Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment used to promote healing in injured joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is frequently used in athletes and active individuals who wish to return to their sport or activity quickly. It may also be used in individuals who wish to avoid surgery, or augment their healing after surgery.
Stem cell therapy has found its use in many fields of medicine, with particular advantages in orthopedic injuries. Stem cells are found in various areas of the body and are often harvested from bone marrow, fat, or amniotic fluid.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. OA of the knee is a common problem and is often referred to as 'degenerative joint disease.' In order for joints to move smoothly, they must contain an adequate amount of cartilage and synovial fluid.
Ultrasound is a common imaging technique that employs high frequency sound waves to create images of the internal structures of the body. These images provide your healthcare provider valuable information which assists in diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of tendon, muscle and joint disorders.