Regenerative Medicine

What is PRP?

More commonly known as Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy. Platelets are components of our own blood that have the ability to promote healing in an area of injury or pain. Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy, involves the injection of the patient’s own concentrated source of platelets in order to activate the regeneration of damaged tissue. PRP therapy does not involve surgery and is typically used to treat mild arthritis, muscle sprains, tears, ligament issues, and tendon issues.

High-level athletes have used PRP therapy for many years in order to accelerate healing when dealing with pain or injury. Recent advancements in the field of regenerative medicine have made it possible to offer these innovative procedures to all patients who are a good candidate.

How does

PRP TherapY Work?

The procedure begins by obtaining a small sample of the patient’s blood. The sample is then placed in a high-spinning centrifuge machine. The spinning separates the blood into different components. The components consist of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A concentrated source of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into and around the injured or damaged tissue. The concentrated source of platelets promotes the natural healing of damaged ligaments, cartilage, and tendons.

Additional injections (a series of 3 injections) may be needed in order to maximize tissue healing. The entire process takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities shortly after receiving the injection.

PRP therapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions and injuries associated with the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot. See more below.

Areas of Application

Hand & Wrist
  • Arthritis

  • Basal Joint Arthritis

  • Instability Issues

  • Trigger finger

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Trigger Finger

  • TFCC tears

Shoulder
  • Arthritis

  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy/tears

  • Labral Tear

  • AC Joint Separation

  • Recurrent Shoulder Dislocations

Elbow
  • Arthritis

  • Elbow Instability

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)

Hip
  • Arthritis

  • Avascular Necrosis

  • Osteonecrosis

  • Bursitis

  • Tendinopathy

  • Labral Tear

Knee
  • Arthritis

  • Bursitis

  • Baker’s Cyst

  • Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy

  • Knee Instability

  • Hamstring Tendinopathy

  • Patellofemoral Syndrome

  • Sprain

  • Meniscus Tear

Ankle & Foot
  • Ankle Arthritis

  • Ankle Instability

  • Ligament Sprain/Tear

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrom

  • Peroneal Tendon Tear

  • Subtalar Arthritis or Instability

  • Bunions

  • Plantar fasciitis