PRP is a powerful form of regenerative injection therapy and is effective in over 90% of acute and chronic sports and accidental injuries. We have extensive experience treating injuries to the shoulders, hips and knees,including ACL and meniscus tears, rotator cuff tears, elbows sprains, wrists sprains and arthritis, hand and thumb pain, and injuries to the ankles and feet. We are experts in the treatment of TMJ, tennis elbow and chronic sprains and strains to the neck, ribs, low back, and sacroiliac spine.
PRP has the significant advantage over other potential therapies in that it is autologous, meaning that the cells used are harvested from the patient being treated. Within platelets are tiny alpha granules that release powerful cell-signaling molecules, including a multitude of tissue repair and growth stimulators, including transforming growth factor beta (TGF-B1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). As the concentration of platelets rises, the amount of growth factor increases linearly.
Use of PRP reactivates tissue repair cycles, promoting repair of both acute and chronic injuries, reducing pain and enhancing function. PRP also stimulates chondrocytes (cartilage) proliferation, repair and matrix biosynthesis. An average of 3-5 treatments are required, with treatments spaced from 2-6 weeks apart.
PRP has gained recognition as an accepted biologic tool in orthopedic regenerative medicine and gained notoriety due to its success in helping elite and professional athletes, including the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Spain’s tennis star Rafael Nadal, the 76ers’ Andrew Bynum, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hines Ward, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods, and many others. While platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may seem new to you, Dr Peterson has used PRP to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries for over 10 years. He has been instrumental in teaching PRP to physicians from every corner of North America.
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