PRP Therapy Los Angeles
PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints. Conditions aided by PRP include plantar fasciitis, meniscus tears, osteoarthritis of the spine, hip and knee, ligament sprains, and rotator cuff tears.
This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient’s own blood. This means the treatment has exceptionally low risk. Where there are tendon injuries, blood supply is short. PRP is used to give the injured area a boost so that the injury can heal quickly and completely.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Procedure
The PRP process begins by taking a small sample of the patient’s blood (about 60ml). It’s very similar to having a routine blood test performed at your doctor’s clinic. The blood is collected and placed into a centrifuge where your blood is spun for 14 minutes. When the centrifuge has stopped spinning, your blood components are separated into its primary components – platelets and white blood cells, plasma and red blood cells.
A portion of the plasma is removed, which is the layer that is rich in concentrated platelets. The patient’s concentrated platelets are mixed with the remaining plasma to form a concentrated solution. This platelet-rich solution is then injected into and around the injured tissues.
The concentrated platelets release many growth factors that promote a natural immune response. Macrophages – specialized white blood cells – rush in to remove damaged cells and prepare the tissue for healing. Stem cells and other cells multiply, repair and rebuild the damaged tissue. This accelerated healing response reduces pain, promotes increased strength and improves joint function.
Outcomes of PRP Therapy
Two recent studies were published showing the benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy. The Hospital for Special Surgery completed a study last year evaluating the benefits of PRP for knee arthritis. The outcomes were impressive, with significant pain relief and cartilage preservation when PRP was used for moderate knee osteoarthritis.
Another study last year out of South Florida evaluated PRP therapy for tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) when other treatments had failed. Over 25 of the 30 participants were able to avoid the need for surgery, which was remarkable.
So for both joint arthritis and for soft tissue inflammatory conditions, PRP therapy is showing beneficial outcomes. And the procedure itself has very, very low risk.
Beverly Hill Orthopedic Institute of Cellular Therapy offers platelet rich plasma therapy for both degenerative conditions and soft tissue inflammation with Dr. Raj. Dr. Raj is a World Renowned, Board Certified and Fellowship Trained orthopedic doctor in Beverly Hills. He is highly skilled in both nonoperative and operative management of joint and soft tissue painful conditions.
Call the Institute today at (424) 253-5577 for more information and scheduling!