Video Education Library

This video education library portion of our website contains helpful information on a variety of orthopaedic topics, including orthopaedic conditions and various orthopaedic surgical procedures.

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As a patient at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, you are always a partner in your medical care, never simply a subject of it. The procedures found here are just some of those used by our orthopaedic specialists. These interactive videos are meant to provide a general, educational overview. Please understand that each situation is unique, and no online content can replace one-on-one communication with your doctor.

Joint Replacements

Joint Replacements

How to Decide When It's Time for a Knee Replacement.

Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

When Should I Consider a Joint Replacement?

Dr. Stephen Snow

Benefits of Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

Dr. Stephen Snow

Super Path Hip Replacement

Dr. Jerome Zechman

How Has Knee Replacement Changed in the Last 10 Years?

Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

Should I Have a Partial or Total Knee Replacement?

Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

Shared Decision Making in Joint Replacement Surgery

Dr. l. Anthony Agtarap

How Long is the Recovery After a Knee Replacement?

Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

Outpatient Joint

Outpatient Joint Replacements

Outpatient Joint Replacements

Dr. Stephen Snow

Who is a Candidate for Outpatient Knee Replacement?

Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

Outpatient Joint Replacements and Life After Surgery

Dr. Brodie Wood

Same Day Total Joint Program

Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

Advantages of Outpatient Joint Replacement

Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

Preparing for Outpatient Joint Replacement

Becki, Outpatient Joint Nurse Navigator

Back & Spine

Spine

Shared Decision Making in Lumbar Spine Surgery

Dr. Andrew Manista

Learning About Robotic TLIF Spine Surgery

Dr. Andrew Manista

Understanding Disc Disease and Treatments

Dr. Andrew Manista

How Has Spine Surgery Changed in the Last Decade?

Dr. Andrew Manista

Does Seeing a Spine Specialist Mean Surgery?

Dr. Andrew Manista

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Dr. Andrew Manista

Shoulder

Shoulder

Post-Operative Care After Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Trent McKay

Managing Medication After Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Trent McKay

Tutorial On Using a Sling After Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Trent McKay

Hand & Wrist

Hand & Wrist

Learning about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Gregory Byrd

Foot & Ankle

Foot & Ankle

INBONE™ Total Ankle Replacement

Total ankle replacement is a viable surgical solution for pain reduction in the joint. It is a bone-conserving, less-invasive approach than in the past. This approach also is customized to the patient and can be done in an outpatient setting.

The INBONE™ Total Ankle System has many advantages:

  • Enhanced fixation
  • Bone preservation
  • Multiple modular components to assist in anatomical sizing
  • Thick poly insert for maximized resistance to wear
  • Allows patients to maintain an active lifestyle

The INBONE™ System has been designed to fit your specific anatomy because it is supported by an adjustable length stem and a fixed bearing system for enhanced fixation. The vertical fixation of the implant allows less bone removal and leaves the fibula completely intact. The talar component maximizes cortical bone support to minimize talar subsidence.

Orthobiologic Treatments & Cellular Injection Therapies

What are Orthobiologic Treatments & Benefits

What are Orthobiologics?

Orthobiologics are an exciting, innovative, and minimally invasive treatment option for orthopaedic conditions and sports injuries. These cell-based treatments utilize the body’s own naturally occurring healing mechanisms to help treat injuries and relieve pain. The two treatment options we offer for musculoskeletal and sports injuries are Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) injections (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate or BMAC) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. Collectively, these treatments are referred to as “Orthobiologics”, an expanding field of regenerative medicine.

The specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates strive to provide patients with the best treatment options based on their individual conditions and lifestyles. Patients who are interested in discussing if they are candidates for these treatments should schedule an appointment with our Orthobiologic Specialists, Dr. Tracy Hamblin and Dr. Dominic Femiano.

What Are Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Treatments?

Adult stem cells of the mesenchymal lineage have been identified in bone marrow aspirate and contain properties that may control inflammation and stimulate tissue repair, thus used to help musculoskeletal injuries heal more quickly. Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) treatment involves harvesting the bone marrow from the back of the pelvis and minimally manipulating/centrifuging the blood to create a more concentrated solution of MSCs and other cells/growth factors used in the role of tissue repair. Once isolated, they are then reinjected into the injured area. When injected into an injured ligament, tendon or joint, these cells potentially have the capability to take the form of the cells around them and harness your bodys natural tendency to heal. This minimally invasive cell-based therapy is a potential alternative solution to surgery.

What Are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments?

In the expanding field of cellular injection therapies, PRP is also used to potentially heal and injured ligament, tendon, or joint, much in the same way BMAC injections do. This

treatment involves drawing blood from the patient and separating the platelets and growth factors from the rest of the blood cells using a centrifuge. Platelets are the natural component of blood responsible for healing injuries. These platelets contain specialized proteins and growth factors that trigger the body’s natural healing response and speed up the process. This process allows our specialists to extract the isolated platelets and inject a concentrated amount of PRP into an injured area.

What Types of Injuries Can Be Treated with Orthobiologics?

BMAC and PRP regenerative cellular therapies are commonly used to treat chronic inflammation, osteoarthritis, ligament and tendon injuries. Common injuries that our Orthobiologic Specialists treat include:

Knee Pain

    • Tendon Injuries (Patellar Tendinitis, Quadricep Tendinitis)
    • Ligament sprains or tears (ACL, MCL or LCL)
    • Knee Osteoarthritis

Hip Pain

    • Tendon Injuries (Gluteal or Hamstring Tendinitis)
    • Sacroiliac joint pain
    • Hip Osteoarthritis

Shoulder and Arm Pain

    • Rotator Cuff tendinitis or partial tears
    • Biceps tendinitis
    • Golfer’s & Tennis Elbow
    • Ligament sprains or tears (Ulnar Collateral Ligament)
    • Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Lower Leg and Foot Pain

    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Ankle ligament sprains or tears
    • Achilles tendinitis
    • Partial Achilles Tears

Are Orthobiologic Treatments Safe?

Research and clinical data have shown that PRP and BMAC cellular treatments are extremely safe. No serious side effects have been identified when receiving your own blood or bone marrow cellular products.

Are Orthobiologic Treatments Effective?

When utilized in the right patients, Orthobiologic treatments have shown to be highly effective. In one study, published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 78% of those with osteoarthritis of the knee that received PRP injections showed a reduction in

pain and increased function in the knee after one year. The key to the effectiveness of these treatments is making sure that this treatment is right for you. Although Orthobiologic treatments have shown great results, there are some injuries that cannot be treated with BMAC or PRP cellular therapies such as complete tears of tendons or ligaments. It is also important to understand that this area of medicine is still undergoing much research as we learn more about these type of treatments.

Contacting Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Orthobiologic Experts

Our Orthobiologic Specialists are Board Certified and have undergone advanced training in the use of BMAC and PRP cell-based therapies. We pride ourselves on using only the most evidence-based and scientifically proven Orthobiologic treatments to ensure effectiveness and patient safety. If you are interested in Orthobiologics for your orthopaedic or sports injury, please contact us to schedule a consultation at one of our locations throughout Thurston county.

Please check back in 2022 for updated videos on Orthobiologics

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