In this unit successfully combines the use of ozone and autologous growth factors.
Use of Ozone and autogenous growth factors in Traumatology
• Disc hernia: cervical and lumbar.
• Lumbo-radicular: Disc protrusions.
• Low back pain. Post-surgical fibrosis.
• Osteoarthritis spine.
• Chondromalacia patella.
• Knee pain
• Tendinopathy: Epicondylitis epitrocleitis, De Quervain, supraspinatus tendinitis, groin injury, synovitis, etc..
• Shoulder pain.
Knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, chondromalacia, synovitis, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory processes, are susceptible to ozone treatment, in combination with plasma rich in growth factors, with a rate of 75 to 80% success rate. Through these agents of growth, adult stem cells receive these signals to initiate the natural processes of repair of damaged tissue.
Ozone improves the metabolism of articular cartilage in addition to an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
In this disease that affects young people, there is a softening of the cartilage of the patella. The cartilage from the bone where it lies, causes inflammation and pain. If the process continues throughout the years can reach off as ulcers joint and end in early osteoarthritis.
Its origin can be related to overuse (impact sports, obesity, etc..), trauma, abnormal alignment of the patella and femur. Symptoms include grating or grinding sensation during extension of the knee pain after sitting for a long time, pain aggravated by climbing stairs, feeling of blockage and inability to extend the knee when standing.
Infiltration with ozone and particularly with growth factors, significantly improves the disease away the possibility of osteoarthritis and disability.
Epicondylitis is a condition characterized by pain on the outside of the elbow, as a result of sustained pressure or repeated overexertion. Although it is called "tennis elbow" or "tennis elbow", this condition is not restricted to tennis players. The discomfort caused by hyperextension of the elbow, from whatever cause, can be classified as lateral epicondylitis. Any person who performs work involving repetitive movements of the forearm, elbow and wrist is susceptible to tennis elbow. It repeated, tiny tears in the tendon that cause pain.
Ozone infiltration and growth factors both epitráclea epicondyle and the elbow can eradicate the inflammation and pain of the elbow.
This is a problem that affects between 4 and 7% of the population, being more common in men. Its onset is usually insidious and slow. The causes can be diverse, but the most common are injuries of the supraspinatus muscle tendon, tendinitis of long head of biceps and called impingement syndrome. The supraspinatus tendon, along with the tendons of the infraspinatus and teres minor, are the so-called "rotator cuff, a structure that protects the joint and is often injured.
The pain comes when you raise your arm. At night take the pain from taking positions that are comfortable for sleeping. As the tendons are very little vascularized structures, with little blood supply, these injuries do not show any tendency to spontaneous healing, in contrast, tend to become chronic.
Hence the importance of the infiltration of growth factors and ozone therapy. The combination of these therapies provides more blood flow, inflammation resolves and prevents premature osteoarthritis of the joint.
Lumbago, back pain and neck pain. Spinal pain in general. An evil in our society that sometimes becomes chronic and disabling to make a normal life. Ozone therapy on an outpatient basis are getting great achievements in alleviating these conditions.
This syndrome is recognized as the most common cause for lumbago and sciatica. It represents the second cause for work absences after infection in the respiratory system and is the third cause for disabilities after psychiatric affections and artrosis.
The diagnosis of this illness includes X rays, magnetic resonance and axial tomography very common in vertebral related pathologies.
It has been reported in various traumatology practices, numerous surgical interventions for hernias where the results have not been as desired. This has provoked great medical discouragement because there was no solution for the lumbosciatic and worse a surgical intervention has already been performed based on an apparent correct diagnosis.
The inter-vertebral discs are cartilaginous plates surrounded by a fibrous ring which lie between the vertebral bodies and serve to cushion them. Through degeneration, wear and tear, or trauma, the fibrous tissue (annulus fibrosus) constraining the soft disc material (nucleus pulposus) may tear. This results in protrusion of the disc or even extrusion of disc material into the spinal canal. This has been called herniated disc, ruptured disc, herniated nucleus pulposus, or prolapsed disc.
Discal hernia may become significant if a nerve root is compressed. Irritation of the nerve root produces pain in the distribution of that nerve, typically down the back of the leg, side of the calf, and possibly into the side of the foot. For this reason, a herniated lumbar disc characteristically produces sciatica but not back pain per se. If sensory function of the impinged nerve root is impaired, numbness will result. The exact area of numbness is determined by the particular root, and may be in the inner ankle, the great toe, the heel, the outer ankle, the outer leg, or a combination of these. Impairment of motor function of the root will cause weakness which again depends on the particular root, and may include weakness of bringing the ankle upward or downward or raising the great toe.
To avoid these symptoms it is necessary to perform an exhaustive exam and evaluate all types of therapies that do not involve a surgical intervention, such as ozonetherapy.
How does Ozone Act on Hernias?
1. Ozone provokes an oxidation in the muco-polysacharide which makes the nucleus pulp (part of the hernia), disperses water from its structure and improves the cellular metabolism around the hernia. In this manner, the hernia reduces the volume of the nucleus pulp and fosters its cicatrisation. The size of the hernia diminishes considerably and it can completely disappear.
2. Ozone has an analgesic effect on the nervous fibers of the vertebrae.
3.Ozone improves the flux of the venous plexus which manifests when there is an irritation and a muscular compression, this is an anti-inflammatory effect.
What is the Procedure?
Injections with ozone.
• This method consists of para-vertebral muscular injections of ozone in predetermined quantities and concentrations.
• Anesthesia is not necessary neither any type of sedation.
• Discolysis: This is a direct injection of ozone in the articular disc. Is performed in the operating room under sedation and fluoroscopic guidance.
The method shows no adverse side effects or risks.
The previous procedure was added laser treatments, and kinesthetic resources, to bring about a better and faster evolution of the rehabilitation process-vertebral mine in general.
Does Ozonetherapy in Hernias Have Any Collateral Effects?
Ozonetherapy is absent of collateral effects. Ozone has effective bactericide and anti-viral properties, the risks associated with an injection are mitigated.
What is the Success Rate?
In general terms, the success rate fluctuates between 80% and 90%.
• Ozone produces a local hyper oxygenation direct or indirect by diffusion.
• Ozone modulates and regulates the sympatric peri-arterial and venous systems which reestablishes the physiological tone of the vein walls.
• Ozone decongests the canal, improves oxygenation, reduces inflammation, gives more space to the nervous roots and contributes to the elimination of pain.
• Ozonetherapy when used properly transforms itself in an effective therapy against hernias when compared to conventional treatments and surgery. Ozonetherapy is indicated for discal hernias in any location.
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