Snibbe Orthopedics Offering New Biologic Treatments

Posted on November 2nd, 2015   /   by Jennifer Cabrera

Platelet-rich-plasma is a new treatment option for a variety of injuries and orthopedic conditions.  Blood is made of RBC (Red Blood Cells), WBC (White Blood Cells), Plasma, and Platelets. Platelets, which are essential and responsible for blood clotting, have also been found, that when activated in the body, release healing proteins called growth factors. These growth factors are thought to accelerate tissue and wound healing. Therefore, after increasing the concentration of these platelets in a certain area (e.g. for tennis elbow), we are able to deliver a large amount of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery and reduce inflammation.

With the use of PRP and the technique of utilizing ultrasound guidance for injections, we are seeing improved results with much less post injection pain.

The process is simple:

 

  1. Your blood is drawn in the office
  2. It is put in a centrifuge and “spun down” to separate the platelet-rich-plasma from your blood
  3. The PRP is then injected into the area where you are having pain or where healing is necessary

Conditions Commonly Treated with PRP Injections

Shoulder:
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, Bursitis, Biceps Tendinitis, Arthritis

Wrist/Hand:
DeQuervaine’s Tenosynovitis, Arthritis, Wrist/Finger tendinitis, ligament tears

Elbow:
Lateral and Medial epicondylitis (Tennis & Golfer’s elbow)

Hip:
IIliotibial Band Tendinitis (ITB Syndrome), Psoas Tendinitis and bursitis, Trochanteric Bursitis, Hip labrum tears, Piriformis Syndrome, Osteoarthritis

Knee:
Patellar Tendinitis, Chondromalacia Patella, partially torn or strained ligaments of knee (ACL/LCL/MCL), Meniscus Tears, Osteoarthritis, Pes Bursitis

Ankle/Foot:
Achilles Tendinitis, Peroneal Tendinitis, Osteoarthritis, Recurrent ankle sprains, Ankle tendinitis

 

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us at ask@snibbeorthopedics.com.

 

Read more in the attached article from sportsmedicine UPDATE magazine.

 

 

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