how we can help you recover faster and get back to your lifestyle without pain or downtime.


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PRP & Stem Cell Therapy from Leading Orthopedic Specialist

Orthobiologic Injections for Upper Extremity Conditions

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy is a medical treatment that has gained popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness in treating a variety of medical conditions. PRP plasma injections involve drawing blood from the patient, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting the concentrated plasma into the affected area.

Here are the steps involved in a PRP injection:

  • Step 1: The first step in a PRP injection involves collecting the patient's blood. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient's arm using a sterile needle and syringe.
  • Step 2: Once collected, the blood is processed using a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of the blood. This results in a concentrated plasma that is rich in growth factors and other important proteins.
  • Step 3: The concentrated PRP is then injected into the affected area using a sterile needle. The injection site is usually numbed prior to the procedure to minimize any discomfort.

PRP injection therapy has shown effectiveness in treating a wide range of medical conditions. Some of the most common conditions treated with PRP include:

  • Articular cartilage injuries
  • Early osteoarthritis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic joint pain

Biologic injections like PRP offer an effective treatment option for a variety of conditions. The steps involved are simple, but only a trained medical professional should perform this treatment. If you think you could benefit from PRP injection therapy, talk to Dr. Yaffe to see if PRP is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are orthobiologics?

Orthobiologics are materials or substances that are derived from natural sources and used to promote healing and regrowth of tissues in orthopedic procedures. These materials include platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is derived from a sample of the patient's own blood, and is rich in growth factors that can help to accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.

Other examples of orthobiologics include bone grafts, which use materials from the patient's own body or from other donors to promote bone regrowth, and mesenchymal stem cell therapy.

These treatments can be used for a range of orthopedic conditions, including joint injuries, cartilage damage, and fractures.

How long does it take to feel relief from biologic injections?

The time it takes to feel the effects of biologic injection therapy can vary depending on the condition being treated and the individual patient. Some patients may feel an improvement in symptoms within days, while others may take several weeks to notice the difference. It's important to be patient and continue with regular treatments as prescribed by Dr. Yaffe.

Are PRP injections near me covered by insurance?

As with all medical treatments, the coverage and reimbursement for orthopedic PRP injections can vary depending on the insurance provider and plan. In some cases, orthopedic PRP injections may be covered by insurance, while in other cases they may not. Insurance providers typically consider a number of factors when determining coverage, such as the patient’s diagnosis, the extent of the injury, and the severity of symptoms. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to understand the coverage details and any out-of-pocket costs that may apply. Your healthcare provider may also be able to offer guidance on insurance coverage and help you understand your options.

How can I get started with PRP therapy near me?

At Dr. Yaffe’s practice, we want it to be as easy as possible to get started on your road to recovery. Just use our simple online appointment request tool.

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