Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has been used for years by oral surgeons and plastic surgeons to enhance healing after doing bone grafts and face lifts. Now, experience is showing that Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) is phenomenally effective for healing injury to ligaments, tendons and joints.
Currently, medical treatment for joint pain and injury consists on one end of taking medicines for pain or on the other end, opting for surgery to resolve the problem. However, many patients do not want to take medicines for the rest of their life and many are not candidates for surgery or are not interested in having the surgery with all of the risk involved. This has created a large gap in treatment. PRP now fills that gap with a therapy that is safe and effective. It is all natural and uses the body's own healing mechanisms.
Elite athletes and professional sports stars have been using this technique for years to get back in the game quicker and avoid surgery. We now offer this treatment for all of our patients with joint pain or back pain. It can help with pain from sports injuries, overuse, osteoarthritis and aging.
When a joint is injured, the ligaments are stretched and do not heal back to their original length. This causes a laxity in the joint which creates an instability. This instability is responsible for the pain in the joint and other referred areas. The laxity also causes the muscles to work harder to stabilize the joint. This causes more pain and can fatigue the muscles causing them to spasm.
By injecting Platelet Rich Plasma in the ligaments, tendons, and joints, we muster the body's own mechanisms for healing to tighten the ligaments and create a stronger more stable joint. This, in turn, decreases the pain experienced at the joint and surrounding areas.
Dr. Aiello has now performed many 100's of PRP treatments since 2008. The results have been remarkable. It is truly helping the patient's body heal itself using intrinsic growth factors. It works for all joints including low back and all ages from 15 to over 80.
This is the same therapy that professional athletes, such as, football players and Tiger Woods are having performed on their injured joints. The goal is to help you heal yourself so that you will not need surgery.
We strive for pain RESOLUTION, not just pain management.
We are now using ultrasound to diagnose injuries and guide injections. More information on the ultrasound page.