Research shows that PRP is one of the most effective treatments for chronic injuries. Numerous world-class athletes, including Rafael Nadal and Tiger Woods, find relief from painful sports injuries with PRP therapy.
Athletes use PRP to treat chronic tendon injuries in areas like elbows, knees, heels, and thighs. Patients suffering orthopedic pain and sports injuries can get the same relief with PRP treatments.
PRP is used to treat:
- Elbow injuries, such as tennis elbow
- Ligament and muscle injuries
- Shoulder injuries; repairs torn rotator cuffs
- Knee arthritis
An orthopedic PRP treatment session starts with drawing your blood in our facility. The centrifugal process to make PRP takes no more than 15 minutes. Then we inject the PRP into the damaged tendon or cartilage with the help of an ultrasound device. We recommend rest and about six weeks of physical therapy before re-evaluation. Many patients report a return to their normal, active routine within three months. Patients with more acute injuries may require additional treatment before experiencing positive outcomes.