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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Injuries to tendons are difficult and slow to heal due to the limited blood flow to tough, fibrous tendon tissue. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy provides a new way to treat tendon injuries. PRP injections can also be used for patients with osteoarthritis and other chronic conditions such as:

  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Acute muscle and ligament injuries
  • Cartilage degeneration

Using the patient’s own blood, our nonsurgical orthopedic specialists can provide ultrasound-guided injections of concentrated PRP to the injured area of the body to speed healing. Injections can be given in the following areas, including the:

  • Hip joint
  • Bicep tendon
  • Mid-foot
  • First metatarsal-phalangeal joint (foot/toes)
  • Subtalar joint (foot)
  • Elbow
  • Glenohumeral joint (shoulder)
  • Knee joint

Any patient with a tendon injury or arthritis who has not responded to other therapies may wish to consider PRP therapy because it offers a safe, minimally invasive and low-risk alternative to surgery.

Patients with metastatic disease or tumors (cancer), active infections, a low platelet count or who are pregnant and/or are breastfeeding should check with their doctor before undergoing PRP therapy.


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If your situation is an emergency, call 911.