PRP Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma)

PRP Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Are you suffering from sports injuries or nagging minor injuries such as tendinitis? Are your arthritic knees or hips stopping you from enjoying life fully? Have you tried everything, but nothing seems to bring relief or healing? If so, you may want to consider having a break through new medical procedure called PRP Therapy.

A PRP treatment is a regenerative procedure that leverages the healing power of your own blood cells to help you heal. PRP Therapy is simple, non-operative treatment that can be done in the comfort of your physician's office. PRP therapy may also be combined with stem cell therapy in certain cases. Learn about the differences between PRP Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy.

How Does It Work?

Platelets within your blood contain a matrix of growth factors and cytokines that improve healing. These substances within your very own blood platelets themselves provide a 'regenerative cascade' that helps stimulate the healing of and reduce inflammation in muscles, tissue and bone when injected into injured areas.

In a simple and painless procedure, your doctor will obtain blood from your system and then use a centrifuge to extract the healing PRP Plasma. The platelets are then 'concentrated' into a powerful healing syrum which your physician will then inject into the effected joint or tendon. The joint injections are done under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance to ensure precise placement into the affected joint. The platelet injections are painless and treatment can be completed in as little as one half hour.

What Injuries and Conditions Do PRP Treatments Help?

  • Tendonitis
  • Torn tendons
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone degeneration
  • Joint irritation
  • Tennis elbow
  • Arthritic knees and hips (not needing replacement)
  • Arthritic shoulders

From minor arthritis to sports injuries. Thousands of people across the country from weekend warriors to athletes have begun to enjoy the regenerative healing power of PRP therapy. PRP is now commonly used in treating sports injuries in professional athletes as you may have seen in international media coverage in USA Today, Sports Illustrated and CNN. In fact, according to the American Journal of Sports Medicine, PRP is "a promising, but not proven, treatment option for joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries".

* NOTE This therapy will not be as effective for severe arthritis or bone on bone issues. This procedure may be considered as an alternative to cortisone injections.

If you are interested in the regenerative and therapeutic benefits of PRP therapy we would be happy to offer a consultation to you. Insurance does not cover this procedure at this time.

Call Dr. Silverman at 954.545.0106 or click here.