Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians offers baseball players and other dedicated athletes with Tommy John Surgery as an option to repair torn ligaments in the elbow. This injury, a torn or damaged ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), commonly affects pitchers in baseball. This procedure was named after Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John. Over half of Tommy John’s career wins came after his surgery.
Biologics for Chondral Treatment
If you suffer from a chondral defect or articular cartilage damage in your knee or hip, you can turn to Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians for advanced, non-invasive treatment options. Although we offer a full menu of both surgical and non-surgical options for cartilage repair, you can trust that our sports medicine team will recommend the most conservative treatments first. Our skilled orthopedic surgeons use biologics to successfully restore the knee, hip and other joints whenever possible. Biologics can be an excellent adjunct to surgery, but it can also be an effective non-operative approach to repair chondral/cartilage damage and treat early arthritis.
Non-Surgical Cartilage Damage Repair
Articular cartilage makes up the soft tissue coating on the surfaces of your body. It allows you to have pain-free motion and comfortable loading in your joints. When this cartilage is damaged or lost, either during injury or arthritis, your bone surface is exposed and it can result in disruptive symptoms such as pain, swelling and stiffness. While there are a number of treatment options for cartilage repair and restoration, we may recommend biologics as an effective non-surgical solution.
To learn more about our biologics for cartilage repair, please contact our office today. Our physicians will take the time to carefully examine your joint injury and evaluate your symptoms before recommending the most appropriate treatment course using biologics. Whether you benefit from conservative measures or require complex surgery, you can trust that your knee injury treatments will be carried out with the highest standard of care. We welcome the opportunity to educate you on how biologics can improve your joint pain without surgery.