Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Many famous athletes have received Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for various injuries, and this form of treatment for injuries and arthritis has become increasingly popular in recent years. Used to treat sprains, strains and tendon injuries, PRP injections have been credited by some for helping them to recover from injuries faster.
Platelet-rich Plasma is plasmas with far more platelets than is typically found in blood. The concentration may be as much as 10 times greater (richer) than normal. Platelets contain hundreds of proteins (AKA growth factors) which are helpful, useful and necessary in healing injuries. Not everyone is a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma injections, but if you are a candidate, sports injury specialist and surgeon Dr. Kevin Nadel, may offer to treat your acute or chronic injury with this type of injection.
PRP injections have been particularly useful in treating athletes in the West Valley, suffering from tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries or inflammation of the patellar tendons. As such, many runners, ball players, skiers and other athletes have chosen to pursue injections of platelet-rich plasma.
Dr. Nadel will offer PRP injections only to those patients in good overall health, and who meet certain criteria. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nadel, the West Valley's premier Specialist in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy & Adult Reconstructive Surgery, General Orthopaedics and Fractures.