For patients struggling to find long-lasting pain relief from tendon disorders with traditional conservative therapies, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections offer an alternative treatment option that may help you postpone or avoid surgery.
A PRP injection falls in the category of regenerative medicine. It is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that works by taking the patient’s blood and spinning it down in a high-speed centrifuge to create a concentration of platelets and growth factors that, in theory, will help repair tissues or induce a healing response at the site of the injection. So, by injecting that concentration back into the inflamed tendon, we’re creating a healing-rich environment for the tendon to stimulate the healing process and to try to repair itself.
As an orthopedic surgeon specializing primarily in foot and ankle conditions, I have used PRP injections to treat tendonitis, tendinopathy and other tendon disorders. I provide more detail about PRP injections in the video below:
For patients with knee arthritis, learn more about how PRP injections could be a good treatment option:
To find out if regenerative medicine treatment options may be right for you, please make an appointment by calling 913-319-7600.
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