What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting around a third of people aged 45 or over in the UK. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones degenerates over time causing pain, aching, and stiffness and, therefore, limiting movement. Put simply, it is ‘wear and tear’ of the joint.
Our doctors at The OrthoBiologics Clinic use a highly specialised treatment, called ACPSVF Cell Therapy, to treat Osteoarthritis in the following joints:
ACPSVF Cell Therapy is the very latest adipose derived stem cell therapy for the treatment of OA. Our doctors believe it is far superior than other systems available, combining the benefits of PRP therapy with the regenerative powers of stem cells.
What are the symptoms of Osteoarthritis?
- Joint pain during exercise/physical activity
- Stiffness of the joint
- Loss of function in the joint
- Crunching sound or grating sensation in the joint
- ‘Giving way’ of the joint
- Pain above or below the affected joint
What causes Osteoarthritis?
- Being overweight puts strain on your joints
- Ageing leads to more ‘wear and tear’ on your joints
- Overuse of the joint due to your job or sport
- More common in females
- Family history of OA
- Previous injury to a joint can lead to OA later in life
- Malalignment of the joint
Treatments for Osteoarthritis
If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms and would like expert advice on how best to treat them, please call The OrthoBiologics Clinic to arrange an appointment with one of our specialists. Although there is no cure for this degenerative joint disease, treatments have improved greatly in recent years with clear benefits in starting those treatments at an early stage.
The Role of Orthobiologics
Osteoarthritis diminishes the quality of life and the condition is a major cause of disability. Powerful biological cell therapies have been developed, such as ACPSVF Cell Therapy, which utilise naturally derived anti-inflammatory and regenerative cells from the individual’s body, and are highly effective in relieving pain in addition to potentially slowing disease progression. The growth factors found in these orthobiologic substances can support the healing process of cartilage, tendons and muscle and can provide an effective and safe alternative therapy to patients with moderate to severe osteoarthritis
As a result, for those patients suffering with OA who do not wish to continue treating their condition with drugs and potentially damaging steroid injections, the scientific evidence suggests that orthobiologics provide a highly effective treatment option without any undesirable side effects. Likewise, those patients wanting to delay surgery, or potentially avoid it altogether, can benefit from regenerative cell therapies.