• Left Double QuoteThanks a lot for getting my hip right. Looking forward to a full recovery and a great season.Thanks again for everything.Right Double Quote

    Corey WoottonChicago Bears and Detroit Lions

  • Left Double QuoteThank you for all that you have done for me and the team. My hip feels so much better, and because of you I'm pain free.Right Double Quote

    Sylvia Fowles WNBA Finals MVP, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist

  • Left Double QuoteThank you for all that you have done for me and the team. My hip feels so much better, and because of you I'm pain free.Right Double Quote

    Sylvia Fowles WNBA Finals MVP, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist

  • Left Double QuoteThank you for all that you have done for me and the team. My hip feels so much better, and because of you I'm pain free.Right Double Quote

    Sylvia Fowles WNBA Finals MVP, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injection of your own platelets and growth factors, similar to stem cell treatment, extracted from your blood. The blood draw and injection are done at the same office visit, an outpatient clinical procedure.

PRP has shown great promise in stimulating repair of body tissues including tendons, ligaments and cartilage.  PRP mimics the body's innate response to an injury by stimulating platelet activation. The activation of platelets plays a dynamic role in soft tissue healing. Research shows that PRP is superior to other injections in the treatment of osteoarthritis and healing of chronic tendinitis.

In osteoarthritis, PRP can enhance the body's normal healing response in an acute manner for a chronic condition. This can result in the development of new collagen, a benefit that other injections are unable to offer.

In tendinitis, the growth factors in PRP can signal the body to initiate a healing response in the local injected tissues. Healing is the first step in injured tissues regenerating their strength and function. It has been used extensively in professional athletes who seek hurried return to play. Star athlete success stories include: Kobe Bryant (NBA), Tiger Woods (PGA tour), Alex Rodriquez (MLB), Hines Ward (NFL) and Rafael Nadal (ATP).

If you have an injury or condition involving a tendon, ligament, joint or osteoarthritis, PRP may be a nonsurgical option for you.

Indications (including but not limited to):

  • Osteoarthritis (Intraarticular)
  • Tendinosis & Tendinitis

Process

  • 3 Injections spaced 1 week apart x 3 weeks
  • Can have injection series every 6 months
  • Day of Injection
    • Blood Draw
    • Centrifuge x 5 minutes
    • Ultrasound Guided Injection

PRP and Tendinitis

PRP and Hip Osteoarthritis

PRP versus Viscosupplementation in Osteoarthritis

PRP and Knee Arthritis

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America
  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons