HIP & SHOULDER

Did you know…Surgery may not be the only solution for hip and shoulder conditions.  PRP and/or stem cell therapies may alleviate hip and shoulder pain caused by a range of conditions, such as osteo-arthritis, degenerative joint disease, bursitis, labral tears, rotator cuff injuries, and tendon and ligament pain.  PRP may also be used during surgery to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction. 

Is PRP right for me?

Those who suffer from hip or shoulder injuries or degeneration struggle daily with debilitating and sometimes immobilizing pain. Conventional, conservative treatment methods may include corticosteroid injections, physical therapy sessions and, potentially, surgery. When caught early, patients may be treated with HA injections or other forms of visco-supplementation for their joints. In later stages, as cartilage degenerates further, patients often have joint arthroscopy procedures to clean out the joint and repair and remove damaged tissues. In further advanced stages of degeneration, patients undergo total joint replacement surgery.

PRP and/or stem cell therapy may provide another option for affordable, minimally invasive treatment of any of the following:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Labral tears
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendon and/or ligament pain

Ask your doctor if PRP or stem cell therapy may help to relieve your joint pain and get you back to doing what you love.

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How does PRP work?

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is an autologous blood therapy that uses a patient’s own blood to stimulate a healing response in damaged tissues. The body’s normal healing processes are dependent upon blood flow. Whether an open cut or a micro tear in a tendon, the body signals for and recruits platelets to the area of injury, releasing growth factors and stem cells to initiate healing and regeneration.

Today’s technology allows us to sequester and concentrate platelets from your blood and initiate that same healing process, in an accelerated fashion, by increasing the baseline concentration of platelets by four to seven times. PRP delivers a powerful dose of growth factors to the injury site and dramatically enhances the healing process.

If surgery is required, PRP can be used to:

  • Reduce inflammation and bruising
  • Increase range of motion
  • Reduce risk of infection
  • Reduce scarring

Want To Know Your Options?

PRP in rotator cuff surgery

The addition of PRP to large or massive rotator cuff repairs may improve structural outcomes. Various delivery/application modalities may help to ensure and enhance the desired outcomes of rotator cuff repair surgery. Ask your surgeon about PRP as an adjunct to your upcoming procedure.

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