It is scientifically proven that age is the first consideration in choosing an orthobiologic method. Up to the age of 50, the organism has certain self-healing capacities, and autologous therapies can play a concrete role in slowing/blocking degenerative diseases as well as responding immediately to painful symptomatology.
Above the age of 55, the body’s ability to self-heal decreases significantly, and such methods should be applied for antalgic purposes or to postpone major interventions for short periods.
If meniscal injuries or chronic inflammatory conditions are to be treated, the age of the patient is secondary to the status of the problem.
LIFESTYLE & FUNCTIONAL DEMAND
A patient who leads an active life and/or demonstrates a strong determination to resolve his or her problem in order to return more quickly to his or her life-sporting activity, will undoubtedly have a better outcome, and such an assessment should shift the clinician’s choice toward the most effective therapy available.
A sedentary patient who does not describe specific functional demands is often an unmotivated patient who needs to be managed progressively both from the perspective of treatments and expectations.