PRP injections


Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections provide a concentration of platelet cells to an injured area where the platelets then work to heal local inflammation. These injections are prepared by spinning the patient’s blood in a centrifuge, which separates the platelets from the rest of the blood. This platelet-rich plasma is then reinjected into the patient at the pain site where it stimulates the body’s natural healing process. The patient may experience some local bruising and tenderness at the injection site for a few days following the procedure.PRP steps

Note that PRP injections are not recommended for patients who suffer from bleeding disorders, active infections, or  cancer. Patients who are taking anti-coagulation medications and, pregnant women should also avoid this treatment. PRP injections are used to treat tendon, ligament, muscle, and bone injuries; for example, it is used in the treatment of tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and rotator cuff injury.

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Our office offers PRP injections for sport and overuse injuries, joint, bursa and tendon pain, osteoarthritis, trochanteric bursitis, knee Bursitis, ischial tuberosity bursitis, achilles tendonitis, bicipital tendonitis, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, rotator cuff syndrome, trigger finger, knee ligament tendonitis, and tears, calcaneal spurs and plantar fasciitis, meniscal tears, Baker’s cysts, and lateral and medial epicondylitis.

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