Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy – PRP
While conventional methods for treating tendon injuries and osteoarthritis usually pose a risk for the patient, the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy method is a more effective alternative with no side effects. It is a development in a new field of medicine called Orthobiologics. The goal of PRP is to combine state of the art technology together with the body’s natural healing powers which results in an effective method of treatment.
Platelets resemble sponges when rested, and form branches when they are activated. It was originally thought that platelets caused blood clotting although recent discoveries have shown us that activating platelets causes a release of growth factors, a protein essential for the body to heal on its own. These growth factors have a number of functions in the body although their primary responsibility is to aid in wound and tissue healing. When the baseline concentration of platelets are increased, the amount of growth factors also increases significantly enough to result in accelerated tissue growth.
PRP therapy on its own or combined with stem cell therapy is being offered by the ASCAAC.
Arthritis, labrum tears, instability, rotator cuffs tendinitis or tear, impingement syndrome, bicipital tendinitis.
Arthritis and other wrist or finger tendinitis, ligament tears, finger dysfunctions, DeQuervaine’s Tenosynovitis.
Psoas Tendinitis and bursitis, Illiotiabial Band Tendinitis, Hip labrum tears, Piriformis syndrome, Arthritis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, and Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
Arthritis, Patellar instability, Patellar Tendinitis, Patellar Femoral Syndrome, Partially torn or strained major ligaments in the knee (ACL/LCL/MCL), Chrondromalacia patella, meniscus tears
Foot and ankle tendinitis, Achilles tendinitis, arthritis, peroneal tendinitis, and recurrent ankle sprains
Headaches caused by the neck, arthritis, and whiplash injuries
Scoliosis pain, rib problems, facet joint arthritis
Stem Cell Treatment or Therapy is intended as an improvement on ones condition. It is not a “cure all” or “miracle pill.” The doctors have performed hundreds of procedures with great results and results will vary according to each individual patient!