“I’ve been using PRP since 2009 and have trusted it for my father-in-law’s knee and wife’s tennis elbow.” Dr. Goradia
What Are PRP Injections?
Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is an example of Orthobiologics. While PRP has been used for many years, recent advances in technology allow the physician to customize the injections for individual patients. The idea is to use your body’s own healing mechanisms to accelerate healing and offer solutions to pain relief.
Platelets are types of cells within blood that contain growth and healing factors. When concentrated and injected, these platelets release the growth factors into the area of damage which promotes healing. The need for surgery is often greatly reduced when injuries are treated with orthobiologics before the damage progresses. The real goal of orthobiologics is to trigger the body into healing itself.
While orthopedic surgeons by nature want to perform surgery, Dr. Goradia is not only a skilled surgeon but offers PRP as an alternative to surgery for many conditions. His team’s goal is to always provide individualized solutions for each patient.
The PRP Procedure
The procedure is performed in the G2 office by Dr. Goradia, with very little discomfort to the patient.
- We draw small amount of your blood and spin it in the proprietary FDA approved Autologous Conditioned Plasma System
- This produces a concentrated solution of platelets which contain growth factors
- When injected in areas of damaged tissue, PRP accelerates tissue repair and regeneration
- Fat stem cells from your body can be combined with PRP to further improve healing
TheAutologous Conditioned Plasma System is a proprietary system used to concentrate blood. It allows customization of platelet and white blood cell concentrations which is not possible with most other systems.
Non-surgical PRP Injections Can Treat
- Tendonitis such as tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, rotator cuff and others
- Muscle strains (i.e. pulled muscles) such as hamstring or groin pull
- Ligament sprains such as knee ACL or MCL sprain or an ankle sprain
- Hip and shoulder labral injuries
Dr. Goradia explains how advances in advances in orthopedics including PRP injections, stem cells and orthobiologics are helping shoulder injuries.
Surgical Treatment Options
During surgery PRP or BMC injected to stimulate healing and has been shown to decreases swelling, pain and risk of infection for conditions including:
- ACL repair or ACL Reconstruction
- Meniscus repair
- Rotator cuff repair
- Labral repair
What To Expect With PRP
Non-surgical conditions are expected to heal and reduce symptoms by 75% within 8 weeks. Those with less severe tissue damage will heal faster. For patients that do not experience a 75% improvement at 8 weeks may require a second injection to reactivate the healing response.
Based on the degree of swelling and other findings after surgery, a second injection of PRP may be recommended in the office within 6 weeks.
Am I a candidate for platelet rich plasma injections?
If you have one of the Treatment Conditions listed above, you may be a candidate. Contact us for a consultation with Dr. Goradia.
Why G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine?
Whether working with recreational athletes, injured workers, or any other individuals, Dr. Goradia provides each patient with the quality of care given to professional athletes.
Dr. Goradia is a leading knee and shoulder specialist and one of the first U.S. orthopedic surgeons to be certified in sports medicine as a subspecialty.
When you come to Dr. Goradia you don’t get shuffled among various doctors or PA’s. You are personally treated by Dr. Goradia whose expertise and orthopedic success is extensive.