Modern Sports Medicine and Wellness uses nonsurgical orthobiologic treatments to help patients achieve their optimal level of health and function. Thanks to rapidly evolving and exciting advances in regenerative medicine, there is hope for reducing chronic pain.
Don't let pain and dysfunction caused by a musculoskeletal injury or overuse hinder your lifestyle. Pain is a symptom that should not be ignored. If conventional treatment methods have been unsuccessful, regenerative medicine treatments can provide the solution to help you move better and faster. By using ultrasound technology, Dr. Kephart, ensures that every procedure he performs is precise and accurate. Call our office to discover how to utilize your body’s natural healing abilities.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a powerful and natural therapy that is used to heal musculoskeletal tissue and preserve joints. Platelets contain an abundance of growth factors that help to decrease inflammation and develop new blood vessels to promote healing. When healing has stopped, PRP has been shown to initiate tissue repair and activate cells to heal. In addition, this advanced approach has been shown to normalize joint fluid which restores your body to a more youthful, less inflamed condition.
You may have sought out treatment for your pain and have been told steroids or surgery are your only options. This is not the case. With PRP therapy you can utilize your body’s own naturally occurring properties to bring healing straight to the source of your pain, tackling the underlying cause for lasting relief from damage and injury.
What Conditions are treated with PRP?
Once used primarily for elite and professional athletes, PRP can now help you regain movement to live a more full and active life. This procedure is an effective way of treating injuries and chronic pain problems such as:
- Rotator cuff tear
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Joint arthritis
- Labral tears
- Knee pain
Platelet Rich Plasma is a product derived from your own blood. Your blood is placed in a centrifuge separating the platelets from the other blood components. Individual treatment plans dictate the "cocktail" that will provide the most effective concentration of PRP to generate a strong healing response. The prepared PRP will be injected with ultrasound guidance delivering PRP to the exact location of injury, ensuring the best possible outcome.
It may take several weeks for the PRP injections to have an effect. The first few days are marked by increased pain and soreness, which subsides to a dull ache after 3-5 days.
This indicates the healing cascade is underway. You may need to limit your activities for a few days, but It is our goal for you to have your mobility restored as quickly and safely as possible.