Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is an “autologous blood therapy” that uses a patient’s own blood
components to stimulate a healing response in damaged tissues.
In response to an injury or tissue damage, your body naturally recruits platelets and white blood cells from the blood to initiate a healing response. By enhancing the body’s natural healing capacity, the treatment may lead to a more rapid, more efficient, and may lead to a more thorough restoration of the tissue to a more improved state.
- Patellar tendonitis/tendinosis
- Quadriceps muscle injuries
- Ligament sprains or tears
- Pyriformis syndrome
- Greater trochanteric Bursitis
- Ischial bursitis
- Hamstring tendonitis or tears
Shoulder and Arm Pain
- Rotator Cuff tendonitis, tendonopathy or partial tears
- Acromio-clavicular joint pain or arthritis
- Bicipital tendonitis
- Medial and Lateral epicondylitis (golfers & tennis elbow)
- Ulnar Collateral Ligament sprain or tear
Lower Leg and Foot
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Peroneal tendonitis
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendonitis or partial tears
Depending on the severity and duration of your injury, one to three PRP injections are suggested.
Following the initial treatment with PRP, a follow up visit occurs 2-3 weeks later. In general, chronic injuries require more than one injection. In both acute and chronic injuries, injections may be combined with an exercise or physical therapy program to enhance the success of the treatment.