Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes platelets taken from the patient's own blood to rebuild damaged tendons or cartilage.

Platelets
Platelets normally circulate within the bloodstream and are responsible for blood clotting and initiating a healing response in an acute injury. Many acute injuries do not heal adequately and can lead to chronic pain and loss of function of the injured area. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy allows us to harvest the patient's own patelets and re-inject those platelets into the site of the injury to initiate healing and improvement of function. This is typically done under image guidance such as ultrasound and/or fluroscopy.

The Result
As a result, the damaged tissue begins to heal. PRP has been successful in not only relieving pain, but also in jump-starting the healing process.

Treatments
Injuries and conditions commonly treated by regenerative therapy procedures include:
• Back & Neck Pain
• Golfer's Elbow
• Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Hip and Shoulder
• Tennis Elbow
• Joint Injuries
• Ligament, Cartilage, & Tendon

The Injection Procedure

Platelet rich plasma therapy is done at our office and takes about an hour. Patients return home the same day and are often able to work the following day.

Areas Of Treatment