PRP & Regenerative Medicine
Disclaimer: This information is for patient education only. Any specific questions regarding care should be discussed with your orthopaedic doctor.
PRP & Regenerative Medicine Overview
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical treatment that uses a patient’s own blood to harness the body’s natural healing process. Platelets have large reservoirs of growth factors and signaling molecules used to promote tissue repair. In the office, blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates and concentrates the platelets and plasma. The PRP concentrate is precisely injected under ultrasound guidance into damaged tendons, joints, muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues to stimulate a healing cascade.
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Common Conditions for PRP & Regenerative Medicine
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis)
- Policeman’s Heel (Plantar Fasciitis)
- Gluteal Tendinosis/Tear (Hip Bursitis)
- Hip Labral Tear
- Jumper’s Knee (Patella Tendinosis)
- Achilles Tendinosis
- Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
- Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis)