Pain causing conditions of the joints are often caused due to worn out or damaged tissues. The best solution to that would be to have new tissue replace it. Regenerative medicine, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment, offered by top Phoenix orthopedic surgeon at FXRX presents a low-risk treatment for tissue damage. The top orthopedic surgeon in Phoenix, Dr. Sumit Dewanjee, favors PRP for its potential to repair and regenerate damaged tissue compared to treatments that just suppress pain. PRP has shown great potential in the treatment of ligament injuries, tendinitis in the shoulder, elbow and Achilles, along with recent studies showing it may provide pain relief for moderate knee osteoarthritis.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is performed by Phoenix orthopedic surgeon in the office setting. It involves a simple blood draw of 30 and 60 ml. The platelet rich plasma is separated from the blood in a lab. The top orthopedic surgeon in Phoenix, Dr. Sumit Dewanjee then injects the platelet rich plasma into the painful area.
PRP therapy results in multiple studies have been very promising. A recent showed that patients with moderate knee arthritis were able to achieve substantial pain reduction and increases in functional activity, with MRIs showing no cartilage degradation in most patients. There have also been good outcomes in small studies for rotator cuff tendinitis, ligament injuries along with Achilles tendinitis. Leading orthopedic Surgeon in Phoenix, Dr. Dewanjee offers platelet rich plasma therapy for numerous musculoskeletal conditions including extremity arthritis, tendinitis in the rotator cuff along with the elbow and ankle, and for ligament injuries.
Another study that evaluated PRP injections for elbow epicondylitis showed that most patients could avoid surgery and achieve excellent pain relief.
Several professional sports leagues have approved of PRP therapy, including MLB, NBA and the NFL. The World Anti-Doping Agency has approved of it too.
PRP therapy is very low risk since it uses your own blood. Platelet rich plasma is good at recruiting your body’s own stem cells to assist with regenerating the damaged tissue. Phoenix orthopedic surgeons use PRP to treat joint pain or conditions such as Achilles, elbow or shoulder tendinitis to relieve your pain substantially. This treatment represents an extremely exciting option that is revolutionary in orthopedics, as it can repair and regenerate tissue as opposed to simply masking pain.
To understand if you are a good candidate for regenerative medicine, call the best Phoenix orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Dewanjee at 480-449-3979 or visit http://www.fxrxinc.com NOW.