|Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections|
Associated Physicians Group is proud to be the first in our area to offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections. Several impressive articles have been published highlighting many of the benefits of PRP.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP injections accelerate healing of tendon injuries and reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis naturally without subjecting patients to significant risk. PRP is all natural as it uses your own blood components to help heal your injured tissue. PRP is a cutting edge treatment in a newly developing health sector known as "Orthobiologics." The philosophy merges cutting edge medical technology with the body's natural healing capabilities.
How is PRP done?
Autologous Blood (your blood) is drawn into a test tube. The tube is placed in a specialized type of centrifuge that spins the blood down into a highly concentrated layer of "Platelet Rich Plasma". While the Centrifuge is spinning the clinician is imaging the area with "Diagnostic Ultrasound"(safe, painless, soft tissue imaging device) to identify the injured tissue. When the centrifuge has completed the concentrating process, this platelet rich layer of plasma is then extracted from the rest of the blood and injected directly into the damaged tissue under Ultrasound Guidance.
Where can PRP be used?
Most tendons, ligaments, joints and muscles in the body can be treated with PRP. This procedure is commonly performed to treat golfers and tennis elbow (lateral and/or medial epicondylitis). It is also commonly used to treat Rotator Cuff injuries of the shoulder, Osteoarthritis of the knee and "Plantar Fascitis" which is a painful condition in the sole of the foot and or heel. PRP is also commonly used to treat "Bursitis", "Achilles tendonitis" and certain types of back pain.
I think I may benefit from PRP, what now?
You can contact Associated Physicians Group through this website or call 1-866-363-8333. Ask to set up an appointment for a PRP consultation.
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