Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
We administer Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to areas of inflammation that has not been helped by other methods.
PRP currently is used as an alternative treatment method for several common orthopaedic-related sports medicine conditions, such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis and patellar tendonitis (Jumpers Knee). It is a process where a patient's own blood is placed into a centrifuge that rotates at high speed causing the red blood cells to separate from the platelets (blood cells that release growth factors that help the body heal itself). The platelet-rich portion of the blood then is injected directly into the patient's injured area.
- Early osteoarthritis
PRP injections demonstrated more and longer efficacy than viscosupplementation injections, reducing pain, symptoms and recovering joint function in patients affected by severe knee diseases.
- Chronic tennis elbow
PRP reduces pain and increases function significantly as a treatment for patients with chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) compared to corticosteroid injections. Read the abstract.
- Chronic Achilles tendonosis
PRP can be effective in the treatment of severe cases of Achilles tendonosis that are resistant to traditional non-operative treatment. Read the abstract.
- Shoulder injury repair
The use of platelet-rich fibrin matrix with an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair did not significantly affect pain management around the time of surgery or the clinical outcome.
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