OSTEOARTHRITIS – a very painful disease of articular cartilage, can have different causes. In addition to the basic contributors of this disease, congenital predisposition, obesity, various traumas and sports injuries often causes a overload to the joints. In Western countries almost 10% of the population suffers from this disease, and nearly 80% of people older than 55 years X-rays show cartilage damage. Typical symptoms are joint pain and limited range of motion in joints.
Molecular orthopedics has been studied in great detail the biological processes within the affected joints and realized that one of the biggest “culprits” is a simple protein, Interleukin-1 (IL-1). Joints suffering from osteoarthritis found significantly increased concentration of that protein, and it promotes further cartilage damage, and gradual joint function loss.
• osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and ankle joint
• traumatic damage to the articular cartilage
• traumatic rupture of muscle
• pathological changes of tendons and ligaments
• other inflammatory and post-traumatic conditions
Blood is taken from a vein directly in a special EOT vial. Specifically formulated glass beads that are inside the apparatus “stick” to the blood cells and promote the growth of the protective protein found naturally.
Vials are then stored in an incubator at 37 ° C, which represents the optimal conditions for high quality synthesis of protective proteins.
Centrifugation is then used, the blood cells are separated from the serum-enriched fluid and contain a high concentration of protective proteins it is then kept for later use. Finally we receive 5-6 injections of serum, which depends on the indication, 1-2 times a week, injected into the diseased joint or other region of the body.
Biology inflammatory factor antagonist of Interleukin 1 (IL-1) is ideal for the natural and non-aggressive treatment of osteoarthritis. The natural protein is called an antagonist of Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra). It prevents aggressive action of IL-1 and works by reducing inflammation and swelling in the affected joint, reduces pain and works on protecting the articular cartilage tissue.
Treatment with orthokine has all the advantages and therapeutic effects mentioned above. Protective protein, IL-1ra, is a natural component of your blood. Its amount, together with other protective proteins, increases in the process of application in the conditioned blood serum, which forms the basis of the medical device orthokine, which are then applied in the affected joint in the form of injections.
Orthokine therapy has been successfully used since 1997. Numerous studies have confirmed that the conditioned blood serum Orthokine works in reducing joint pain and increase joint mobility. The continued process of cartilage deterioration in osteoarthritis of the affected joints slows down.
Back pain is a very common reason for visiting a doctor. The most common cause of disturbances in patients was the position of the intervertebral discs located between the vertebrae. Moving the discs leads to pressure on the nerve tissue resulting in inflammation and pain. Orthokine therapy was successfully used to solve the above problems by reducing inflammation and degeneration of nerve tissue damaged by inflammation of the spinal cord.
The therapeutic procedure of Orthokine is completely natural, is obtained from the patient’s own blood and is clinically proven to be effective.
Signaling proteins, such as IL-1, are substances that prompt the cells in the body that there is an infection or tissue injury. The body responds by inflammation. If inflammation does not pass in a few days, develops a chronic inflammation. This development is often seen in diseases such as osteoarthritis, cartilage injury, tendons, ligaments, muscles and chronic back pain. The task of protecting biological IL-1 antagonist, such as IL-1ra, is the prevention of inflammation.