Who Can Benefit From PRP?
Anyone, from professional athletes to those who enjoy recreational activities or whose wounds are difficult to heal, can benefit from the healing effects of PRP. If you have been told you need surgery for your ailment, PRP may be a way to avoid costly surgery. Please discuss PRP as an option with your doctor to better understand its benefits and whether or not it is a viable option for you.
Patients may want to consider PRP therapy if they have been diagnosed with arthritis or an injury to a tendon or a ligament. The injury may be either recent or chronic. Common injuries include: tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, bursitis, rotator cuff tears, jumper’s knee, Achilles tendonitis, planar fasciitis and any ligament strain or sprain.
PRP offers an alternative treatment for those who do not wish to have surgery. An evaluation will determine if PRP is a treatment option for the patient.
While other treatments (such as cortisone injections) provide temporary relief, PRP therapy is designed to promote long term healing of the injury.
Patients usually begin a rehabilitation program following treatment to further promote healing. PRP therapy can accelerate healing of acute injuries, but chronic problems may require a longer recovery period.