Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Therapy
At Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics & Spine Specialists, we’re excited to offer cutting-edge regenerative medicine options including Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become one of the most effective ways to promote healing after surgery, sprain, tendon injury, or bone injury. At Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics & Spine Specialists, our doctors perform PRP treatments from the comfort of our office!
A medical professional will perform a simple blood draw and transfer it into a platelet concentration system device. A short, simple spin efficiently captures a majority of the platelets into a highly concentrated formula. With this technology, your doctor now has access to the hundreds of thousands of platelets and the growth factors they contain in a very small, rich volume. This is what is referred to as PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma.
The blood that runs throughout your body is known as whole blood. And, whole blood actually accounts for 7 to 8 percent of your total body weight. Another way to think of it is an average-sized man is carrying about 12 pints of blood in his body, while an average-sized woman possesses only about 9 pints. Another fact you might find helpful, the blood that is currently working its way through your circulatory system is a specialized body fluid and can be divided into 4 main components.
An easy way to think of plasma is “The stream in the bloodstream.” As if all the other components were rafts, plasma would be the river in which they are transported throughout the entire body. And oddly enough, plasma just so happens to be about 92% water.
Red Blood Cells (RBCs)
Sticking with the raft analogy, in the circulatory system, red blood cells simply carry oxygen to the body’s tissues when floating away from the lungs, and then loads up with carbon dioxide in their return trip to the lungs to be exhaled.
White Blood Cells (WBCs)
White Blood Cells can also be referred to as Leukocytes, a term you might hear during your conversation with your doctor. The primary function of white blood cells is to protect the body from infection and clean up debris.
Platelets are small fragments of cells, literally little tiny plates. They play a significant role in causing the blood to clot. They also contain what are called growth factors, which help regenerate new tissue. When these platelets become activated, growth factors are released.
Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP treatment offers a variety of benefits over other, more invasive treatment options. Because PRP is derived from the patient’s body, they usually react well to the treatments and have fewer risks for complications from donor tissues. Some of the benefits of PRP include
- Potential to speed up the healing process
- Uses your body’s natural growth channels to promote healing
- Made from a small blood sample from the patient’s body
- Usually administered via injection (minimally invasive)
What can PRP help with?
- Tendon Injuries (Patellar Tendonitis, Quad Tendon)
- Muscle injuries
- Ligament sprains or tears (MCL, LCL)
- Muscle pain or injury
- Pyriformis syndrome
- Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
- Tendon Injuries
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Hamstring tendonitis or tears
Shoulder and Arm Pain
- Rotator Cuff tendonitis, tendonopathy or partial tears
- Bicipital tendonitis
- Medial and Lateral epicondylitis (golfers & tennis elbow)
- Ulnar Collateral Ligament sprain or tear
Lower Leg and Foot Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Peroneal tendonitis
- Ankle sprains/ligament injury
- Achilles tendonitis or partial tears
PRP Treatment at Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics
At MKO, we use the most advanced and effective treatments at our disposal, and our providers are always looking for the best noninvasive procedures to help our patients. If you need treatment for an injury, our doctors can evaluate your condition to determine whether PRP is a good option for your situation. Give our office a call for more information or to schedule your appointment today.
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