What is PRP?
PRP is Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is an innovative approach to tissue regeneration that uses the patient’s own blood. Typical concentrations of platelets in PRP are 5-10 times that found in normal blood. After obtaining blood from the patient it is spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the myriad of growth factors and anti-inflammatory proteins in the plasma that, once injected into the site of injury, produces a powerful and permanent healing response.
Advantages of PRP Therapy for Joint Pain,
Tendon and Ligament Injuries
- Safe – We are often asked are PRP injections safe? Platelets are taken from a patient’s own blood, so there is very little risk of an adverse rejection reaction or disease transmission.
- Quick Healing Time – PRP Therapy takes place during a one hour in-office procedure. This allows patients to resume daily activities with a quick healing time. However, patients will often need to refrain from sports or exercise for several weeks or up to one month.
- Avoid Invasive Surgery – Stem cell therapy combined with PRP injections often can allow patients to avoid joint surgery and lessen the need for pain medication.
- All-Natural – Using a patient’s own platelets allows the body to heal naturally.
- Cost Effective – PRP injections are a quick, cost effective, outpatient procedure that allows patients to avoid expensive hospital and facility costs associated with surgery.
Am I a Candidate?
It’s our experience that soft tissue injuries and other acute conditions are extremely responsive to Platelet Rich Plasma injections. A consultation with our doctors will determine if you could benefit from PRP treatment.
For other chronic and joint conditions that PRP injections can’t treat alone, stem cells harvested from a patient’s body can be an additional option to avoid invasive surgery.
Platelet-rich plasma injections also can be used to treat a whole host of musculoskeletal conditions, including:
- Lumbar disc disease
- Degenerative disc disease
- Joint pain from arthritis
- Meniscal/labral tears
- Partial tendon tears
- Ligament sprains or tears
- Nerve inflammation
- Plantar fasciitis
The National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), and the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as the World Anti-Doping Agency have all declared that PRP is a non-performance enhancing, safe, and legal treatment for sports injuries.
- Regenerative Medicine
- Stem Cell Therapy for Pain
- Adipose Transfer with PRP Therapy
- Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
- Epidural Injections
- Medial Branch Blocks (Facet) Injections
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- Sacroiliac Joint Injections
- Sympathetic Blocks
- Trigger Point and Soft Tissue Injections
- Joint Injections
- Botox Injections
- Peripheral Nerve Block Injections
- Kenalog Injections
- Spinal Cord Stimulators