Surgery can be invaluable in treating severe injuries and advanced disease, but it’s unnecessary for most musculoskeletal conditions. Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons, LLP in Hawthorne or Yonkers, New York, offers highly effective nonoperative treatments. These include physical therapy, steroid injections, and regenerative medicine therapies to take care of the symptoms of many common orthopedic conditions. To find out how nonoperative treatments can help you, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Nonoperative treatments are those that don’t involve surgery. Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons offers comprehensive treatment programs to patients with musculoskeletal injuries and pain.
Nonoperative treatments are so effective that they can delay the need for surgery. Very often, surgery isn’t necessary at all.
The range of nonoperative treatments available at Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons LLP is extensive. When your doctor prepares your personalized treatment plan, they can include choices like:
Physical therapy is an essential part of your treatment for most musculoskeletal disorders. It improves your flexibility and increases your strength, preventing your soft tissues from wasting away.
Physical therapy also encourages blood flow to injured tissues, delivering oxygen, nutrients, and healing cells to promote recovery. Being active also boosts your mood, which helps when you’re dealing with severe or chronic pain.
A range of physical therapies is available at Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons, including personalized exercise programs, therapeutic ultrasound, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Your physical therapist can also fit braces and splints and train you in how to use walking aids.
You might need pain medication for severe injuries and problems like arthritis. Other drugs that can help include anticonvulsants and specialized medicines like disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for rheumatoid arthritis.
Combined with the right amount of rest, these nonoperative treatments support tissue healing and aid your recovery. If you’re not benefiting from them enough, Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons’ interventional pain specialists offer several injectable treatments.
The Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons team uses three kinds of injectable, nonoperative treatments:
Steroid injections into your joints or soft tissues offer long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects that reduce chronic pain.
A gel injection (viscosupplementation) is a shot of hyaluronic acid (a natural lubricant) into your joints. It helps manage arthritis by allowing the bones to slide over each other instead of painfully rubbing together.
Regenerative medicine therapies use biologics — cells and tissues from your body or healthy donors. Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons uses stem cells, which can change into other kinds of cells to suit your body’s needs. They also use platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP contains a concentrated growth factor solution that boosts your natural healing process.
To benefit from the nonoperative treatments available at Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons, LLP, call their office today or book an appointment online.