Category Archives: Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelet-Rich Plasma for the Treatment of Epicondylitis

What is Epicondylitis?  Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.  Despite its name, athletes aren’t the only people who develop tennis elbow. People whose jobs feature the types of motions that can lead […]

What Medications Should Be Stopped Before Getting a PRP Injection?

What is PRP?  Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous blood product containing a patient’s own concentrated platelets in a small volume of plasma that is used for the treatment of a variety of tendinous and ligamentous injuries as well as augmentation of healing after surgical procedures. PRP exerts its effect on tissues through the release […]

Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma for Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction Erectile dysfunction (ED) is an inability to attain or maintain adequate penile erection for successful vaginal intercourse, leading to sexual and relationship dissatisfaction. To combat ED, various surgical and non-surgical approaches have been developed in the past to restore erectile functions. These therapeutic interventions exhibit significant impact in providing relief to patients; however, […]

The Use of Platelet-rich Plasma in Dentistry

The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) extends to more than just the general medical field. In dentistry is also an emerging field of medicine involving stem cell technology, tissue engineering, and dental science.  PRP is prepared from autologous plasma with concentrated platelets, because they contain more than 300 biologically active molecules that are released upon […]

Platelet Rich Plasma for Hip Bursitis

What is Hip Bursitis?  Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs, called bursae, that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near the joints. It occurs when the bursae become inflamed.  The most common locations are the shoulder, elbow, and hip. They are normally presented in joints that perform frequent repetitive movements.  […]

Platelet-rich Plasma in Sports Medicine

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy includes a group of autologous blood products that are obtained from the patient’s own blood and is administered locally to treat various musculoskeletal disorders. Basic science and clinical research on PRP have expanded in recent years, particularly regarding the use of PRP to treat athletic injuries. These therapies have also gained […]

Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder essentially triggered by the activation of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) which in turn triggers a series of inflammatory reactions leading to the disease process.  It is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just the joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of […]

Platelet-rich Plasma Injection for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction? Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for adult patients to see a physician in both an outpatient and emergency setting. In approximately 15-30% of low back pain presentations, the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is found to be the underlying etiology.  There are two sacroiliac joints in […]