Tissue Repair with Orthobiologics
Orthobiologics is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, refers to using patient’s own blood to help heal muscle, tendon, ligament and joint injuries. Blood is drawn from the patient’s vein (usually from the elbow), and then spun in a centrifuge to separate out the plasma, which contains the growth and healing factors, from the red blood cells. The plasma, which is rich in platelets, is then injected into the injured area. The injection is done under ultrasound guidance to ensure proper placement of the medication. Common injuries treated by PRP are: osteoarthritis, elbow UCL tear, tennis elbow, patella tendinitis (jumpers knee), Achilles tendinitis, and many others.
PRP treatments can help many patients delay or avoid surgery for their conditions. Currently, insurance companies consider these treatments to be experimental and therefore do not cover them. If you would like to find out more about whether PRP treatments are right for you, contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Harary.
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