Chronic complex musculoskeletal injuries that are slow to heal, pose challenges to caregivers, and patients alike. To approach conditions such as these, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections which utilize platelets taken from the patient’s own blood, can help rebuild damaged tissue, ligaments, tendons or cartilage. Platelets normally circulate within the bloodstream and are responsible for blood clotting and initiating a healing response to acute injury.
PRP therapy allows us to harvest a patient’s own platelets and re-inject these into the site of the injury to initiate healing and improve function. PRP has been successful in not only relieving pain, but also in jump-starting the healing process. Patients report PRP injections can be effective for as long as 6-9 months, however, the range of time that a PRP treatment is effective is dependent on several factors.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections may address:
- Sports injuries/degenerative conditions involving the hand, elbow, foot and shoulder
- Ligament and tendon injuries
Schedule an appointment today to discuss this therapeutic option!