PRP orthopedic doctor provides treatment which is a biological boost to the healing process of soft tissue and joint injuries through PRP injections. PRP injections are the modern or the latest therapy or treatments for orthopedic injuries. PRP orthopedic doctor uses PRP in order to treat various injuries which include tennis elbow, Achilles pain, patellar tendonitis, and many more. PRP treatments are considered one of the most effective treatments by many.
What is PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a treatment used to treat some orthopedic conditions. Only certified PRP orthopedic doctor is actually trained in these procedures. PRP is the concentration of the platelet cells that are taken from the blood. These have excellent growth factors in them that are effective in healing processes of different chronic injuries.
How Platelet Rich Plasma is injected?
The PRP orthopedic doctor is equipped with the necessary skills, training, knowledge, and equipments regarding the process of PRP injections to patients. The PRP will be injected as soon as the platelets are separated. Some PRP orthopedic doctor will add some activating agent such as calcium chloride or thrombin but others will just inject the platelets alone. According to some studies, the tendons that are injected will actually activate PRP; this is the reason why activating agents are not necessary.
There is no scientific evidence that can justify a certain quantity of Platelet Rich Plasma or how many injections are needed. Majority of doctors usually perform 1-3 injections, however in some cases PRP injections are being given as series for several weeks.
Various studies and researches is conducted to know how effective Platelet Rich Plasma can be. However, these studies don’t clearly demonstrate if this treatment is much effective compared to other form of treatments. Anyone or any patient with tendonitis is qualified for PRP injections or treatments. However, patients who are taking medicines like blood thinners are not a good candidate for PRP injections.
It is essential to ask medical assistance or help from a PRP orthopedic doctor. They are capable of providing essential information regarding PRP treatments and injections. They know the different necessary factors about the PRP treatments in treating orthopedic conditions. M.Mike Malek, M.D. is highly equipped in this field and highly reliable in performing procedures related to PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma.