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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

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Enhance your Healing!

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses a concentration of a your own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. The concentrated platelets are injected into the injured area.  PRP injections use each individual patient's own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

Ultrasound imaging or fluoroscopy is sometimes used to guide the injection.


Platelet-rich plasma has been found to significantly enhance the healing process.  PRP injections are used for shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tears, for Achilles tendon ruptures and for other soft-tissue injuries.  PRP has also been demonstrated to improve function and reduce pain in people who have tendonitis or chronic tendinosis conditions such as tennis elbow or golfer's elbow.

Wanda K.

headaches, left hip pain, & right shoulder pain

"I was having headaches almost daily, left hip pain and right shoulder pain. My headaches are gone and so is the pain in my hip and shoulder. I have more energy and I can enjoy walking and biking again. I can't thank Dr. Richey enough for all that she has done for me. This experience has been the best!"

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