Nolo Ortho Frequently Asked Questions

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PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is used to facilitate healing responses for a variety of conditions. It is considered a biological therapy where a patient has blood drawn to be processed in a centrifuge. This allows the platelets and growth factors to be concentrated in order to be injected into a joint or tissue. Get in touch with an orthopedic physician from our team today.

There are a variety of options for treating osteoarthritis in a knee joint. Generally, OTC medications, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, and first-line treatments are normally used. Additional treatments may include prescription medications, corticosteroid injections, viscosupplementation, and biologic-type injections. Total knee arthroplasty (knee replacement) is the final option for advanced osteoarthritis that fails to respond to other treatments. Get in touch with us to learn more from an orthopedic physician at Nolo Ortho.

The rotator cuff is the term applied to a group of four shoulder muscles and their associated tendons. Rotator cuff injuries are some of the most commonly treated shoulder conditions and can range from tendonitis, bursitis, strain, and partial or complete tendon tear. Give us a call today to learn more from an orthopedic physician from our team.

During development, a child's long bones are able to grow because of cartilage-like growth centers that remain active until skeletal maturity. The physis, or growth plate, is susceptible to injury since this area of the bone is not as dense as the adjacent bone. Injuries within or across the growth plate result in separation of the physis from the bone and are considered a fracture. If you need to get in touch with an orthopedic physician, then don't wait to call our team.

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