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PRP Treatment can treat a range of sports and acute injuries resulting in joint, tendon and ligament pain. Many of these injuries involve microscopic tearing and formation of scar tissue. It is often difficult to heal them due to poor blood supply to these regions. With PRP treatment, this concentrated platelet injection enhances the nutrients and growth factors in the injured area to allow the body to heal it.

Research studies and clinical practice have shown PRP Treatment to be very effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives. PRP has been demonstrated to improve function and reduce pain in people who have tendonitis or chronic tendonitis conditions such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.

The treatment begins with a standard blood draw in the clinic from a patient’s own blood, which is then centrifuged to separate out platelets from red blood cells. Then the platelets are collected and injected into the desired site, based on the nature of the injury being treated. 

Common treatments we do at our clinic:

Orthopedics:

PRP could save those patients who need to do orthopedics from going under the knife. Current literature has exhibited that PRP injections are relatively safe and can potentially accelerate or augment the soft tissue healing process

Arthritis:

PRP is huge in arthritis, and one study shows that it could be more efficacious than HA, ozone, and corticosteroids in terms of pain relief and functional improvement at 3, 6 and 12 months follow-up. This justifies why some physicians are confident enough to use PRP injections as first-line treatments for all osteoarthritis cases.

Muscle, ligament and tendon regeneration:

Studies have shown that tendons are known to respond well to Platelet-Rich Plasma, and it also has a long history with tennis elbow and Rotator cuff injuries. PRP is also widely used to treat patellar tendonitis and Achilles tendonitis.

Plantar fasciitis:

Studies have shown that the PRP treatment showed significant improvement over the steroid group for plantar fasciitis. Not only is PRP safe, but that PRP treatment provides a longer-lasting solution than steroids.

Advantages:

  • Non-surgical, minimally invasive

  • Can be combined with laser or infra-red treatments

  • Effective for many of the most common sports injuries

  • Reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications

  • Very limited side effect. The blood comes from your own supply – eliminating any risks of mismatch, infection, contamination or other problems that might lead to rejections.

  • Concentrating platelets contain up to five times as many growth factors than is contained in normal whole blood, magnify the power of healing.

Contact Us

Our clinic is located at 1711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. Please call us at 604-670-0400 for a complementary consultation.

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