Stem Cell Injections

PRP

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma (the liquid portion of our blood) with more platelets than what is typically found in blood, making it the perfect mixture/solution of concentrated platelets and is produced from the patient’s own blood. To develop this concentration, blood will first be drawn from the patient. Platelets are then separated from the blood cells during a process called centrifugation, which is then combined with remaining blood and carefully injected into the injured area or may also be used to improve healing after select surgeries.

Lab studies have shown the treatment with PRP can potentially speed up the healing process.  Many athletes, such as Tiger Wood, Rafael Nadal, several of the New York Giants and many other elite athletes have credited PRP with their being able to return more quickly to competitions and daily activities.

A variety of conditions may be treated with PRP including:

  • Chronic Tendon Injuries

    • Tennis Elbow

    • Jumpers knee

  • Acute ligament and muscle injuries

    • Rotator Cuff Tears

  • Knee Arthritis/cartilage regeneration

  • Immediately in the operating room during many surgeries to enhance healing.

Though the success of PRP is still under research, the risks associated are minimal. In rare cases, increased pain at the injection site may be noticed, but the incident of other problems has yet to arise.