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SPORTS MEDICINE

At Medpoint, we have specialists that will accurately evaluate and manage the appropriate care for your injuries. We have dedicated staff that will guide you through the process and will lead you back into a pain free lifestyle.   

What does a Sports Medicine Physician Treat?

A Sports Medicine Physician specializes in the care of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as acute injuries and illness that affects one's performance and lifestyle.

Such conditions include:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Tendonitis

  • Sprains & Strains

  • Fractures

  • Concussions

  • Physical Assessments

  • Other Athletic illnesses

Are you in pain and waiting for elective surgery?

Due to COVID-19 the wait list for elective surgeries continues to grow. If you are suffering from joint pain and are currently waiting for joint replacement or surgery, contact our physician to discuss alternative treatment options to accommodate the increasing delay.      

Dr. Ryan Arbeau

MD, FRCPC, Dip. Sports Med

Injection Therapy Services:

Cortisone

A corticosteroid medication that is used to relieve pain and inflammation.     

Hyaluronic Acid

A synthetically produced medication used to restore normal joint fluid and partially relieve pain in osteoarthritic joints.  

PRP (Platelet-rich plasma)

A concentrated solution derived from the patients own blood that is injected back into the site of injury. To process PRP, whole blood is removed from the patient and separated into layers by centrifugation. Platelets and white blood cells are concentrated and used for tissue repair. It is expected that concentrating and activating the platelets and returning them to the patient at the site of injury may promote healing, reduce pain, improve function, limit inflammation, and stimulate cartilage regeneration.

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nSTRIDE (APS)

An autologous protein solution derived from the patients own blood that is injected directly into the joint affected by osteoarthritis. Similar to PRP, nSTRIDE is processed through centrifugation of whole blood. It is combined with an additional concentrating system to further separate white blood cells and platelets that are specific in blocking the progression of osteoarthritis.   

With a high concentration of anti-inflammatory proteins, it is expected that pain in the joint may be reduced and joint function may be restored. The single injection treatment is designed to protect cartilage tissue and unlike traditional therapies, may also slow the progression of osteoarthritis.     

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What is nSTRIDE?

Patient Success

To learn more about nSTRIDE click the button below.    

For Direct Contact to our Sports Medicine division, please use the following:

Phone: 519-432-1919 ext. 222

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2. Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology. Technology brief: platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. 2013; 1-22. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/healthpact. Accessed February 2015.

3. Matuska A, O’Shaughnessey K, King, W., Woodell-May J, “Autologous solution protects bovine cartilage explants from IL-1. and TNF.-induced cartilage degradation.” Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2013;31(12):1929-35.

4. King WJ, van der Weegen W, van Drumpt R, Soons H, Toler KO, Woodell- May JE,” WBC Concentration Correlates with Increased IL-1ra and Changes in WOMAC Pain Scores in a Safety Study of Autologous Protein Solution.” International Cartilage Repair Society,# 6872, May 8-11, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Medpoint Health Care Centre

519-432-1919

reception@medpoint.ca

London, Ontario, Canada

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