Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy

The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy (also known as Stem Cell Therapy) is a revolutionary pain treatment therapy involves injecting platelets from the patient’s own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage. It has been successful in not only relieving the pain, but also in jumpstarting the healing process. The patient’s blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge for 15 minutes to separate out the platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the damaged portion of the tendon or cartilage.

Conditions Treated(PRP) therapy-inner

  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Osteoarthritis knee (mild to moderate)
  • Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder
  • Retrocaneal bursitis
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Trigger finger/thumb

Achilles tendonitis

Frequently asked questions

How does PRP heal the body?

  • The body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells.
  • Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells
  • PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly into the area in need
  • To create PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The process is handled manually by a lab technician, producing higher concentrations of platelets and a much more pure concentration of the beneficial blood components
  • The PRP is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the healing process
  • Because the patient’s own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a low risk of allergic reaction

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