PRP Injections (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP injections also known as platelet rich plasma injections are used for chronic conditions such as tendonitis.
In cases where an injured tendon fails to heal with recommended treatments such as physical therapy, Dr. Pajouh may perform a PRP injection to the chronically injured area. PRP injections may be an option to help with chronic conditions such as chronic tendonitis, as they may help reduce pain, improve range of motion and help repair damaged tissue. This is from the role that platelets play in the healing process during the acute inflammatory phase of bone and tissue healing. By helping release healing factors such as platelet derived growth factor, transforming growth factor beta, vascular endothelial growth factor and other. This helps create an acute inflammatory response similar to one's own body during an injury which can help stimulate repair of that area. PRP injections require a small amount of the patient's own blood which is spun down using a special machine using special techniques to get a concentrated amount of platelets typically 8-10 times greater than normal plasma. This is then injected to the injured area using proper technique by Dr. Pajouh. These injections are typically painful for 24-48 hours afterwards.