How does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy work?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is an effective treatment option for individuals suffering from chronic musculo-skeletal injuries when other conservative treatment options have failed, and for those individuals looking to avoid surgery. PRP is providing cutting edge treatment alternatives for complex orthopedic injuries and research shows PRP therapy is 500x more effective than other injection based options when it comes to healing and repairing damaged tissue.
What does this process consist of?
The process is done and starts with a simple blood sample from the patient, which is done in the office. The blood healing portion of the blood is located in the plasma and is spun in a machine in order to extract your healing blood plasma so that it can be re-introduced to the site of injury using computer guided ultrasound in order to ensure accuracy and effectiveness of the procedure. This healing matrix is then grafted onto the injured site aided by advanced computer-guided ultrasound imaging. The platelets activate the healing process
To ensure accuracy of the procedure the doctor will use ultrasound guided imaging in order to “Hit the bulls-eye” each time. Most Stem cell and PRP treatments consist of 1-3 treatments over the course of 4-6 weeks as well as physical therapy. At Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine, our team uses an interdisciplinary approach to get you back to living an active lifestyle.
Conditions treated with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
- Shoulder and Hip Labral Tears
- Acute and chronic Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Osteo-chondral defects to the knee
- Iliotibial band tendonitis
- Acute and chronic Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Jumper’s knee
For more information please feel free to contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators today at 908-754-1960 to make an appointment or contact us online.