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Orthobiologic Injection Specialist - Pittsburgh, PA

PRP Injection & Stem Cell Therapy Treatments for Athletes 

One of the most incredible things about your body is its ability to heal itself. In most minor circumstances, your body can restore itself, needing only sufficient rest and maybe pain management to return to a pain-free, fully mobile, normal state. Unfortunately, if you sustain a serious injury, highly-invasive surgery, or degeneration that has been allowed to progress severely over time, you may need a little assistance getting your body’s natural healing abilities in gear. 

If this is the case, you might consider touching base with Dr. Rytel about how orthobiologics can help give you a boost. Dr. Rytel is experienced and highly trained in a wide range of orthobiologic regenerative medicine techniques. Using his one-on-one, patient first approach, Dr. Rytel will work directly alongside you to determine which orthobiologic treatment will garner the best results for your condition or injury.

No one should have to be sidelined from life or from sports by an injury or condition that can be treated using orthobiologics. That’s why Dr. Michael Rytel is proud to offer his services as the one of the best regenerative medicine specialists in Pittsburgh. If you’re looking for one-on-one, compassionate care, don’t wait for your pain to worsen to make the call. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Rytel today.


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PRP Injections for Shoulder Injuries

Dr. Rytel and other orthopedic surgeons in the field use orthobiologic techniques to help stimulate your body’s natural healing process for injuries and conditions that may compromise certain structural parts of your body, such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Injured ligaments
  • Injured muscles
  • Injured tendons

Rather than injecting something foreign, these orthobiologic compounds are made from natural substances that are found right in your own body. They’re designed to enhance the natural processes by which your cells heal after an injury or repair themselves while affected by an orthopedic condition. While orthobiologic technology used to be the go-to solution only for professional athletes and wealthier people, they’ve become more accessible than ever, and Dr. Rytel is proud to offer these solutions to anyone who needs them.

If you think regenerative medicine may be the right solution for you, start by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Rytel. He is happy to sit down personally with you and answer any questions you may have before proceeding with your individualized treatment plan. Don’t hesitate to get the help you need. Call Dr. Rytel and begin developing your regenerative medicine treatment today.

Top-Rated PRP and BMAC Treatments near Pittsburgh

Wondering how you might potentially benefit from regenerative medicine or orthobiologic therapies? The truth is, orthobiologics can help your body heal naturally from an extremely wide range of injuries and conditions. In fact, most injuries that involve an extensive healing process can benefit from orthobiologics, as they can help speed up your body’s natural restorative procedures. Orthobiologics can also help you avoid an unnecessary surgery, providing a more natural, less-invasive alternative.

Different types of orthobiologic therapies have distinct benefits from one another, and the type that is best suited for your treatment plan will depend on your condition. Platelet-rich plasma injections, pr PRP, are best to help your body heal partial tears in the muscles or tendons by encouraging regrowth of these tissues. Extracellular matrices, or ECMs, can help heal more severe tears in your body’s tissue. Finally, stem cell therapies can help stimulate healing in more sensitive and difficult to access areas such as the neck and spine.

If any of these localized injuries sound familiar to you, it may be time to consider orthobiologic treatment with Dr. Rytel. Schedule your appointment today and begin learning how regenerative medicine may be able to help you find relief and get back to regular daily life, and even the sport you love.


Meet Dr. Rytel!

Provider, Michael Rytel, MD

Michael Rytel, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialist
['Orthopaedic Surgery', 'Sports Medicine']
['Brackenridge, PA', 'Shadyside, PA']

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PRP therapy? 

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) therapy, is a popular regenerative option that involves drawing your blood, isolating the plasma from it using a centrifuge, then reinjecting it into the tissue that needs its regrowth stimulated. Dr. Rytel usually recommends PRP for patients with knee pain and shoulder pain, or patients who are recovering from hip surgery.

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cells are cells found naturally in your body that are young enough to potentially develop into any type of cell depending on where they are injected. This allows them to assist in the regeneration of just about any affected muscle, ligament, tendon or bone tissue.

What is BMAC therapy?

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) uses cells found naturally in your own bone marrow to stimulate healing of several orthopedic ailments, such as cartilage degeneration and severe osteoarthritis. BMAC helps patients regenerate cells in areas where blood supply is limited and naturally occurring regeneration is slow, especially areas heavy in cartilage. Sports medicine patients will also opt for BMAC to treat meniscus tears, rotator cuff tendinitis, and tennis elbow.

Why might I want orthobiologic treatment?

Some indicators that regenerative medicine may be successful in helping you treat your condition include:

  • You want a non-surgical, minimally-invasive solution
  • You need support in your natural bone tissue after an injury
  • Your natural healing process is compromised or needs stimulating

If any of this sounds familiar, orthobiologics may be able to help you achieve long-term, effective results.