Interventional Orthopedics solves some of these problems by taking image-guided injection procedures to the next level. No longer do we just inject the “pain generator,” but we also address all of the structural tissues that are involved in the functional unit of the body part that has an injury. In the knee, for example, pain may be coming from inflammation due to osteoarthritis, but there may be looseness to the ligaments, irritation to the tendons, wear of the bone under the cartilage, and tearing of the meniscus shock absorbers which are all involved in the function of the joint – treating all aspects with orthobiologics provides comprehensive treatment with better longer lasting results.
In the absence of a specific trauma or injury, what is the reason why your knee became painful in the first place? Why does the outside of the knee hurt even though the inside has more arthritis? And why is it only one knee that is bothersome? Or why do you have pain in your elbow and shoulder on the same side? Or why do you have pain in your left hand if you’re right handed? You get the point.
On the other hand of the spectrum, there are Osteopathic physicians, Chiropractors and Functional Medicine providers that do a tremendous job at looking at the body as a whole and underlying issues, but may be limited in the breadth of their treatment options when it comes to orthopedic injuries and pain conditions.
Find out if you are a candidate for regenerative orthopedic treatment. 20 minute telemedicine appointment to explore the source of your pain and create a treatment strategy.
60-90 minute in-person visit for 1-2 body regions – this includes review of medical history and records, thorough explanation of imaging with each patient, diagnostic ultrasound if warranted, and comprehensive treatment plan including candidacy for cell and other orthobiologic treatments.
90-120 minute in-person appointment for any number of body regions, with an in-depth look into all aspects of a patient’s condition including biomechanics, exercise, nutrition, supplements, and more.
Dr. Patel believes that it is not always enough to treat the pain or injury itself, but it is equally if not more important to ask why the issue came about in the first place. His approach certainly looks at the symptoms, but also addresses a patient’s systemic imbalances as well as the root causes of the condition. In doing so, Dr. Patel is able to treat all aspects of a patient’s situation with great long-lasting results.
Interventional Orthopedics bridges the gap between traditional non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and pain management, and risky irreversible surgery. Just as Interventional Cardiology made it possible to fix many cardiovascular conditions without open heart surgery, Interventional Orthopedics utilizes advanced injection treatments using a patient’s own cells and blood growth factors to reduce the need for unnecessary orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Patel uses his own custom processing to create the most advanced blood Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), bone marrow aspirated cells (BMAC), and more to create customized treatments for each patient’s individual conditions.
As a Doctor of Osteopathy, Dr. Patel is trained to do highly skilled hands-on manual therapy that has similarities to some Chiropractic and Physical Therapy techniques. He often times uses this with or without injection treatments to provide a comprehensive approach.
Dr. Shounuck Patel, DO is a leader in the field of orthopedic regenerative medicine.
Do you have questions about your sport injury or pain condition? Schedule a Functional Orthopedic Evaluation for interventional orthopedic treatments for your sports injury in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego, and beyond contact our patient concierge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (310) 929-9790.