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Joint Preservation Specialist

NASA Bone & Joint Specialists

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon & General Orthopedic Surgeon located in Houston, TX

Your joints experience a lot of daily wear-and-tear, which contributes to the development of osteoarthritis and other injuries. Fortunately, Daniel O’Neill, MD, and the team at NASA Bone & Joint Specialists in Houston, Texas, offer state-of-the-art joint preservation treatments to keep your joints healthy and mobile. Call NASA Bone & Joint Specialists or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about joint preservation and if it’s right for you.

Joint Preservation Q&A

What is joint preservation?

Joint preservation is the practice of treating the joints to protect them from osteoarthritis and other degenerative diseases and injuries. Your joints, especially weight-bearing joints like your ankles, knees, and hips, and extremely mobile joints like your elbows and shoulders, have a high risk of degenerative conditions because of the high degree of daily wear-and-tear.

The team of expert orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine experts at NASA Bone & Joint Specialists can help you protect your joints with innovative joint protection treatments. The procedures boost your body’s natural ability to regenerate tissue and keep your joints lubricated.

What treatments are included in joint preservation?

The team at NASA Bone & Joint Specialists offers customized joint preservation treatments to address your specific needs.

Hyaluronic acid injections

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in your body that keeps your tissues plump and moist. The team at NASA Bone & Joint Specialists might recommend a hyaluronic acid injection to lubricate arthritic joints. Hyaluronic acid helps protect your bones and reduces the friction created when you move.

Stem cell therapy

Your body uses stem cells to grow and repair all of the tissues in your body. Stem cells are unique in that they can turn into whatever type of cell your body needs as well as multiply. When a physician injects stem cells into your joints, the injection stimulates your healing response and provides the necessary cells for tissue repair.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP is a serum derived from a sample of your own blood that includes a concentrated amount of platelets. Platelets are one of the solid components of your blood, and they include the growth factors your body needs for cellular repair and regeneration.

Am I a good candidate for joint preservation?

Joint preservation techniques are an excellent option for most people who have joint pain and early stages of degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis. The team at NASA Bone & Joint Specialists provides comprehensive exams, including X-rays, MRIs, and diagnostic arthroscopy procedures, to ensure that joint preservation techniques will protect your affected joint.

Call NASA Bone & Joint Specialists or make an appointment online to learn more about joint preservation and if it’s right for you.