Your bones and muscles support and transport you. Their complex mechanics allow you to perform everyday gestures. Whether working, playing with children, cooking or playing sports, all of this is made possible thanks to your musculoskeletal system. But for many people, moving can be difficult or painful. There are many causes for that. Diseases, injuries, age, deformities, degenerative conditions, etc. This is where orthopedics comes in.
Orthopedic surgery is a surgical specialization that deals with conditions of muscles, bones, cartilage and tendons. An orthopedic surgeon is skilled in repairing and even reconstructing these often debilitating and painful defects. At Lacroix Private Medicine, we are fortunate to have three experienced orthopedic surgeons on our teams: Dr Emmanuelle Dudon, Dr André-Nicolas Cojocaru and Dr Chérif Tadros.
Note that no medical referral is necessary to have an orthopedic surgery consultation with our specialist doctors.
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performed in clinic
Dr. Emmanuelle Dudon, orthopedic surgeon, specializes in hand surgeries
performed in Operating room
With Dr Emmanuelle Dudon, orthopedic surgeon
Platelet Rich Plasma is collected from a sample of your blood. The latter is treated by centrifugation, using either the RegenLab or Instride technique, to remove as many cellular components as possible and only retain the bioactive molecules specific to the inflammation and repair process. It is therefore a natural treatment and not a synthetic one. It has been used for over 20 years in the treatment of skin and bone pathologies and for a decade in the treatment of tendon, ligament and joint injuries.
The 3 main stages in healing an injury are inflammation, repair and remodeling. When a tendon, ligament, or joint is injured by acute trauma or chronic overuse, an inflammatory reaction sets in. The inflammation not only serves to rid the injured area of dead tissue, but it also attracts to the injury site the cells responsible for repairing the injury, among other things, by deposition of new collagen matrix and the presence of growth factors. Poor inflammatory process can lead to poor repair and prevent an injury from progressing to adequate, stable, non-painful final remodeling. The role of PRP is to potentiate this process to optimize healing.
PRP is indicated for adults of all ages, athletic or sedentary.
Your first consultation will allow us to find out whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment. We will also discuss expected success rates and potential side effects.