One of the most amazing things about the human body is its ability to heal itself! Platelets are a particular type of blood cell that does the majority of healing when there are tissue tears and inflammation present.
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, Injections are 100% derived from your own blood that has been separated into platelet-filled plasma and red blood cells. Since this process removes cells and other material that are not needed for repairs, a concentrated dose of platelets remain to target injured tissues.
Under ultrasound guidance, platelet rich plasma is injected into the affected area with a high degree of accuracy. Recovery is generally complete within 2-6 week after injection; however, pain relief is often felt much sooner, and side effects are minimal to none. PRP has been used extensively in place of costly surgical procedures and ongoing pain medication.
What can Platelet Rich Plasma Injections treat?
Rotator Cuff Tears (partial)
Tendinitis – Achilles, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow
Do you have questions about PRP Injections? Please call Elevate Medical, 720.907.6767.