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The hip tendon is a thick band of tissue that runs along the outside edges of the hips, connecting the hipbone to the thighbone. This connects two major muscles and helps stabilize them for movement to occur. When any amount of force causes this connection to be disrupted, it can lead to a tear in the hip tendon – otherwise known as a hip tendon tear.
Hip tendon tears can be caused by various factors, including excessive stretching or lengthening of the hip muscle, sudden high-force trauma to the hip area – such as a fall, and even age-related wear and tear.
Typically, those suffering from a hip tendon tear will experience some level of pain and swelling in the affected area. This pain and swelling can range from mild to severe. It may also be accompanied by additional symptoms, including:
Treatment of a hip tendon tear depends on how severe the tear is. More traditional doctors may recommend rest and prescribe various medications for pain and inflammation to treat minor tears. For more severe tears, they may recommend surgery, which can not only be expensive but can require long recovery times. The following are a few specific examples of conventional treatment options for hip tendon tears:
Corticosteroid medications can be injected directly into the affected hip area and are used to reduce inflammation. Corticosteroids are a type of steroid hormone that has anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressing properties. In some cases, this may provide temporary relief from the discomfort caused by a hip tendon tear by helping to reduce the inflammation around the affected area.
However, multiple injections are required over time to maintain the effect. If the tear is too severe to heal on its own, corticosteroid injection will only be able to provide temporary relief. In addition, there are potential side effects when taking corticosteroid injections over the long term, such as an increased risk of osteoporosis, high blood sugar levels, and more.
Another way that traditional doctors treat the pain and inflammation caused by hip tendon tears is by prescribing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Such medications help reduce inflammation and pain. However, like corticosteroid injections, they do not address the source of the injury.
While these can be effective in managing hip tendon tear symptoms over a short period of time, long-term NSAID use has its drawbacks, such as an increased risk of stomach ulcers, liver damage, and other side effects.
Hip arthroscopy is a procedure used to diagnose and treat hip tendon tears. During the surgery, a small camera is inserted into the hip joint through a tiny incision in the skin. This allows the surgeon to observe and repair any damage to the tendon tissue or other structures in the hip area. Although not as invasive as other surgical procedures, it’s still an invasive surgery that can result in complications like infection, allergic reactions, or even nerve damage.
Surgical hip dislocation is a more invasive surgical procedure used to repair severe hip tendon tears. During the process, the surgeon will completely detach the hip joint from its socket to gain access to the torn tissue and fix it. However, this procedure also carries a risk of nerve damage, infection, blood clots, or other complications.
Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is a procedure used to correct hip dysplasia in people whose hips have become misaligned because of their condition. In some cases, this procedure can also be used to repair hip tendon tears, as it may allow the surgeon to realign the joint and repair any damage caused by the tear.
The procedure involves making cuts around the hip joint and realigning it to restore the normal alignment of the affected structures. This type of surgery is highly invasive, carries a risk of infection as well as other complications, and usually requires a lengthy recovery period.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a type of therapy that uses the body’s own platelets and plasma to accelerate the healing process. Platelets are one of the components found in your blood, and they contain growth factors that help stimulate tissue regeneration.
When injected into an area, PRP helps promote faster and more effective healing by increasing the concentration of growth factors, stimulating the body’s own healing process, and providing anti-inflammatory properties.
PRP therapy has been shown to be an excellent treatment option for those suffering from hip tendon tears. PRP injections can help reduce inflammation and pain, accelerate healing, and restore strength in the affected joint by stimulating tissue regeneration.
What’s more, unlike surgery, PRP injections are not invasive. PRP also has fewer risks than traditional medical treatments, such as surgery or taking NSAIDs for an extended period of time. The risk of infection or negative reactions is low since it uses the body’s own platelets and plasma to heal.
