Platelet Rich Plasma injection is a technique which has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years. This procedure first gained popularity amongst top athletes who can't afford to suffer much downtime due to sprains and chronic Tendon pain
The process involves using the patients own plasma and is done in the office environment. Plasma, which contains, red blood cells, white blood cells and most importantly, platelets, is injected directly into the area that is being treated. The platelets are full of hundreds of proteins called "growth proteins" which are very important to the healing process.
The procedure,which again is done in office, involves blood drawn from the patient, then the blood is placed in a centrifuge which separates the plasma from the other elements of the blood. The plasma is then injected into the affected area. Epicondylitis, which is Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow are good examples of when this procedure could be utilized
Dr. David Bruce, Dr. Peter Lund and Dr. Jeremy Bruce all perform the PRP procedure at our offices