PRP injections, or platelet rich plasma injections, offer patients with musculoskeletal injuries a non-surgical means of soft tissue repair. The platelets in the blood consist of growth factors and proteins that signal the regeneration of new cells for healing. By isolating the platelets in the patient’s own blood and injecting them into the site of injury, it is possible that PRP treatment can help sprains, strains, and tears heal more quickly and preclude the need for surgery.
Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine offers PRP injections for a variety of conditions involving the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and articular joint cartilage. Our Board-certified sports medicine specialist, Dr. Arnold Ramirez, may recommend platelet rich plasma therapy for the following injuries:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Meniscus injury
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Patellar tendonitis
In addition to PRP injections, our sports injury clinic offers a variety of other non-surgical sports medicine treatments such as physical therapy, ultrasound therapy, Hyaluronic acid injections, cortisone injections, and viscosupplementation from leading brands like Hyalgan, Supartz, Orthovisc, and synvisc.
Whether you have arthritis, are a professional athlete, or are simply an active individual who is experiencing signs of musculoskeletal stress, you should know that personalized, progressive patient care is within reach. Contact Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine today to learn more about non-surgical orthopaedic treatments like PRP injections, or our options for orthopaedic surgery, knee surgery, or shoulder surgery.