Posts Tagged: PRP injection

De Quervain’s Syndrome

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects two tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. These tendons are located in a narrow space, almost like a tunnel. When the tendons become inflamed, they rub against the sides of the “tunnel”, causing pain and swelling. Keep reading to find out the symptoms, diagnosis,… Read more »

Injection Therapies for Knee Osteoarthritis

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) PRP injections are a process where blood is drawn out of your arm in the office. We then centrifuge your blood in order to separate out the platelets from the rest of your blood cells. These platelets are then injected back into the knee joint. PRP injections tend to work as… Read more »

What are PRP Injections?

In the past, chronic tendon injuries, sprained knees and elbow pain was treated with rest, medications, ice, physical therapy and sometimes surgery. Now some physicians like Louisville orthopedic and sports medicine doctor Stacie Grossfeld MD are using a revolutionary and regenerative medicine called Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP. PRP injections are used to effectively treat injuries in… Read more »

Platelet Rich Plasma vs. Platelet Poor Plasma

Is platelet rich plasma (PRP) better than platelet poor plasma? Current orthopaedic uses of platelet rich plasma or PRP include three major areas: 1) Acute muscle/ tendon injuries, for example, hamstring tears, 2) Chronic tendinitis, for example, tennis elbow, and 3) Intraoperative augmentation, for example, rotator cuff repairs. There are numerous studies examining the effects of PRP but… Read more »

More Research on PRP Injection Reveals Positive Benefits for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Osteoarthritis is a very painful joint condition that affects an estimated 27 million adults in the U.S. According to the CDC, one in two Americans will experience some type of OA over the course of their life. It is the most common kind of arthritis. Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include weakness, pain, and an inability… Read more »