You may have heard of famous athletes, such as Tiger Woods and tennis star Rafael Nadal, having received PRP Therapy for sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries. Such conditions were so far treated with medications, physical therapy, or surgery. But now the body’s natural healing potential can be harnessed in treating them with PRP Therapy.
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is based on the fact that platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors that can aid healing of injuries. Here are the biggest advantages of PRP Therapy as explained by the leading orthopedic surgeon in Phoenix, Dr. Adam Farber.
POTENTIAL TO TREAT MULTIPLE CONDITIONS
PRP injections can be used to treat a variety of injuries to muscles and tendons, especially those failing to heal with typical conservative treatments. PRP injections have been used successfully in the following conditions:
• Patellar tendonitis/tendinosis
• Quadriceps muscle injuries
• Knee osteoarthritis
• Hip osteoarthritis
• Rotator Cuff tendonitis, tendonopathy or partial tears
• Biceps tendonitis
• Medial and Lateral epicondylitis of the elbow (golfers & tennis elbow)
• Ulnar Collateral Ligament sprain or tear
• Achilles tendonitis or partial tears
Since PRP Therapy uses the patient’s own blood, there is minimal risk of rejection or infection.
The PRP Therapy is an outpatient treatment. Patients can resume normal day to day activities soon after PRP Therapy injections.
To know more or to schedule an appointment with highly skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Adam Farber, call Phoenix Shoulder & Knee clinic at 480-219-3342 or visit http://www.phoenixshoulderandknee.com.