Treatment for arthritis, painful joints, and tendons that won't heal.
When it comes to treating painful joints and tendons, experience matters. Andrew Pope, MD has been using ultrasound guided PRP to help patients for over 10 yrs and has successfully treated thousands of patients. When you decide to put your health into Dr Pope's hands, it immediately becomes his number one priority. He values the relationships formed with each patient, and he believes that goes a long way to ensuring the best outcomes.
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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Treatment
A safe and effective treatment for pain including joints, tendons, and other conditions
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma consists of two elements: plasma, or the liquid portion of blood, and platelets, a type of blood cell that plays an important role in healing throughout the body. Platelets are well-known for their clotting abilities, but they also contain growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing in the treated area. Platelet-rich plasma is simply blood that contains more platelets than normal.
To create platelet-rich plasma, clinicians take a blood sample from the patient and place it into a device called a centrifuge that rapidly spins the sample, separating out the other components of the blood from the platelets and concentrating them within the plasma.
PRP has been shown to be more effective, in a number of studies, at treating pain and promoting healing when compared with cortisone, hyaluronic acid, and NSAIDs.
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How is PRP used?
After creating platelet-rich plasma from a patient’s blood sample, that solution is injected into the target area(s), such as an injured knee or a tendon. In some cases, the clinician may use ultrasound to guide the injection. The idea is to increase the concentration of specific bioproteins or hormones, called growth factors, in a specific area to accelerate the healing process.
Studies show that the increased concentration of growth factors in platelet-rich plasma may stimulate or speed up the healing process, shortening healing time for injuries, decreasing pain and even encouraging hair growth.
What can PRP Treat?
PRP has been shown to be beneficial in treating acute and chronic injuries to joints, tendons, ligaments, nerves and more. It has also been shown to speed up recovery after surgeries to an affected area. Below is a partial list of common conditions we have successfully treated:
-Knee pain (arthrtis, meniscal injury, tendinitis, etc.)
-Hip pain (arthritis, trochanteric bursitis)
-SI pain (sacroiliitis)
-Shoulder Pain (tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, arthritis)
-Elbow pain (medial and lateral tendonitis, aka tennis elbow, arthritis)
-Wrist Pain (tendonitis and arthritis)
-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Thumb Pain (arthritis, tendonitis)
-Ankle pain (arthritis)
-Achilles Tendonitis and pain
-Plantar Fasciitis (acute and chronic)
-Trigger injections/muscle spasms
Dr Pope has been doing PRP for over a decade and has treated over 2500 patients. Experience matters and that he has in abundance.