Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Joint Injections

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, sometimes called PRP therapy or autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) therapy, attempts to take advantage of the blood's natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or even bone.

PRP Joint Injections can be performed in muscles, tendons, and ligaments over the entire body, it has a wide range of uses. Some of the more common ones are:

  • Tennis elbow
  • ACL tears and other knee injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Achilles tendinitis and tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Quadriceps and hamstring tears

PRP Joint Injections have minimal side effects — as PRP stimulates and directs the body’s own natural healing function.

PRP can initiate a healing response and the first phase of healing involves inflammation. As a result, PRP may initially cause stiffness and mild swelling that can potentially last for up to one week. Anti-inflammatory medications are discouraged for up to two weeks after the procedure to allow for an adequate natural inflammatory response. Ice, acetaminophen (Tylenol), and prescribed pain medications can be used if necessary. Activity involving the injured body part as well as flying travel is discouraged during the first week for precautionary reasons. Physical therapy can begin one week after PRP joint treatment.

The majority of patients will require 1-3 sets of blood plasma treatment with each injection spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Depending on your injury, PRP joint treatment typically takes anywhere from weeks to months before there is an initial noticeable effect.

PREPARING FOR FIRST PRP

FINISHED PRP FOR INJECTIONS

FIRST SPIN

SECOND SPIN

Dr. Smith has made my knee pain disappear via PRP. Great application by a caring, friendly man. Staff nice also.

W.

Dear, Dear, Dr. Kevin Smith, I want to Thank You for caring. This is the first time in Four (4) long years with out a day of Pain.

Beverly

The Integrated Pain Specialists and Regenerative Medicine Staff are the finest to be found ANYWHERE! Highly recommend!!!

Greg M.

This place is so Good about taking care of my Pain Concerns. I have given their Name to many people. Everyone in the staff treats you well and with great care, both in office and on the phone. BEST Place to go for Pain.

Christine S.

How many sessions of PRP do I need?

Most patients will require 1-3 sets of PRP injections. Each set of treatments is spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

When should I call a doctor?

Recent advances in PRP technology have made it possible for Regenerative Medicine & Biologics Institute to promote healing, reduce inflammation and speed recovery without surgery. 

Without PRP, injured tissues are often unable to repair themselves because they lack adequate blood supply. By using PRP, RMB is able to provide the body with the enriched blood it would naturally produce to heal itself under normal circumstances. Don’t live with pain — contact us today.