PRP for Tendons

 

Platelet rich plasma (abbreviated PRP) is a treatment used for a variety of common orthopedic conditions. PRP is a concentration of platelet cells taken from your blood, and these platelets have growth factors that may help in the healing process of chronic injuries. Growth factors are chemicals that signal the body to initiate a healing response. By injecting PRP into areas of an injury, the hope is to stimulate and optimize your body's ability to heal the chronic conditions.

 

 

PRP contains a high concentration of platelets, other blood cells important in healing, and growth factors.

 

PRP is Used for These Conditions

PRP has been used in operating rooms for several decades to help with wound healing, and to stimulate bone formation in spinal fusion surgery. Recently, PRP has been used in outpatient settings for treatment of common overuse conditions including:

 

Achilles Tendonitis

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Tennis Elbow, and

Patellar Tendonitis

 

Dr. Ismail Alhamrawy, MD

Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

 

Dr. Alhamrawy is board-certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Pain medicine . Dr. Alhamrawy’s educational background includes training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, SUNY at Stony Brook University in Long Island N.Y and Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Alhamrawy understands that every patient has different priorities, lifestyles and goals. The main goal of our practice is to enable our patients to restore function, relieve pain and renew hope.

Dr. Alhamrawy specializes in treatment of neck and back pain through the use of epidural, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, radio frequency ablation and discography.

ver. sep 2017