PRP has been used to treat musculoskeletal injuries for decades and is particularly prevalent in sports medicine. Although PRP treatment has been shown to be effective, the way the PRP solutions are processed and delivered has a significant impact on the outcome of the treatment – and it’s why we offer superior PRP injections that are more effective and safer than those provided by many other medical professionals. The following are a few reasons for this:
As mentioned before, the delivery method of PRP is critical to the treatment’s effectiveness. PRP injections are often done blind, meaning that the injections are placed without the help of imaging guidance.
At Orthagenex, we take a more precise approach to PRP injection therapy by using advanced image guidance technology to accurately place platelet concentrations right where they’re needed. This ensures that the area is targeted correctly and that the PRP solution gets into the affected area to be effective. By using image guidance technology, such as MSK (musculoskeletal) ultrasound and fluoroscopy, we can see precisely where the PRP should be injected, which eliminates any guesswork and provides a more precise delivery of the PRP solution.
Traditional PRP solutions are processed in a bedside centrifuge. This process often yields lower concentrations of platelets and can also damage the sensitive proteins in the PRP solution.
At Orthagenex, we create lab-processed PRP solutions that are more concentrated and contain a higher count of viable platelets (as many as 10 to 30 times as many). Our lab processing allows us to customize the concentration of our PRP solutions for each individual patient’s needs, creating an even higher level of care. As a result, we can develop the following types of PRP solutions:
PRP solutions processed in a bedside centrifuge are also referred to as red PRP. This is because they contain a high concentration of red and white blood cells, which gives it its red color. One of the reasons we process our PRP in a lab and not in a bedside centrifuge is so that we can remove as many red and white blood cells as possible.
This is because red and white blood cells can trigger an inflammatory response when injected, thereby counteracting the intended effect of the PRP treatment. Because our PRP solutions contain a lower concentration of red and white blood cells, they take on an amber color, which is why they are called “amber PRP” solutions.
At Orthagenex, we also create a type of PRP known as next-generation platelet lysate (PL). PL treatment is even less likely to cause an inflammatory response than amber PRP. Additionally, PRP contains extended-release growth factors, which means they are released over time. PL injections result in the immediate release of the growth factors, which helps to further reduce inflammation and promote faster healing.
We tend to recommend our next-generation PL treatment to patients with musculoskeletal injuries near the spine.
At Orthagenex, we believe that no two patients are alike, and neither are their injuries. That’s why we customize our PRP solutions to each patient’s specific needs. This allows us to create a solution tailored to the individual’s condition for maximum effectiveness and safety. We do this in the following ways:
By processing our PRP solutions in a lab, we have more control over the concentration of platelets, which we can then customize for each patient. We can also remove components that may hinder the results as well as components that will improve the treatment’s effectiveness.
Customizing our PRP treatment in this way helps reduce the risk of negative side effects and enhances the healing process.
Another way we can customize our PRP treatment is by adding bone marrow concentrate(BMC) to the solution. Bone marrow contains stem cells and other growth factors that can help stimulate the healing process. By adding BMC to our PRP treatment, we can further enhance the treatment’s efficacy.
At Orthagenex, our doctors are board-certified and fellowship-trained in interventional orthopedics. This means that they specialize in treating musculoskeletal injuries using minimally invasive techniques. Only 1% of US physicians are trained in interventional orthopedics. This means that when you’re treated by our orthopedic doctors, you can be sure that an experienced and knowledgeable medical professional is administering your PRP treatment.
Our core competencies include using image guidance to accurately place injectates and performing SANS (stability, articulation, neuromuscular, and symmetry) evaluations. These competencies, combined with our customized approach to treatment, ensure that you get the best possible care when you come to Orthagenex for your PRP injection therapy.
At Orthagenex, we strive to provide the highest quality of care regarding PRP injection therapy. With our customized approach, precise image guidance technology, and lab-processed solutions, you can be sure you will receive the best possible treatment to relieve the pain associated with your specific condition. If you’re looking for a less invasive alternative to surgery, PRP therapy at Orthagenex is the right choice for you.
Contact Orthagenex today to learn more about how PRP can help alleviate the pain and downtime associated with hip tendon tears.
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