“Orthokine” – A New Therapeutic Approach From Germany

“Orthokine” – A New Therapeutic Approach From Germany

This is a unique method of biological therapy without the use of any foreign body material for osteoarthritis (stage I-III), post-traumatic muscle and ligament lesions.

Orthokine therapy

“Orthokine” is a therapy method in which patient’s autologous proteins are extracted from the blood, and after special preparation, injected back into affected areas of the body (joints, muscles, ligaments).

This therapy is done in accordance with the following process: a patient’s blood is extracted and, after a special preparation, obtained with autologous concentrated serum, enriched with anti-inflammatory and regenerative components which relieve pain and inflammation and promote the regeneration process of the affected areas of the body.

The efficiency and safety of the “Orthokine” therapy is demonstrated on the basis of our clinical studies.
This therapy helps to relieve pain and has anti-inflammatory and regenerative effects. There is a minimal likelihood of adverse effects. Therapeutic effect is long-lasting. “Orthokine” therapy has been already used for more than 60,000 patients worldwide.

This therapy is prescribed and can be performed only by physicians specializing in this field who have passed the training in this type of treatment.

Osteoarthritis (osteoarthrosis, a degenerative joint disease) – a disease characterized by the degradation of the articular cartilage. This is the most common form of arthritis. Usually it affects arms, hips, knees and spine joints. In most cases, this disease affects a single joint, but sometimes can damage several joints of a single limb, i.e. hand. Osteoarthritis is a progressive, incurable disease, but the special treatment can help reduce the pain and stay active.

Arthritic symptoms are joint pain, tenderness, light pressing, joint stiffness (especially in the morning or after a longer rest period), loss of flexibility, joint bending discomfort, bone growth that looks like a hard lump around the affected joint, swelling, joint “blockage”. These symptoms emerge gradually. Initially, you can feel joint pain only during some exercise. Later, the pain becomes stronger and forces a patient to rest more. Finally, the damaged joint is motionless.

Osteoarthritis can affect any joint of a body, but most often it damages our hands, hips, knees, and spine. Osteoarthritis can damage other joints after an injury. Osteoarthritis occurs as time goes by and a joint cartilage that protects the bone ends by reducing friction between them wears out. Soft cartilage surface becomes rougher and after it completely wears out, Completely worn bones begin to rub against each other.

Osteoarthritis is most often caused by obesity, aging, joint damage, bone and joint diseases, heredity and other factors. Older women suffer from osteoarthritis more often than men. It is believed that this has to do with wearing high-heeled shoes.

If joint pain is frustrating, but it does not significantly alter the rhythm of your life, it might be sufficient to change the way of life in order to feel better. In this case, your doctor may advise you to rest (at least take a day off at work or try to work and keep the sore joint flexed or make 10 minutes breaks every hour).

Painful joint pressure can be reduced in several ways. For example, if your knee hurts, you could use a special seat in the shower so you do not need to stand. It is also important to exercise regularly to help the affected joint by walking, riding a bike, swimming, and doing specially designed exercises that strengthen the muscles around the joint making it more stable. Physiotherapy specialist can help you create a training program.

Nevertheless, you should be careful when doing sports. If you experience pain in your joints, stop doing those exercises.  Furthermore, if a joint is swollen and sensitive after physical activity, it is better to avoid it. If you are overweight, it is recommended to lose some weight to reduce the hip and knee strain.
To reduce joint pain you can also use a variety of oils, easily found in pharmacies (for example, Perskindol). You can also try special splints, braces and shoes inserts for aching joint in order to immobilize it or reduce the load for the affected areas.

If the above mentioned measures will not reduce the joint pain or it will persist, you may also need medication (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). It is important to continue exercising, lose weight, and reduce the load put on the damaged joints because using drugs only will not be enough.

A new treatment option offered is “Orthokine” biological therapy. This is an alternative way of treating this health issue when the patient cannot take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because of their adverse effects and cannot undergo a surgery because of his current health condition.