How ClarixFlo May Provide an Alternative to Surgery
Surgery is something everyone wishes to avoid if possible, and that’s during “normal” times.
Add the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences into the mix, and you may have even more concerns. Do I want to be laid up in recovery at this time if things change and someone needs me? Will I be at higher risks of infection while I recover from incisions? Do I want to go to a surgical center at this time, if needed?
These are all valid concerns. And it is true that sometimes the need for surgery simply can’t be avoided in some circumstances. In those cases, of course, we must work with each patient to consider the best options for when and how to perform a surgical procedure, keeping their needs and safety as our highest priorities.
However, there are often alternatives to surgery, and at times like these they are well worth considering. For certain patients with soft tissue injuries, Clarix Flo treatment can make that difference.
What is Clarix Flo?
Clarix Flo falls under the category of regenerative medicine. This means it uses the body’s natural elements to stimulate and/or accelerate its healing processes, without the use of synthetic drugs.
Regenerative medicine therapies can take many forms. For Clarix Flo, natural growth factors are injected directly into the site of an injury, stimulating damaged cells to repair and regenerate faster and more effectively.
The growth factors used in Clarix Flo come from materials found in amniotic membranes, within the lining of the placenta, and the umbilical cord. These materials are always safely gathered and processed after a healthy birth, providing no risk of harm or inconvenience to either the mother or the newborn.
What would have been normally discarded, however, can now be used to help others recover more effectively from their pain and injuries!
How Clarix Flo Can Help You Avoid or Delay Surgery
The acceleration of healing provided by Clarix Flo has been remarkable for many patients. Overall recovery and rehabilitation time has been cut by up to 50 percent in some cases.
For certain soft tissue injuries—especially in athletes—Clarix Flo can provide for a more effective recovery where surgical intervention might once have been recommended.
Avoiding the possible need for surgery can not only help lower current COVID-19 exposure risks, but it can simply be more convenient and comfortable for a patient as well. It’s hard to argue with safely getting back to comfort and normal function with less downtime!
Additionally, while surgical procedures absolutely have place, it will almost always be true that your foot or ankle after a surgery will never be quite the same as it was before. The benefits of a surgery must always outweigh the negatives to even be considered, but an alternative that can see reasonable, similar, or better results will almost always be attempted first.
There may also be some cases where Clarix Flo treatment may not ultimately prevent a surgery, but can significantly delay the need for one. It can be worth considering this option if you are a patient at higher risk for COVID-19 complications who could benefit from scheduling a surgery later on, when the risk is lower.
What Kinds of Conditions Can Clarix Flo Treat Effectively?
Soft tissue injuries are the key here. Conditions can include:
- Severe Sprains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinosis
- Damage to Ligaments
… as well as other potential causes of lasting heel and foot pain.
It must be noted that not all cases such as those above may benefit from Clarix Flo therapy, and it is not recommended for all patients. We must carefully consider of your condition, its causes, your goals, your health history, and other factors before we can determine whether this form of treatment or another is best suited to your needs.
The Best Time to Act is Always Now
One thing is for certain, however: you won’t find the care and relief you need without reaching out for it! Even if the current situation demands a delay of some time, there are still steps you can take now to help yourself.
Our office remains open for all patients. We can conduct initial appointments via telemedicine, or see patients in-office with numerous measures taken to greatly reduce exposure risks among both you and our staff.
Call us at (305) 514-0404 to schedule an appointment or seek answers to any questions you might have. We’ll be happy to speak with you!