Vail-Summit Orthopaedics uses injectable treatments, biologics to expand care: 3 notes

Jackie Drees -   Print  |

Grand Junction, Colo.-based Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery is using injectable plasma and stem cells to treat sports-related ligament and tendon injuries, according to an article written by William Sterett, MD, in Summit Daily.

Here are three notes:

1. Dr. Sterett is an orthopedic surgeon at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. His specialties include sports medicine as well as injuries and conditions of the knee and shoulder.

2. At Vail Summit, Dr. Sterett said they provide four types of injectable treatment options:

• Steroid injections and cortisone
• Visco-supplementation
• Platelet rich plasma
• Mesenchymal stem cells

3. Common sports injuries that could benefit from biologics treatment include tears to the meniscus, anterior cruciate ligament and rotator cuff as well as injuries to the Achilles, Dr. Sterett said.

To learn more about the injectable treatment options, click here

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