When a soft-tissue injury first occurs (which affects the ligaments, muscles, and tendons), platelet cells are delivered by the body to the site of injury. These platelets have growth and repair factors that stimulate healing and recruit stem cells to aid in the process.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections reinvigorate this natural healing, accelerating the body’s process by injecting a high concentration of platelets to the injured area. These injections often relieve pain and provider quicker healing. This treatment can even eliminate the need for surgery or shorten postsurgical recovery.
PRP injections have been known to be helpful with conditions such as osteoarthritis of the shoulder as well as injuries like rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, other forms of tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), and ligament sprains.
Performed by fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeon Gary M. Lourie, M.D., PRP injections at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia offer you a nonsurgical treatment option and healing aid that can help you recover faster and get you back to your active lifestyle without surgery.
Call (404) 255-0226 to see if you’re a candidate for PRP therapy or request an appointment online today.