The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. Based on this principle, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy or PRP therapy utilizes the patient’s own blood components to stimulate a healing response in damaged tissues.
Your blood is composed of plasma, Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells and Platelets. When there is an injury in the body, the platelets migrate to the site of injury to begin healing. Platelets release numerous growth factors and other proteins which assist with the healing process.
The PRP therapy uses injections of plasma, rich in platelets, to treat a variety of injuries to muscles and tendons, especially if fail to heal with conservative treatments.
PRP treatment at leading orthopedic clinics, such as Phoenix Shoulder and Knee, is used to effectively treat –
- 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
As more research with PRP is performed, it is likely that this list will expand to include numerous other orthopedic conditions.
To know more about PRP therapy in Phoenix, AZ, call Phoenix Shoulder and Knee clinic at 480-219-3342. Dr. Adam Farber is a Board certified, Fellowship trained and experienced knee surgeon in Phoenix who specializes in sports medicine. He has a particular interest in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, ankle and knee as well as regenerative medicine, such as PRP therapy.