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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

What is PRP?

PRP can be described as autologous blood, centrifuged to remove most red blood cells, with concentrations of platelets above baseline levels, which contains at least seven growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue and joints.

 

In short, blood is drawn, spun in a centrifuge, separated, activated and reinjected into a target area.  For maximum effect, there are additional refinements, some of which are referred to below.

 

Common Conditions Treated With PRP

  • Disorders of the shoulder including bursitis and rotator cuff tears
  • Disorders of the spine especially facet joints.
  • Mild to moderate degenerative arthritis of various joints.
  • Muscle tears, sprains, trigger points
  • Meniscus tears of the knee
  • Tendonitis of a variety of tendons including tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis, and heel spur syndrome

To learn more or to determine which treatment is best suited to your needs, please contact us.

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