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The following is a non-exhaustive list of the problems our office commonly treats. If you do not see your problem on our list or if you have questions, please call our office to speak with a member of our staff. 

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​​Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

This minimally invasive treatment is used to treat a number of chronic problems, such as arthritis and and tendon injuries. It can also be used to treat acute sports related injuries such as muscle or ligament tears. This therapy can be used if you have previously failed other conservative measures such as anti-inflammatories, bracing, and physical therapy. 

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

  • Plasma is the liquid component of your blood. It is a yellowish fluid in which blood cells are suspended, and it makes up more than 50% of your total blood volume.
  • Platelets are small, round packets of chemicals that are suspended in the blood. Their primary function is to aid in clotting. They also contain growth factors that help with inflammation and the body’s natural healing process.
  • Platelet-rich plasma is obtained by separating the platelets from the red blood cells by spinning whole blood in a centrifuge. The centrifuge increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to 500% or more. This concentration is then injected into a damaged tendon/ligament.

How Can PRP Help You?

When PRP is injected into a damaged area it creates inflammation which, in turn, catalyzes the natural healing process (this may cause increased symptoms for a few weeks following the procedure). Eventually, new collagen develops, shrinks, and results in the overall tightening and strengthening of damaged tendons/ligaments.

When to Expect Relief?

PRP does not provide immediate relief; instead, it sets in motion repair mechanisms that do take some time. Pain relief starts to occur within three to four weeks after the procedure. Symptoms can continue to improve over a period of three to six months after the procedure. 

Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy

Amniotic stem cells are used for soft tissue injuries that are caused by trauma or overuse. Some common soft tissue injuries include, but are not limited to: tendon or ligament tears, muscle tears, tendinitis, or cartilage damage. Amniotic stem cell therapy is a good option for those that have failed other conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, oral or topical anti-inflammatories, bracing, and corticosteroid injections. 

What are Amniotic Stem Cells?  

Amniotic fluid contains many  products such as stem cells, proteins, growth factors, and cytokines that help our bodies enhance healing and restore function.  Studies have shown that these products are highly regenerative and can help reduce inflammation and scar tissue. During pregnancy amniotic fluid surrounds the fetus. Due to the discovery of amniotic fluid's healing properties, healthy consenting mothers can donate their amniotic fluid during scheduled Caesarean sections. The recovery of the fluid does not affect the baby or the delivery process and it is important to note these cells come from the amniotic sac and are not associated with the embryo. 

How Can Amniotic Stem Cells Help Me? 

Amniotic stem cells are safe to inject and are considered immunoprivileged, meaning they can be introduced to the system and not elicit an immune response. There is no risk of rejection upon injecting amniotic stem cells. The proteins, cytokines, and growth factors contained within the solution help to signal cells to target areas, help the site to heal, and help your own cells repair damaged tissue.