Platlet Rich Plasma injection, also known as PRP therapy, offers a promising solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries naturally without subjecting the patient to significant risk or surgery. PRP is an emerging treatment in a new health sector known as ”Orthobiologics.” The philosophy is to combine cutting edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Blood is made of RBC (Red Blood Cells), WBC (White Blood Cells), Plasma, and Platelets. In the last 20 years scientist have learned that when activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. There are many growth factors with varying responsibilities, however cumulatively they accelerate tissue and wound healing. Therefore, after increasing the baseline concentration of these platelets by separating the Platlet Rich Plasma from the rest of a patient's blood, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.
Many different conditions can be treated with Platlet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections.
In general, any tendonitis, tendonosis, or partial tendon tear has been shown to respond well to Platlet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection.
Achilles tendonitis, Biceps tendonitis, Iliotibial band tendonitis, Quadriceps tendonitis, Patellar tendonitis, Peroneal tendonitis and Posterior Tibial tendonitis as well as tennis elbow or golfer's elbow are among the most common.In some situations, it has been seen to shorten recovery time for acute injuries as well.
For more specific information about how PRP injections can help you, contact us or call 513-793-3933 to book an appointment with Dr. McConnell. Dr. McConnell is the physician that is currently administering the PRP injections for Reconstructive Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.