PRP JOINT INJECTIONS

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your own blood which contains healing factors, called growth factors and stem cell stimulators. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. Platelets, once thought of being responsible only for clotting, have been scientifically proven to be a reservoir of these vital healing components. With advanced techniques we are able to concentrate these regenerative healing cells in a simple outpatient setting.

 

  • Minimally invasive

  • Minimal to no down time

  • Speeds up and promotes healing

  • Natural and organic, autologous from your own body

  • Less side effects when compared to steroid injections or surgery

What Conditions Can Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treat?
  • Shoulder pain due to Rotator Cuff tendonitis, Arthritis of the shoulder, and Labral tears

 

  • Elbow pain due to tendonitis (tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow)

 

  • Hand pain due to tendonitis or arthritis

 

  • Neck and Low back pain

 

  • Knee pain due to ligament injury, tendon injury or arthritis

 

  • Muscle strain and Trigger points

How do you make the Platelet Rich Plasma?

On the day of your appointment at our clinic, a small amount of your blood will be collected using sterile techniques (in the same way it is collected when you go for a routine blood test). You blood will be put into a special tube, and then placed in our FDA approved centrifuge (machine that spins blood very fast). The spinning process takes about 10 minutes. After we have finished spinning your blood, we will take the clear part of your blood (plasma), which has a concentration of platelets (healing cells), at least 6 x’s more than the body will normally have following an injury. This Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), is then injected under sterile technique into the area where you have an injury, arthritis, or pain.

When will I start to see results after my PRP injection?

Within 4-6 weeks you should have significant healing. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may need more than one treatment of PRP.

What are the side effects of a PRP injection?

You may experience: achiness or soreness to the injection site- which initially increases and can last several days, but gradually decreases with time, usually within 48-72 hours. Allergy to any of the substances utilized during the procedure, such as the anesthetic, antiseptic, or dressing (you will be asked about your allergy history before the procedure). Local Bruising.

We also specialize in stem cell treatments.