Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used since about 1987 to help promote healing in dental, orthopedic, and plastic surgery procedures. Over about the past 5 years, PRP has been recognized for its potential in treating both chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries involving tendons, ligaments, and muscles. This procedure is gaining wide media attention as it has been used in professional athletes in attempts to return them to competition as soon as possible.
The physicians at Sports Medicine Associates utilize PRP injections to treat the follow tendon, muscle and joint injury.
- tennis elbow
- golfer's elbow
- Achilles tendinitis
- plantar fasciitis
- patellar tendinitis (jumper's knee)
- rotator cuff tendinitis
- tendinopathies of the foot and ankle
- acute muscle pulls
- tendinopathies of the wrist
- mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee