Alternative Joint Injection Treatments in Morehead City and Jacksonville NC.

Alternative Joint Injection Therapy with Dr. Thomas Bates.

Many people who suffer from common soft tissue injury, or those who have degenerative arthritis are choosing alternative joint injection treatments over steroid treatments. Dr. Bates is a pioneer in eastern North Carolina in understanding the complexities with proper joint injection methods.

As an Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bates is an advocate for alternative joint Injection treatment because many patients have sensitivity to anti-inflammatory medications. Dr. Bates and his staff at Carolinas Center for Surgery are experts in this treatment process and can help guide patients with the knowledge and expertise for successful outcomes.

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Alternative Joint Injection Treatment – What is it?

Your blood contains rich plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Platelets are filled with growth factors that help you heal when you’re injured. Dr. Bates and his team takes a vial of your blood and places it in a spinning centrifuge, which separates these platelets and your plasma from the everything else. They then take this plasma, which has 10 times more platelets in it than your normal blood and injects it into your treatment area.

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Alternative Joint Injection Treatment – What can we treat?

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  • Common Alternative Joint Treatment Dr. Bates can treat at Carolinas Center for Surgery.
  • Knee pain caused by arthritis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Soft Tissue Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Muscle Injuries

Alternative Joint Injection Treatment – Are you a good candidate?

There is no risk of rejection and minimal side effects with Alternative Joint Injection Treatments. Dr. Bates and his team can answer your questions and walk you through the process. Alternative joint injection treatment can sometimes delay or even prevent surgical interventions under optimal conditions.

  • Optimal Candidates for Alternative Joint Injections
  • Early to mid-degeneration
  • Overall good health
  • Interference with daily living due to pain or lack of mobility
  • Failure with more conservative treatment methods

Alternative Joint Injection Treatment – Not a good candidate.

Those with end-stage osteoarthritis or joint degeneration may not see the desired results, including those who:

  • Have an active infection or a metastatic disease
  • Suffer from blood or bleeding disorders
  • Are in active anticoagulation therapy
  • Are anemic
  • Are pregnant
  • Allergic to cow products – let Dr. Bates and his team know before your procedure. They may add a bovine product to enhance your treatment options.

Alternative Joint Injection Treatment – The Facts.

Alternative Joint Injection Treatment take time to work. They do not make you feel better right away. You may feel more pain at first, since the procedure causes swelling in the treated area that was already sore. The swelling is needed for the red blood cells to start helping you heal for the long term.

Many insurances do not cover the procedure, however TriCare is covering the procedure until 2024.