Platelet-rich plasma injections offer a promising solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally without subjecting the patient to significant risk. Dr. Odell became one of the first sports medicine doctors in the Midwest to begin offering platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP). PRP is an innovative treatment that uses a patient’s own “supercharged” blood to heal soft-tissue injuries. Dr. Odell performs this procedure the same way as conventional injections for arthritis, or injections for knee pain.
Physicians have successfully used PRP injections with professional athletes to treat acute injuries, but the therapy has only recently made its way into the chronic injury arena. Midwest Sports Medicine offers the therapy as an effective treatment for recreational athletes, people with chronic injury, arthritis sufferers and candidates for knee pain injection.
What are platelets?
Platelets are the first cells to arrive at the site of a new injury, and they are a rich source of growth factors necessary for tissue healing.… Read the rest