PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is a remarkable regenerative medicine treatment. It harnesses the natural healing power from your own blood! Platelets are specialized cells found in the blood. They contain many natural growth factors and healing proteins. In fact, platelets are directly involved in starting the healing and repair process when you get an injury.
With PRP, we draw some blood in the office, just like having a standard blood test. Then, while you wait, we process your blood to extract and concentrate the platelets. We then inject the platelet concentrate directly in the damaged area(s). The platelets release their growth factors and the healing begins.
Because it uses your own blood, PRP is very safe. Conditions that can be treated effectively with PRP include: Rotator Cuff damage, Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow, Achilles Tendonitis & Plantar Fasciitis, joint pain and arthritis, neck and back pain (including disc problems), and most sprains and strains.
We began performing PRP treatments in 2007—the first in New England and among the very first in the entire country. Few practices have our level of skill and experience. PRP is one of the most exciting treatments that’s been developed for the treatment of sports injuries and painful musculoskeletal conditions. Professional and recreational athletes alike credit PRP treatment for enabling them to get back in the game, and patients with joint arthritis and chronic pain are experiencing less pain and greater function.
We work with patients throughout New England and the Northeast and beyond by using PRP as one of our treatments. Our doctors are experts at using these treatments and can get you relief from your sports injury fast.
PRP treatment works best for chronic ligament and tendon sprains/strains that have failed other conservative treatment, including:
PRP can be very helpful for many cases of osteoarthritis (the “wear & tear” kind). PRP can help stimulate a “smoothing over” of the roughened and arthritic cartilage, reducing the pain and disability of arthritis. This includes:
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(NOTE: All of our Stem Cell treatments are performed by our affiliate, the New England Stem Cell Institute.)