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Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (abbreviated PRP) is a new treatment used for some common orthopedic conditions. This is a cutting-edge procedure that is revolutionizing the field of orthopedic medicine. PRP therapy is a new treatment that relieves pain and promotes long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. PRP Therapy uses components of the body’s own blood cells to formulate a customized “cocktail” that stimulates the natural healing process in certain orthopedic conditions.

What PRP Can Be Used For:

PRP has been used in operating rooms for several decades to help with wound healing, and to stimulate bone formation in spinal fusion surgery. PRP has been used in outpatient settings for treatment of common overuse conditions including:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Patellar Tendonitis

PRP therapy’s natural healing process magnifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets through a simple injection.

PRP therapy is associated with reduction in pain and faster healing, and has lower risks and lower costs than surgery.

If You Want PRP:

PRP Injections are a much simpler procedure than surgery. PRP Injections are short office procedures. To complete PRP therapy, a sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and the blood is then spun at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into and around the point of injury. No stitches are necessary since just a needle was used.

The procedure takes under an hour, including preparation and recovery time. Performed safely in the office, PRP therapy relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery. In fact, most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.

PRP injections can be done in a physician’s office. Finding a physician who provides PRP injections can be a challenge, but most commonly these are offered by orthopedic physicians who specialize in the care of chronic sports injuries.

Please schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained Orthopaedic Surgeons to see if PRP injections are right for you. (561) 840-1090