When it comes to the treatment of both acute and chronic soft tissue injuries, platelet-rich plasma injection (PRP) is a therapeutic procedure that is non-surgical, acts to reduce pain and provide long-term relief.
- Long-term pain relief
- Quicker recovery time
- Improved function
- Improved healing potential
Common Areas of Treatment:
- Tendon or Ligament injury (tear, sprain)
- Muscle Strains
- Articular Cartilage Injury
Regenerative Orthopaedics uses cutting-edge technology to stimulate and accelerate the healing process. Depending on age, health and the severity of condition treatments may include; stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and other non-operative treatments.
These therapies are performed as a same day, office-based procedure and require minimal recovery time for patients. Although success may ultimately depend on the site and severity of the injury, improved pain and function can last for years.
PRP and Stem Cell Injections & Regenerative Therapy
While stem cells have the ability to differentiate and form brand new cells, platelets are a small fragment of blood cells, which help in clotting and enhance the healing process. The growth factors present in the platelets work to simulate those cells essential for a quicker recovery. An added benefit of PRP is that the patient faces less risk of infection or allergic reactions due to the procedure, as the injected platelets are of their own blood. This combined with the fact that the procedure itself is quick and does not require general anesthesia or a prolonged recovery makes it a viable option for situations where standard treatments have proven to be ineffective.
More About Platelets
Platelets are cells that clot blood and contain over 300 active growth factors. They also contain hormones that help to facilitate growth and healing. The process of extraction followed by centrifugation of the blood allows platelet-rich plasma to be separated from the original sample which is then injected into the site of the injury. For those patients whose tissues are aging and therefore have a slower or reduced ability to repair and regenerate, the growth factors in PRP can help to improve the body’s healing ability.
Make An Appointment
Dr. Neema Pourtaheri offers regenerative medicine using PRP and stem cell therapy for patients and PRP treatments are available through the Centers of Excellence from several SRO surgeons including Dr. Dominic Mintalucci and Dr. Kai-Uwe Mazur. To schedule an appointment call 707.546.1922.
Dr. Neema Pourtaheri is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty interest and fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Pourtheri practices general orthopaedics including arthroscopy, fracture care, joint replacement, and minimally invasive procedures. He offers Regenerative Medicine Therapy with PRP and stem cell injections. Read more …
Dominic J. Mintalucci, M.D. is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in Microsurgical, Hand and Upper Extremity surgery. He has also been trained in the most advanced surgeries including Tenex plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon, patellar tendon and elbow surgeries and he now offers patients Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for quicker healing and pain relief.
Dr. Kai-Uwe Mazur’s practice specializes in the treatment of common hand and upper-extremity disorders including complex acute trauma reconstruction, posttraumatic reconstruction, treatment of sports and degenerative disorders of the upper extremity, and complex wrist and elbow reconstruction. He also performs total elbow, thumb basilar joint, finger and wrist replacements and provides PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma injections) to patients. Read more …