Orthokine is a biological method used to treat the musculoskeletal system that uses the molecular property of blood serum. The method has been duly registered and used since 1998 in Germany and has gradually spread to other countries in Europe and around the world. In the Czech Republic this method has been used in certified centres for almost 2 years. To date this method has been used to treat more than 400,000 patients around the world. Orthokine treatment is based on use of the patient’s own biological material – blood serum, which is obtained through cultivation and processing of the patient’s vascular blood. It is then applied into the given joint 1 to 2 times per week.
The Orthokine method utilizes the following properties of modified blood serum:
1. Significant anti-inflammatory effect: the many-fold higher volume of anti-inflammatory components eliminates pain and inflammation in the joint
2. High regeneration potential: significantly increased volume of several growth factors stimulates preserved, natural regeneration activity
3. Supports production of a collagen net in areas where natural regeneration is significantly decreased or entirely lacking