Specialists in Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma, commonly referred to as PRP, it’s used for wound and soft tissue healing. PRP treatments work by supplying injured areas with natural proteins, cytokines, stem cells and other bioactive growth factors.
Starting in the early 1990s, physicians began using various PRP injections in dental treatments, periodontal surgeries, cosmetic surgeries and skin grafting treatments. Then starting around the early 2000s, the use of PRP, which utilizes a patient’s own blood platelets and growth factors, expanded into orthopedic treatments— including those aimed at reducing joint deterioration, damaged tissue fibers and chronic pain. This revolutionary treatment is now even being used to naturally treat hair loss!
While conventional therapy for sports injuries often follows the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression and elevation), there’s been growing interest in PRP therapy in order to improve soft-tissue healing as well as lower recovery time.
PRP treatment is one of the most cutting-edge and beneficial types of treatments available today.
Who can benefit from PRP therapy the most? PRP is most useful for anyone with:
- Arthritis or osteoarthritis, especially those with degenerative knee cartilage
- A torn ligament or ligament sprains
- Tendonitis or tendon injuries
- A bulging or herniated disc
- Injuries due to sports or exercising (such “tennis elbow,” plantar fasciitis in runners, or common injuries affecting the rotator cuff)
- Sacroiliac problems
- Sciatica/sciatic nerve pain
- Common hand injuries experienced by younger and middle-aged adults, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Skier’s or “Gamekeepers” thumb and “Texting thumb”
- Chronic pain in any susceptible area such as the neck, lower back, knees or shoulders
- Instability, loss of balance, stiffness and loss of flexibility/range of motion
- Sinus lift augmentation
Frequently Asked Questions
The entire process takes about 30 minutes. The majority of the time involves drawing and processing the patient’s blood for the injection. The patient is then seen at 2 and 6 week follow-ups to access for healing and complications
You will see results from your first session itself. Caution: The procedure may result in swelling and bruising. It may last for about 3-4 days and will subside to reveal good healthy skin. Results will last about 3 months and after that, touch up treatments might be necessary.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. Athletes who endure chronic pain from tendon injuries can finally get relief from a safe, non-surgical procedure. It’s called Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, and it utilizes platelets from the athletes’ own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon
Patients typically experience significant reduction in pain after the first or second injection. Generally speaking PRP injections are not painful; however the discomfort level depends on the part of the body being treated. Injections into the joint are of minimal discomfort.
Despite lack of approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), PRP therapy is gaining unproven acceptance as treatment for sports-related injuries. Platelet rich plasma therapy is not a new concept. … Platelets are separated from other blood cells and then concentrated by centrifugation.