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Non-Surgical Treatments in South Suburbs of greater Chicago region

Non-Surgical Orthopedics 

Contrary to popular belief, surgery is not always needed to heal bone, ligament, tendon, and joint pain. Although injuries to our bones and muscles can be complex, they can be successfully treated without the use of surgery. 

The board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at Southland Orthopaedics explore all non-surgical treatment options before resorting to surgery. We will develop a personalized treatment plan for you, based on your individual symptoms and lifestyle goals. From there, we will determine the ideal treatment option, and whether or not physical therapy would help restore you to your optimal functionality. 

If you want to learn more about our non-surgical treatment options, call or request an appointment online. We look forward to discussing our alternative therapies with you. Our goal is to guide you towards a healthy, pain-free lifestyle!


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Biologic Medicine & Alternative Treatments

Alternative Treatments For Injury  

Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, non-surgical treatment options may be the solution to your pain that you didn’t even know you needed. Our physicians understand that alternative treatments are becoming more and more sophisticated everyday, and can work wonders for an impressive variety of orthopaedic pains and injuries.

We offer the following non-surgical treatments to our patients:

  • Gel injections for osteoarthritis
  • Cortisone injections 
  • Viscosupplementation for knee 
  • Arthrocentesis (removal of excess fluid) of joint 
  • Biologic regenerative medicine

Southern Chicago’s Top-Rated Regenerative Medicine

Personalized, Patient-Centric Orthopedic Care

Just as every person’s orthopaedic injury is unique, every treatment plan should be also. At Southland Orthopaedics, our dedicated team of orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists work together to formulate individualized treatment plans for every patient. We understand that not everyone is keen on undergoing surgery, which is why we pride ourselves on offering a variety of alternative, minimally-invasive therapies to treat a wide range of conditions. 

It’s time to find out if non-surgical orthopaedic medicine is right for you. Whether you are looking for alternatives to rotator cuff surgery, cortisone injections for arthritis, or gel injections for hip pain, we can help. Call or request an appointment online today for an evaluation with a member of our team.

Patient Info Sheets:

Arthritis of the Knee(opens in a new tab)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(opens in a new tab)
De Quervain's Tendinosis(opens in a new tab)
Frozen Shoulder(opens in a new tab)
Hip Osteoarthritis(opens in a new tab)
Hip Bursitis(opens in a new tab)
Patellofemoral Arthritis(opens in a new tab)
Tennis Elbow(opens in a new tab)
Trigger Finger(opens in a new tab)
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow(opens in a new tab)

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an innovative, minimally-invasive set of treatments that use the body’s own healing process to repair damaged tissue. This branch of medicine focuses on eliminating the root cause of a patient’s pain without the use of medication or surgical interventions, thereby eliminating pain and restoring mobility.

What are the benefits of regenerative medicine?

  • Patients can sometimes avoid surgery
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Quickens the healing process
  • Minimally-invasive
  • No anesthesia 
  • Low risk

What are cortisone injections used for?

Cortisone injections are used for treating a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

What is viscosupplementation?

Viscosupplementation is a procedure where a doctor injects a gel-like fluid, called hyaluronic acid, into your knee joint. Hyaluronic acid is a lubricant that allows our bones to glide smoothly over one another. Patients suffering from osteoarthritis have below-average amounts of hyaluronic acid in their bodies.