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PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

HEALING TENDONS WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA

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A Non-Surgical alternative to Surgery or Steroid Injections

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It is the use of one’s own plasma…containing platelets which is then injected into the painful, injured site of a tendon or Bursa. Platelets are selected because they form a fibrin clot containing growth factors that enhance tissue healing.

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Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets.

The concentrated platelets found in PRP include growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.

These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing and repair, promote development of new blood vessels, and help stimulate the wound healing process.

How does PRP work?

peak prp image01 e1433264452150 202x300 PRP   Platelet Rich PlasmaTo prepare PRP, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and separates the platelet rich plasma.

This increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to 500 percent which increases the healing capabilities of the damaged or weakened connective tissue that is being treated.

When PRP is injected into the damaged area, it stimulates the tendon or the ligament causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the collagen matures, it begins to strengthen the tendons or ligaments of the damaged area.

What can be treated?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has recently appeared as a new treatment for arthritis.

A Cornell University researcher recently showed that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can enhance the healing response and quality of repair at the cellular level in treatment of tendinitis.

Pierpont Family Medicine is not just a referral center. We constantly train to improve and expand our patient services. I am always amazed by how many times I hear from patients “I didn’t know you did that or I would have had you do that (procedure) here rather than travelling to the Specialist.” From time to time this site will be updated to illustrate our new and improved capabilities.

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Consider Our Latest State of The Art Therapy Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP):

PRP is used to heal chronically painful and weak tendon conditions such as: Tennis Elbow, Patella Tendonosis, Shoulder Bursitis, Achilles tendonosis or Faciitis . PRP is generally used in the same areas that steroids are typically used. In the past, if steroids and Physical Therapy failed to accomplish the desired healing, surgery was the only option. Now, we have a new, all-natural option – PRP. PRP is made from your own blood (Autologous). A small amount of your own blood (30 ML) is drawn with aseptic technique. This blood is processed in our state of the art Bioprp6 300x200 PRP   Platelet Rich Plasmamet centrifuge. The platelet rich portion is concentrated up to 580%. 3 ML of this concentrate is then injected into the site of desired healing. In addition
to clotting wounds, Platelets contains powerful growth and healing factors. The whole procedure takes less than 1 hour to accomplish. If you have had more than 2 steroid shots that have failed to address a chronic tendon problem please ask Dr Shreder to explain the potential benefits.

PRP injections can be performed in tendons and ligaments all over the body.

Sports injuries’ such as Tennis elbow, Bursitis, Golfer elbow and other tendinopathies may all be treated effectively with PRP.

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It’s called Platelet Rich Plasma therapy — or PRP.

Doctors spin some of a patient’s own blood, separating out the platelets. Normally, platelets help the blood to clot — but they also promote healing. With PRP, this concentration of platelets is injected directly into the injury.

Platelets are an amazing substance. They are packed full of growth factors, of healing factors, and when given into a specific area, you get a hyper-healing response.

PRP has been safely used for 20 years with no reported complications or safety issues.  Its origins lie in the dental field.  However it is being applied in numerous specialties to accelerate
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