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Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Individuals who endure chronic pain from joint pain, back pain, tendon injuries or osteoarthritis may finally get relief from a safe, non-surgical procedure. It's called Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, and it utilizes platelets from the patient's own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage. It has been successful in not only relieving the pain, but also in jumpstarting the healing process. Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is done in an exam room and takes less than an hour. The patient's blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the injured and or painful portion of the body with imaging guidance.
PRP therapy is advised for patients with osteoarthritis in the hip, knee, wrist, ankle or shoulder or chronic tendonitis. Spine issues and pain are also treated in this manner due to disk issues and or spinal osteoarthritis. Typically the patient has failed conservative treatment options such as rest, medication, and physical therapy.