PRP injections, also known as platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, can promote the healing of damaged tendons, arthritic joints, muscles, and more by using your blood platelets; common treatment sites include the knee and shoulder.
What Are PRP Injections And The Benefits of PRP Orthopedic Injections
PRP injections are considered regenerative medicine therapy because of the ability to hasten the healing process by encouraging cell renewal. Platelets are cell fragments found in your blood—they are known to help heal injuries and for their many growth factors. PRP therapy uses a sample of your blood that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different types of blood cells. The platelet-rich portion is then extracted from the blood and is injected into the area that is being treated.
PRP therapy is non-operative and can be long-lasting compared with traditional pain injections. PRP injections can help patients avoid surgery to alleviate pain and heal an injury.
What Conditions Can Be Treated With PRP Injections For The Shoulder
Patients can receive PRP therapy for shoulder conditions. PRP injections can treat shoulder pain and are commonly used for patients experiencing shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tears, and arthritis.
PRP Injections For The Knee
PRP injections can treat knee conditions as well. Cartilage deficiencies within the knee, knee arthritis, a torn ACL, and a meniscus tear can benefit from the healing process of PRP therapy. Platelet rich plasma can ignite your body’s natural healing process to repair damaged, diminished, or torn structures of the knee. Overtime, damaged tissues are repaired and rebuilt, improving knee functionality and mobility.
Are PRP Injections Safe?
PRP injections are a safe and effective treatment option for knee and shoulder conditions. Since PRP therapy uses your own blood plasma, there is less of a possibility of getting an allergic reaction and having your body reject or react poorly to the injection.
Dr. Jacob Rozbruch and our staff welcome any questions you may have regarding PRP injections. Contact our office at 212-744-9857, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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