A platelet-rich plasma treatment at Oconee Regenerative and Joint Institute is an injection that utilizes a concentration of platelets extracted from the patient’s own blood that helps increase the body’s healing process biologically.
PRP injections are often used to treat musculoskeletal issues as well as injured muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. The most promising results involve the treatment of Achilles tendinosis, tennis elbow and osteoarthritis of the knee. Side effects of the treatment are limited due to the use of the patient’s own blood, but anti-inflammatory medications should not be taken before or after the treatment.
PRP is an FDA-approved therapeutic injection process for the growth, repair, and rehabilitation of connective tissue, such as shoulders, knees, hips, neck, back, etc. PRP therapy aides the body’s natural healing process by delivering a higher concentration of platelets, directly into the area of need. Platelet Rich Plasma involves drawing a sample of your blood, which is then placed in a centrifuge to isolate the blood platelets. This Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is precisely injected back into the area in need of repair, enhancing the healing process. The process has been shown to be safe and effective in treating the following common conditions:
- Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Shoulder, Hip & Spine
- Rotator Cuff Strains & Tears
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
- Pelvic Pain & Instability
- Back & Neck Injuries / Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Tendonitis & Ligament Sprains
- Chronic Knee Pain
- Muscle Strains