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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

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Used Primarily for Chronic Conditions

Should I Have platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Treatment?

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


Team of Professionals

Our distinguished team of Physicians and Specialists are highly trained and experienced in all the latest musculoskeletal surgical and nonsurgical options in every orthopedic subspecialty.

Paul E. Wakim D.O., F.A.A.O.O.S.
Orthopedic Surgeon, QME

Emile P. Wakim, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, QME

Robert C. Ahearn M.D., FACS
Orthopedic Surgeon,

Kelsey Peterson, JR., M.D Orthopedic Surgeon

Kelsey Peterson, JR., M.D
Orthopedic Surgeon