Regenerative Medicine & Injections
For patients whose joint pain does not improve with medication or physical therapy, joint injections may provide temporary relief. The joint is injected with a joint fluid supplement that acts as a lubricant for the damaged joint. Joint injection schedules and duration of relief vary according to the treatment chosen and the individual patient. While these injections have not been shown to cure the diseased joint, many patients can return to their active lifestyle…and with less pain!
“Thank goodness it’s only a fracture. I thought it might be broken.” People often think that a fracture is less severe than a broken bone, but fractures are broken bones. To understand why bones break, it helps to know what bones do and what they are made of. The bones of the body form the human frame, or skeleton, which supports and protects the softer parts of the body. Bones are living tissue. They grow rapidly during one’s early years, and renew themselves when they are broken.
Joint replacement is usually reserved for patients who have severe arthritic conditions. Most patients who have artificial hip or knee joints are over 55 years of age, but the operation is being performed in greater numbers on younger patients thanks to new advances in artificial joint technology. Our experts use the most advanced surgical equipment and techniques for hip and replacement procedures.
Treatment for sports-related injuries is more specialized and sophisticated than ever before. Student athletes, weekend warriors, and anyone else who maintains an active lifestyle are able to benefit from recent advances in minimally invasive techniques for both diagnosis and treatment of various sports injuries. Sports medicine specialists are experts in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common injuries that occur during sports or exercise.
Our orthotics team at Boston Orthopaedic & Spine can customize shoe wear and inserts to help you walk with less pain. Whether it’s a simple insert or a specialized device, our experts will assess your concerns and fill outside prescriptions.
An injury at work does not have to slow you down. The Workers’ Compensation program at Boston Orthopaedic & Spine is dedicated to evaluating and treating work-related injuries and conditions by providing the highest level of care and expertise in a timely and efficient manner.