Orthobiologic Therapy

Orthobiologic Therapy

Orthobiologic Therapy services offered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Orthobiologic medicine has many uses, but one where it’s proven exceptionally safe and effective is orthopedics. Jason Chiriano, DO, FACS, and his team at Viva Life Healing Centers in Rancho Cucamonga, California, specialize in using orthobiologic therapy for conditions that include arthritis, connective tissue injuries, and many other kinds of musculoskeletal pain. The orthobiologics they use promote natural healing without the pain of surgery or the risks of opioid medication. Call Viva Life Healing Centers today or book an appointment online to learn how orthobiologic therapy can ease your pain.


What is orthobiologic therapy?

Orthobiologic therapy uses natural substances to give your body a helping hand with healing. Treatments the Viva Life Healing Centers team uses most frequently in orthobiologic therapy are:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

Plasma is the liquid part of blood. Platelets in the blood help with clotting and contain growth factors that promote healing. The Viva Life Healing Centers team extracts PRP from a sample of your blood.

Biological healing cells

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) and adipose (fat) contain cells that can change into any cells your body needs to make repairs. For example, if you injure a tendon, the healing cells that arrive will transform into new tendon cells to help the injury heal.

How does orthobiologic therapy work?

When you suffer an injury or get sick, your body delivers blood to the damaged area. Platelets help make the blood clot so you stop bleeding, and a scab forms if you have a wound. Platelets also contain growth factors, which trigger tissue healing.

Oxygen and nutrients from your blood aid the healing process. Your blood also contains special healing cells that create replacement tissues. All this happens automatically. You don’t control it consciously but feel the benefits as pain fades away and function returns.

Your body often does a remarkable job of healing itself, but sometimes, it can’t do enough to repair an injury properly. If your natural supply of growth factors and healing cells isn’t sufficient to complete the repair, you can end up with chronic (long-lasting) pain and weakness in the affected area.

Orthobiologic therapy floods the injury with concentrated doses of healing cells to help your body complete the repairs.

What conditions does orthobiologic therapy treat?

Orthobiologic therapy helps treat many kinds of acute injuries and chronic pain. Conditions the Viva Life Healing Centers team uses orthobiologic therapy for most often include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) knee injuries
  • Biceps tendinosis
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Ligament injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendon and muscle strains
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Meniscus and labral (cartilage) injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Orthobiologic therapy can also promote faster healing following surgery and aid bone healing after a fracture.

Call Viva Life Healing Centers today or book an appointment online to learn how you can benefit from orthobiologic therapy.