Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP is a procedure where we use part of your blood and injected into a damaged area to accelerate the healing process. An Autologous Platelet Concentrate (APC) is made from a sample of your own blood. The platelets, proteins and white blood cells are isolated. This concentrate is injected into the injured area. The use of APC is new in the United States for muscluoskeletal injuries. It has been used in the US in dentistry, and surgery. In Europe they have been using APC in outpatient sports and pain medicine with impressive results.
Bioactive proteins replace, repair, and regenerate tissue. These proteins are natural components found in the body and are considered by many to be a "new frontier" of clinical treatment.
The bioactive proteins carried by platelets are already being used successfully for hemostasis, wound sealing, and wound healing in surgical disciplines such as: oral and maxillofacial, orthopedic, neurology, otolaryngology, cardiovascular, vascular, general, plastic and reconstructive, non-healing wounds, and pediatrics.
The concentrated platelets and white blood cells found in APC contain the bioactive proteins vital for initiating and accelerating tissue repair and regeneration.
Fluoroscopy guided injections. Used for joint injections where confirmation of needle placement is needed to obtain optimal benefit. These include the sacroiliac Joint, which is often confused with Lumbar spine pain or found in conjunction with lumbar spine pain.
Joint injections to confirm intra-articular placement of the injection. Hip and shoulder are common areas of osteoarthritis that can benefit from steroid injections under fluoroscopy and viscosupplementation. Viscosupplementation injections into the hip and shoulder are both pending FDA approval. Where appropriate, these injections can be done in the ankle, foot, wrist and hand.