What are the Success Rates of Using Platelet-rich Plasma For Sports Injuries?

I just want to tell you a little more about PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) and what some of the success rates are. It varies to some extent by region. We get excellent results injecting tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, and mild osteoarthritis in the knees, but we’re also getting good results with the rotator cuff, carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as ankle sprains and Achilles tendonitis.

Some of the common misconceptions about PRP is can it fix everything? No, it doesn’t fix everything. For instance, if a person suffers an acute muscle tear, we have a short window of opportunity to get in there to inject some PRP. It would be within a window of about 7 to 14 days after the injury. If we’re too much earlier than 7 days, platelets don’t work very well because there’s too much inflammation going on. If we wait more than 14 days, there’s already too much remodeling and platelets don’t really have a chance to act. They can be useful in helping to speed up recovery, but it’s not true that they fix everything.

Learn more about our Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments for mild osteoarthritis, sports injuries, female and male enhancement, hair restoration and face rejuvenation please call the office today.

Dr. Grant Pagdin

Dr. Pagdin is a leading expert in regenerative medicine in Western Canada. Dr. Pagdin is board-certified with the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) and a Fellow of the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation. His primary interest is preventative and anti-aging medicine using stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments.

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