What is Joint Preservation?
When cartilage deterioration due to osteoarthritis is causing persistent joint pain that interferes with your daily life, it is our goal to restore normal movement and alleviate pain to your joint – be it your shoulder, hip, or knee. Joint preservation refers to the use of nonsurgical or surgical means to preserve a deteriorating joint in order to delay or avoid joint replacement surgery. Every patient is different, so our specialists will customize your joint preservation strategy with you based on your individual situation, taking into account factors such as your age, expectations, level of joint dysfunction, and activity level.
Nonsurgical joint preservation techniques include:
- Joint Injections (Steroid Injections and Viscosupplementation)
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
- Stem Cell Therapy
Surgical joint preservation techniques include:
- Cartilage Restoration Procedures (including Allografts, Microfracture, and Biologic Grafts)