PRP Joint Injections
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been found to significantly enhance the healing process. PRP improves function and reduces pain in people who have tendonitis or arthritis. Common conditions include:
- Osteoarthritis affecting the hip, knee, or shoulder;
- Tendonitis affecting the achilles, golfers/tennis elbow, shoulder or rotator cuff; and
- Soft tissue injuries or spasms affecting the neck or back.
PRP is comprised of two elements:
- Plasma (the liquid portion of blood), and
- Platelet ( a component in blood that plays an important role in healing throughout the body and forming clots ).
Platelets contain growth factors that trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration. After the blood draw, the platelets and plasma become concentrated through the use of an FDA approved medical device, creating PRP. This PRP is then re-administered into targeted areas to stimulate tissue regeneration, increase collagen production, increase skin tightening and elasticity. PRP may be administered through a variety of modalities, including by injection.
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