Blood-derived growth factor therapy in Chicago
Optimize your body’s natural ability to repair with its own growth factors.
Made from your own blood sample, these stimulate your body’s natural healing processes and optimize its ability to repair muscle, bone, and other tissue.
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Blood-Derived Growth Factor Therapy helps heal damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscle, and/or bone. We use a centrifuge to spin your blood and separate the plasma from red blood cells which is injected into various areas of the body to promote healing
How Do We Use Blood-Derived Growth Factor Therapy?
Blood-Derived Growth Factor injection procedure is done outpatient and can take 30-60 minutes. A patient’s blood is drawn, spun down, and the platelets are drawn up in a syringe for injection. Ultrasound guidance is used for the injection to ensure the blood-derived growth factors are injected into the joint capsule and ensuring avoidance of any vessels near the site of injury.
How Many Injections Do I Need?
This depends on the severity of the osteoarthritis or injury. Our goal is for each patient to have only 1 injection in the affected area. This is determined after thorough physical exam and review of history.
Blood-Derived Growth Factor injections are not covered by insurance at this time.
Patients are advised to take it easy for a few days following the injection. Normal activity as tolerated is recommended. Anti-inflammatory medications should be avoided, as this interferes with the body’s healing response. Minimal injection site pain is to be expected for 1-2 days. Results may be noticed immediately but may take up to 4-6 weeks.