Our hips are vital to the foundation of our bodies, and they allow us to move in the ways that make us human. When our hips become damaged, deteriorated and painful due to injury or the wear and tear that comes with age or overuse, the symptoms can begin to have extremely detrimental effects on our ability to do all the activities we love. If left untreated, hip pain can even make it nearly impossible to squat down to pick things up, transfer in and out of a car, and even simply make it through a regular day.
If you’ve been living with hip pain, the orthobiologic solutions offered by Dr. Trevor Turner at The Genomic Athlete may be able to help. Using state-of-the-art technology and a committed minimally-invasive approach, Dr. Turner has been able to reduce his patients’ need for orthopedic hip surgery using regenerative treatments for chronic hip pain such as stem cell injections and platelet rich plasma injections.
No one should be sidelined from doing what they love because of chronic pain in their hips. If you’re curious about the orthobiologics offered by one of the best orthopedic knee specialists in Miami, keep reading to learn more, and don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Turner with any further questions. If you’re ready to try regenerative medicine and find relief with the least invasive treatment possible, don’t hesitate -- reach out to The Genomic Athlete and schedule your first consultation appointment today.
Your journey toward relief and long-term recovery from hip pain begins with a diagnosis. Dr. Turner’s musculoskeletal assessment process uses dynamic ultrasound scans to provide a more accurate, comfortable and cost-effective diagnosis than a traditional MRI. In addition, this superior diagnostic tool comes at a fraction of the cost of standard, conventional diagnostic techniques.
Unlike MRI, an ultrasound scan gives a moving picture of the tissues that stabilize your hips. This allows Dr. Turner to spot other irregularities that may be missed using traditional diagnostic pictures where the patient lies still. This process takes just 3-4 minutes and costs 90% less than a typical MRI.
While ultrasound is an incredible tool, orthopedic conditions of the hip involve the bone as well as the cartilage. That’s why Dr. Turner employs a fluoroscopic exam when necessary. A fluoroscopic exam involves an x-ray which revolves around your entire body, allowing Dr. Turner to address the areas of your hip that ultrasound cannot see beneath the bone.
Additionally, Dr. Turner uses fluoroscopy during orthobiologic procedures involving bone marrow cells. This allows for greater accuracy and a significantly smaller margin of error when placing cells into the bones inside your hip.
Dr. Turner is highly experienced in providing platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which can help patients avoid invasive surgery for a wide number of injuries and conditions of the hip.Platelet rich plasma is full of naturally occurring growth factors found in your very own blood, and PRP therapy uses this plasma to stimulate your body’s foundation for recovery.
During a PRP session, Dr. Turner will draw your blood. He will then send it to our onsite laboratory where an expert technician will use a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from this blood sample. Dr. Turner will then reinject that plasma into your hip at the affected site, giving your hip a natural boost for longer-term improvement in function. This process also helps to reduce inflammation, providing relief from hip pain with less downtime than traditional surgery.
Dr. Turner recommends PRP for the following orthopedic conditions of the hip, and more:
Dr. Turner is also proud to partner with Greyledge Biotech. This partnership gives us the unique ability to collect data regarding your outcomes, helping us to distinguish what is indicated and not indicated by your blood draw and provide a fully customized PRP treatment experience. If you’d like to learn more about the platelet rich plasma injection process for arthritis, tendon tears, and other orthopedic conditions of the hip, Dr. Turner is happy to discuss your questions and concerns with you. If you’re ready to try PRP therapy for yourself, don’t wait. Reach out and schedule your first consultative appointment with us today.
Adult “Stem Cells” from bone marrow are the type we use to treat orthopedic injuries. The name was first coined by Dr. Arnold Caplan in 1991 “Mesenchymal Stem Cells” or MSCs for short. The MSCs from bone marrow act like a powerful drug store in a tiny package. These stem cells release powerful signals that help the body provide anti-inflammatory effects, send positive signals to the immune system, stop cell death, and even improve blood flow.
While only a small percentage of bone marrow has MSCs, stem cells remain in higher numbers as we age in the back of the hip bone (pelvis). After numbing a patient so they do not feel any pain, Dr. Turner takes these cells from the hip, and an experienced technician sorts out the unwanted material to get the maximum number of MSCs possible in a sterile processing laboratory. Every sample is then carefully analyzed for high quality before being delivered back into the patient, which is critical to ensuring that our patients have the best long term outcomes.
Next, Dr. Turner uses a combination of sound waves (ultrasound) and X-rays (fluoroscopy) to very precisely guide your own stem cells back into the area of injury in a same day procedure. We call this FDA-compliant procedure Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate or BMAC for short. This has been shown to effectively treat Avascular Necrosis for up to 10 years!
Some of the most common hip conditions Dr. Turner sees at his practice include:
Yes! Dr. Turner is also a prolotherapy specialist. Prolotherapy can be used to relieve pain in the joints and ligaments in the hips, and it works by injecting a small, harmless amount of an irritating substance into the affected area. This irritant will cause a controlled type of inflammation in your hip, and once this inflammation is reduced, your pain will be relieved, and your body’s natural healing process will be stimulated. If you’d like to learn more about prolotherapy for your hip pain, reach out to Dr. Turner today.
While Dr. Turner strongly recommends other types of non-invasive therapies to treat injuries and conditions of the hip for long-term results, he is capable of providing steroid injections as part of his practice.
While not all orthobiologic procedures require physical therapy afterwards, Dr. Turner has often seen patients who get PRP or stem cell therapy have increased success with rehabilitation in the weeks after their treatment even when it was difficult beforehand. Physical therapy can be a vital, impossible-to-skip part of your recovery from whatever condition or injury brought you to Dr. Turner’s office in the first place. Dr. Turner’s practice is proud to stand with our patients through every step of their recovery, and we’re proud to offer cutting-edge rehab and prehab therapies. For patients who travel for treatment, ask about our digital rehab solution with Amp Recover. To learn more about our physical therapy support capabilities, reach out to Dr. Turner.