Your knees are one of the hardest working parts of your body, constantly absorbing shock and taking on the weight of your body as you move throughout your day. This also makes them vulnerable to injury, age-related degeneration, and the simple wear and tear that develops over time. Because we rely so heavily on our knees, living with chronic knee pain and loss of mobility can become extremely inhibiting, taking you out of the activities you love and even hindering your ability to perform daily tasks.
If you’re living with knee pain or a loss of knee mobility, the orthobiologic solutions offered by Dr. Trevor Turner 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 knee surgery by 50% using regenerative techniques such as stem cell injections and platelet rich plasma injections. Should you ultimately require surgery for long-term relief, Dr. Turner has the experience and partnership with Georgia Bone & Joint to incorporate regenerative medicine into your treatment plan for a quicker, less painful, and more effective recovery.
No one should have to stop doing what they love due to chronic knee pain. If you’re curious about the orthobiologics offered by one of the best orthopedic knee specialists in Peachtree City, 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 us and schedule your first consultation appointment today.
Your journey toward relief and long-term recovery from knee 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 knees. 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 knee 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 knee.
One of the most common orthobiologic solutions Dr. Trevor Turner recommends to patients with knee pain is platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which has a wide variety of applications in the knee and can help patients avoid expensive, invasive surgical intervention.
Platelet rich plasma therapy works by using your own growth factors to stimulate your body’s natural foundation for recovery. Dr. Turner will draw your blood, then send it to our onsite laboratory, where an expert technician will separate plasma from it using a centrifuge. Dr. Turner will then reinject that plasma into your knee at the affected site, giving your knee a natural boost for long-term recovery. This process also helps to reduce inflammation, providing relief from knee pain without the downtime of traditional knee surgery.
Dr. Turner recommends PRP ligament damage treatment for the following orthopedic conditions of the knee, and more:
Dr. Turner’s partnership with Greyledge Biotech offers 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 tears, cysts and other orthopedic conditions of the knee, 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 delay the need for knee replacement by up to 15 years!
Some of the most common injuries and conditions of the knee that we see at Dr. Turner’s Practice include:
Yes! Dr. Turner is also a prolotherapy specialist. Prolotherapy can be used to relieve pain in the joints and ligaments in the knees, 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 knee, 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 knee 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 knee for long-term results, he is capable of providing steroid injections as part of his practice. Dr. Turner is also able to provide hyaluronic acid (viscosupplementation) injections to patients who are interested.
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 -- including blood flow restriction therapy -- that you won’t find elsewhere in Peachtree City. 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.