Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP Injections can help you return to normal exercise

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a revolutionary and conservative approach to natural healing for numerous orthopedic conditions and athletic injuries. PRP therapy may make it possible to avoid complex surgical procedures. This way, you can return to sports, work, and other daily activities sooner.

 

PRP, or platelet rich plasma, injections are non-operative solutions for a variety of medical ailments including orthopedic ligament or tendon sprains, arthritis, muscular injury, and spinal conditions. PRP utilizes the body’s own natural healing power by concentrating a patient’s plasma into damaged areas to help accelerate the tissue healing process. Platelet rich plasma is an effective choice for this because it is very rich in anti-inflammatory and regeneration-promoting factors; it also has a long track record of success for treating musculoskeletal injuries completely.

Platelet-rich plasma is a therapy that promotes healing by using your own blood. Platelets in the blood play a critical role in healing wounds, soft tissue injuries, and fractures by activating stem cells to regenerate new, healthy tissue to replace the damaged tissue. We take advantage of your body's natural healing process by collecting a sample of your blood and spinning it down to separate the plasma, which contains a high concentration of platelets.

An injection of platelet-rich plasma gives your body a natural boost to accelerate the healing process. Many patients report experiencing pain relief, in addition to rapid healing.

1)Tendinopathy

(Chronic tendonitis or partial-thickness tears)

  • Rotator cuff
  • Biceps
  • Golfers/Tennis elbow
  • Tendonitis around the thigh (Gluteus medius, hamstring, piriformis syndrome)
  • Patellar or quadriceps tendonitis
  • Tendonitis around the ankle (Peroneal, Tibialis posterior)
  • Achilles
  • Plantar fasciitis

Ligament Injury

  • Ulnar collateral ligament injury of the elbow
  • Medial collateral ligament injury of the knee

Degenerative Joint Disease

  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Ankle osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder osteoarthritis
  • Elbow osteoarthritis
  • Wrist osteoarthritis
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar osteoarthritis
  • Articular Cartilage Injury

2) Unlike traditional surgeries, most patients experience little or no discomfort and return to normal activities within a few days.

3) It will take a few weeks for the cells to heal and strengthen your damaged tissue and joints, you will be given week-by-week instructions after your procedure on how best to care for your body during this time. Regenerative therapies take time to work; improvement in pain and function occurs gradually over a 3 to 6 month time period. As most of these ailments are a result of degeneration which occurs with normal aging, patients likely will need subsequent injections months to years later to maintain symptom control.

  • Promote the growth of specific types of cells and tissues
  • Increase the development of new blood vessels
  • Accelerate bone regeneration
  • Initiate connective tissue growth

One of the greatest benefits of PRP therapy is that it is a low-risk, non-invasive treatment. PRP therapy can heal orthopedic conditions like arthritis, tendon injuries, and ligament injuries. It also benefits patients who are not candidates for surgery, and others who want to avoid surgery due to age, health, or other concerns. 

Other benefits of PRP therapy include:

  • Pain relief and healing
  • Regeneration of healthy tissues
  • Fewer complications than surgery
  • Minimal downtime
  • No incisions or scarring

One of the greatest benefits of PRP therapy is that it is a low-risk, non-invasive treatment. It also benefits patients who are not candidates for surgery, and others who want to avoid surgery due to age, health, or other concerns.

Other benefits of PRP therapy include:

Pain relief and healing

Fewer complications than surgery

Minimal downtime

No incisions or scarring

Tendonitis (Chronic tendonitis or partial-thickness tears)

Rotator cuff

Biceps

Golfers/Tennis elbow

Tendonitis around the thigh (Gluteus medius, hamstring, piriformis syndrome)

Patellar or quadriceps tendonitis

Tendonitis around the ankle (Peroneal, Tibialis posterior)

Achilles

Plantar fasciitis

Ligament Injury

Ulnar collateral ligament injury of the elbow

Medial collateral ligament injury of the knee

Degenerative Joint Disease

Hip osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis

Ankle osteoarthritis

Shoulder osteoarthritis

Elbow osteoarthritis

Wrist osteoarthritis

Symptomatic articular cartilage injury

First, we draw a small amount of blood and spin it in a specialized FDA-approved device to separate the platelets, growth factors, and white blood cells. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain large reservoirs of growth factors that are essential to initiating and accelerating tissue repair and regeneration.

Using ultrasound or xray guidance for targeted placement, we then inject the platelets and growth factors into the damaged tissue(s). The high concentration of platelets signals the body that there is injured tissue to be healed and attracts healing cells to the area to accelerate the repair process.

Most patients will have some soreness after the injection that should decrease rapidly. Patients should not take aspirin or other NSAID medications after the procedure because they may block the effect of PRP . Patients can use Tylenol and other pain medications that don't block the inflammatory process. Patients should refrain from significant physical activity or sports activities for a week after the procedure. Patients are re-evaluated often after the procedure to make sure their recovery process is proceeding according to plan.

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