(PRLEAP.COM) LOUISVILLE, KY- (October 26, 2016) – Louisville sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections at her office in Louisville, Kentucky, in order to introduce patients to a new and innovative form of pain relief. Over the past several years, a number of research studies have validated the benefits of PRP injections as a treatment for a variety of different types of injuries.
Many famous athletes including Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriquez, Brian Urlacher, and Kobe Bryant have received these injections for various problems including: sprained knees, tennis elbow, hip pain, and shoulder injuries. Some athletes even credit Platelet Rich Plasma injections for helping them return to sport more quickly and effectively. Platelet activation plays a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing which is why PRP injections benefit athletes so much.
Platelet Rich Plasma or “PRP” is plasma in a person’s blood that contains more platelets than what is found in their normal blood. Platelets typically comprise roughly 10% of our blood. These additional platelets are pulled from the liquid part of our blood or plasma which transports platelets and red and white blood cells through the body. In order to prepare the injection, the physician begins by drawing the patient’s blood. Centrifugation is used to separate the blood platelets from the red and white blood cells. This enriched plasma is then combined with the remaining blood to be used as an injection. PRP injections are typically inserted directly into the injured area of the body through ultrasound guided techniques.
Learn more about PRP injections from Orthopaedic Specialists in our latest press release.