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PRP in Orthopedics :
Non-Surgical Regenerative Therapy

When you are injured, your body automatically signals for help and calls your platelets, white blood cells, red blood cells and other components within your body to travel to the site of injury. Once there, these cells communicate with each other to release specific growth factors that initiate a healing process.


When used at the site of injury, the growth factors and other components in platelet rich plasma (PRP) have been clinically shown to potentially accelerate healing of injured or poorly healed tissue, thereby improving function and decreasing pain in patients of all ages and activity levels without surgery.

The number of injections will vary depending on the individual condition of each patient, but generally range anywhere from two to six injections done over time. Patients typically experience significant reduction in pain following the first or second injection. Typically speaking PRP injections are not painful, but the discomfort level will depend on the part of the body that is treated. Injections that go into the joint tend to produce minimal discomfort.

Conditions Treated With PRP Therapy

Here at A Healthier You Wellness Cenbter, we have seen that PRP injections are the most effective for the following conditions:

  • Lumbar spine disc pain

  • Rotator cuff injuries, including partial-thickness

  • Shoulder pain and instability

  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow

  • Hamstring and hip strains

  • Knee sprains and instability

  • Patellofemoral syndrome and patellar tendonitis

  • Ankle sprains

  • Achilles tendonitis & plantar fasciitis

  • Knee, hip, and other joint osteoarthritis

  • Nerve entrapment syndromes, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction and pain

  • Lumbar and cervical facet dysfunction and pain

Moreover, PRP can also be effective for many cases of osteoarthritis through stimulating healing of cartilage and cutting down on pain and disability. Types of osteoarthritis that can be treated by PRP include:

  • Knee arthritis

  • Hip joint arthritis

  • Shoulder arthritis

  • Ankle arthritis

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