The field of orthopedic medicine is constantly evolving. Among the most exciting and promising changes we’ve seen in recent years are advancements in non-surgical treatments for common bone, muscle and joint disorders.
Our own orthobiologics and non-surgical physiatry specialist, Dr. Christie Lehman, recently returned from the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) Annual Conference in Colorado, where she gathered with the world’s leading minds in the subspecialty of regenerative medicine
According the IOF, the field of orthopedic medicine is expected to undergo a “paradigm shift from invasive to regenerative” within the next couple of decades. At this conference, Dr. Lehman had the opportunity to discuss the latest research and treatment techniques, as well as the future of orthobiologics, which uses naturally occurring substances, such as stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP), to heal and regenerate tissues without surgery.
“What I especially felt was valuable about the IOF meeting was the chance to collaborate with colleagues” said Dr. Lehman. “This is a very exciting time to be working in this field of medicine.”
As director of the Carolina Orthobiologics Center here at Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine, Dr. Lehman is already helping many patients in Asheville heal from injury and arthritis using many of the minimally invasive methods discussed at the IOF Conference, and was able to share her experience with peers from around the world who also attended.
Are you suffering from pain or injury and considering your treatment options? Visit our Carolina Orthobiologics Center page for more information about possible non-surgical alternatives, or contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lehman.