Orthopedic arthrosis treatment

The body’s own substances against arthrosis

Causes of joint problems

Osteoarthritis (or degenerative arhtritis) is a disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint. In addition to factors such as predisposition, weight and heavy demands on work and sports, the age of the joints plays a decisive role. In Germany, about eight million people suffer from osteoarthritis. Joint pain and decreased mobility are the most common symptoms. Biotechnical molecular therapies enrich the conservative therapeutic spectrum in orthopedics. In contrast to pure symptomatic treatment, those molecular therapies act directly on the pathological process. In decades of research the biological processes of degenerative diseases in joints, spine and disc were investigated and today, the biological causes are much better understood. The most important finding is: the center of joint diseases is inflammation caused by certain immunobiologicals (cytokines). More specifically, the protein Interleukin-1 (IL-1) plays the essential role in the development of osteoarthritis. Arthritic patients form too much IL-1. This immune substance damages the cartilage. The result is that the “natural shock absorber” in the joint loses its function.

Orthokine enhances body-protective proteins

The biological counterpart of IL-1 is therefore suitable for the natural treatment of arthrosis: Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra). For IL-1Ra has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and cartilage-protecting properties. The Orthokine® Therapy uses this knowledge. The protective protein IL-1Ra derived from your blood is augmented and afterwards injected into the affected joint. The protective protein IL-1Ra displaces the destructive protein IL-1. The joint pain subsides and the joint function improves. The progressive process of cartilage destruction is stopped.

Osteoarthritis treatment with Orthokine

The effect of biotechnological therapies usually lasts for several months to years. A further advantage is their very good compatibility, due to the fact that the ingredients come from the patient’s body. Our biotechnological spectrum includes the therapy with Orthokine of arthrosis and cartilage joint damage as well as vertebral column wear and sciatica.