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:

  1. Osteoarthritis affecting the hip, knee, or shoulder;
  2. Tendonitis affecting the achilles, golfers/tennis elbow, shoulder or rotator cuff; and
  3. Soft tissue injuries or spasms affecting the neck or back. 
Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories, avoiding steroid injections which can have deleterious effects on the body, and the ability to avoid major surgery by allowing the body to heal itself.

PRP is comprised of two elements:
  1. Plasma (the liquid portion of blood), and
  2. 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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