WHAT IS PRP THERAPY?
Platelets are small solid components that are present in your blood. They help your blood clot, but they also contain many proteins called growth factors, which help promote cell growth and help injuries heal. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which contains many more platelets than blood usually has. This therapy allows doctors to isolate and increase growth factors in platelets and use it to treat specific area
WHICH CONDITIONS BENEFIT MOST FROM PRP THERAPY?
Chronic ligament and tendon sprains/strains that have failed other conservative treatment, including but not limited to:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Hip strains
- Knee sprains
- Patellar tendonitis
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendonitis & plantar fasciitis
- Knee, hip, and other joint osteoarthritis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction and pain
- Lumbar and cervical facet dysfunction and pain
WILL TREATMENT HELP ME AVOID SURGERY?
With any treatment option the outcome and sustained results are dependent on the extent of the injury. In the case of mild arthritis, therapy could potentially prevent the development of further degeneration. In advanced arthritic degeneration the goal would be to minimize pain and improve function. PRP therapy could highly increase the ability to avoid surgery such as joint replacements.
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