PRP (or Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections is a common form of pain reduction and injury recovery at DownTown Physicians in NYC. Our PRP specialist doctors have years of experience in extracting the blood from patients, separating the patient’s own blood to extract the plasma and platelets. They then inject this into the injured ligaments, joints, muscle, or body part to expedite the recovery process of the body. Although there is a long list of potential applications of PRP injections there are 3 of the most common ones performed at our clinic here in Manhattan.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting millions of people. There is a protective cartilage layer at the end of the bones that can wear down over time. It is most common in the knees, hips, spine, and hands, and when the cartilage thins and wears down it can be very painful anytime there is movement. By injecting Platelet Rich Plasma into the areas suffering from Osteoarthritis it can decrease the inflammation from the friction and pain. The most common joint we experience is the knees, and there have been continued beneficial treatments for our patients.
MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament)
The MCL is a ligament inside of the knee that prevents your knee from bending inward and connects the thigh to the lower leg. It is a common injury that occurs in competitive sports to athletes from any age range. Although quite painful they can heal over time in 2-3 months. When they don’t it is classified as chronic MCL pain and Platelet Rich Plasma can be especially useful for these cases. PRP injections can reliably reduce inflammation and swelling around the knees caused by chronic MCL pain.
Rotator Cuff Injuries and Meniscus Tears
Patients that have suffered from rotator cuff injuries or from meniscus tears can both benefit from PRP injections. Rotator Cuffs allow for a full range of movement in the shoulder and the meniscus is essential to proper knee function. Surgery is often required for major injuries in both locations and post-surgery is where PRP injections can really become useful. It can help the joints and body to heal in a quicker and more complete way.
PRP injections are able to reduce inflammation for a large number of injuries, To learn more about how PRP injections can help with your swelling contact us today!
Downtown Pain Physicians 80 Maiden Ln #905A New York, NY 10038 (212) 404-8070 https://www.downtownpainphysicians.com/