A Better, Faster Way of Recovery. Non-Surgical Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Care.
What Is A Joint Injury?
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine™ utilizes what your body can innately do and stimulates it in a powerful way that will help it recover.
We’re not talking about recovery as in post-surgery or post-injury where one's body repairs and fills in with more fibrous tissue or scar tissue. Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine™ helps the body repair in a way that encourages full regeneration and complete restoration of tissue.
One Type Of Joint Injury: OCD
Osteochondral defect (osteo= bone, chondral= cartilage) or OCD is an injury that caused a loss/death of an area of bone and cartilage within a joint. These injuries can be asymptomatic (producing no pain or symptoms), but some of these types of injuries can be painful and debilitating.
Many OCD's can be identified on X-rays, but the soft tissue injuries, ligament or cartilage need an MRI to fully evaluate the injury.
Treatment for minor joint injuries like resting, icing the area, limit of aggravating activities, and short courses of immobilization can be very effective to resolve this type of condition. When a more severe injury has occurred, adding regenerative treatments of bracing, piezoelectric impulse therapy and Cold laser therapy can effectively stimulate a positive recovery process.
Also, Extracellular matrix injection in conjunction with the regenerative treatments, can further lead to successful regeneration and resolution of the joint condition. No matter what tissue is injured, ligament, cartilage or bone regenerative interventions can restore the tissue.