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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

We administer Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to areas of inflammation that has not been helped by other methods.

PRP currently is used as an alternative treatment method for several common orthopaedic-related sports medicine conditions, such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis and patellar tendonitis (Jumpers Knee). It is a process where a patients own blood is placed into a centrifuge that rotates at high speed causing the red blood cells to separate from the platelets (blood cells that release growth factors that help the body heal itself). The platelet-rich portion of the blood then is injected directly into the patients injured area. *

  • Early osteoarthritis
    PRP injections demonstrated more and longer efficacy than viscosupplementation injections, reducing pain, symptoms and recovering joint function in patients affected by severe knee diseases. *
  • Chronic tennis elbow
    PRP reduces pain and increases function significantly as a treatment for patients with chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) compared to corticosteroid injections. Read the abstract. *
  • Chronic Achilles tendonosis
    PRP can be effective in the treatment of severe cases of Achilles tendonosis that are resistant to traditional non-operative treatment. Read the abstract. *
  • Shoulder injury repair
    The use of platelet-rich fibrin matrix with an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair did not significantly affect pain management around the time of surgery or the clinical outcome. *

* Source – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – read entire article.

Listen to Dr. Emile P. Wakim talk about Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).

More Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Resources:

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Use Of Platelet-Rich Plasma In Orthopaedics

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Platelet-rich plasma: For now, more questions than answers