Platelet-rich plasma therapy
Harnessing the innate power of the body to heal is one of the keys to optimal repair and regeneration. Natural substances found in the plasma are necessary to healing damaged cells and tissues. Platelet-rich plasma therapy utilizes these substances, providing areas of injury or disease with a concentrated dose of the body’s own specific platelets, proteins and growth factors.
Platelets and PRP Injections
Platelets are best known for their ability to coagulate to stop bleeding; however, new evidence indicates that platelets also produce growth factors needed to mend and strengthen damaged tissues. By extracting a patient’s plasma and centrifuging it, these important substances can be isolated. After separation, they are placed in a syringe and injected into a specific area or joint, such as the knee or hip, giving the damaged tissues more than enough healing factors to begin the process of repair.
Uses of PRP
Conditions Commonly Treated with PRP
Shoulder: Rotator Cuff Tendinitis or Tear, Rotator Cuff Impingement Syndrome or Bursitis, Bicipital Tendinitis, labrum tears, arthritis, instability
Wrist/Hand: DeQuervaine’s Tenosynovitis, arthritis, other wrist or finger tendinitis, ligament tears or dysfunction of the fingers
Elbow: Medial and lateral epicondylitis (tennis & golfers elbow)
Hip: IIliotibial Band Tendinitis (ITB Syndrome), Psoas Tendinitis and bursitis, Greater Trochanteric Bursitis, Hip labrum tears, Piriformis Syndrome, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, arthritis
Knee: Patellar Tendinitis, Patellar Femoral Syndrome, chondromalacia patella, partially torn or strained major ligaments of knee (ACL/LCL/MCL), meniscus tears, arthritis, patellar instability
Ankle/Foot: Achilles Tendinitis, Peroneal Tendinitis, arthritis, recurrent ankle sprains, other foot or ankle tendinitis
Conditions Considered for Treatment with PRP or Prolotherapy
Neck: Whiplash injuries, headaches related to the neck, arthritis
Back: Facet joint arthritis, rib problems, pain associated with scoliosis
Results and Side Effects
You may experience initial pain at the injection site, though Orthohealing Center’s physicians can use specific substances to help numb the area. Typically, however, the pain is short-lived, and you may begin to feel relief from chronic pain soon after the injection is administered. Results can last a year or more, as the body is using a concentrated dose of its own building blocks. To read some of Orthohealing Center’s platelet-rich plasma therapy success stories and patient testimonials, click here.
What to Expect at Orthohealing Center
The physicians at Orthohealing Center are considered leaders in the world of ultrasound guided PRP therapy, giving lectures and hosting seminars dedicated to training doctors around the world in this new technique. As experts in orthopedic medicine and Orthobiologics, they provide individualized care, rather than a “cookie cutter” approach to healing. Each patient case is unique, and each physician incorporates adjunct therapies to enhance your platelet-rich plasma injections.
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