Biologics are cells, blood components and other natural substances that harness the body’s own power to promote healing and decrease inflammation. At Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, our doctors are committed to providing patients access to a promising collection of biological treatments.
Our orthopedic doctors and research staff are at the forefront of developing and vetting these emerging therapies through rigorous basic science research and on-going clinical trials. The result has been the careful application of techniques that expand our offering of less invasive treatment options or augment our surgical solutions. In fact, with the proliferation of clinics offering regenerative medicine and alternative treatments for orthopedic conditions, our physicians warn patients to be wary of providers who aren’t using biologic treatments that have not been scientifically proven or researched.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently released a position statement urging orthopaedic surgeons and patients to be fully aware of the risks and benefits of stem cell and other biologic treatments for musculoskeletal joint conditions.
And, no two cases are alike. Because the level of discomfort and loss of function varies from patient to patient, so does our approach to each individual’s care. As part of this mission, your treatment regimen may include biologics—used alone as a more conservative method of intervention—or as a supplement to a surgical procedure.
With a long list of academic credentials, industry awards, orthopedic leadership positions and clinical experience, our doctors can recommend the best course of treatment for you.
Some of these procedures are considered experimental or investigational by insurance carriers, and thus may be considered as a self-pay service. Please consult with your doctor's administrative team for specific details.