USE YOUR OWN BODY TO HEAL THE PAIN
Regenerative medicine, a branch focused on harnessing the body's own power, has the potential to heal or replace tissues damaged by age, disease, or trauma thereby decreasing pain and increasing mobility. Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, a form of regenerative medicine, to our patients.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is used to treat many orthopaedic conditions including sport injuries. Platelets are small disc-shaped blood cells with granules containing clotting and growth factors which are released during the healing process.
Our doctors will first draw 10 ml of blood from the large vein in your elbow. The blood will be centrifuged or spun to separate the platelets from other blood components. The entire process takes about 10 minutes. The platelet rich portion of the blood is then extracted.
The injured part of the body is anesthetized with a local anesthetic and PRP is injected into the affected area under ultrasound guidance.