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PRP What Is It?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an exciting field of medicine that’s being used to treat several types of injuries and ailments. This noninvasive procedure can promote fasterhealing, reduce inflammation,and is increasinglyproviding treatment foravariety of conditions. What is PRP? A patient’s blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge that separates and increases the concentration of the platelets. Platelets contain proteins that aid the body in clotting. Specific growth factors that are released by the platelets are instrumental in promoting healing. Using ultrasound guidance, these platelets are then injected specifically into areas of the body that are affected. What Does PRP Treat? For several years physicians have been treating everything from tennis elbow and knee sprains to tendonitisand rotatorcuffstrainsusingPRP. Itsuses,however,areexpanding. It’s now used to slow down the progression of arthritis, during oral and plastic surgery, and may even encourage hair growth. Why is it Important? PRP is an important breakthrough because it provides excellent and consistent results, is relativelyquickandeasy,andusuallyprovidesnoside-effects.Thismakes itasuperior option to surgery and steroid injections. Another great aspect of this procedure is that it normally only takes about 15 to 20 minutes and requires basically no down-time.

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Meet Dr. Reza Dehdari

Dr. Reza Dehdari is a board certified Radiologist with

the platelets containing the growth and healing factors from the rest of the blood. The PRP is drawn and injected into the affected area using ultrasound guidance. Dr. Dehdari is now using PRP therapy for arthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder and ankle, rotator cuff strains and partial tears, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, sports injuries, knee sprains, ligament sprains, patellar tendonitis, achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. “Our joints, tendons and ligament have a poor blood supply and therefore, heal very slowly. PRP therapy circumvents this problem by delivering a concentrated amount of the healing factors into the injured area, greatly amplifying the healing process.” “What was once a treatment for elite athletes such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry and Alex Rodriguez, is now being used more and more by all people including young athletes with acute injuries, weekend warriors and the elderly suffering from joint pain. All of my procedures are performed under ultrasound guidance to ensure the PRP is delivered to affected area in order to obtain the best results for the patient.” The procedure lasts only 15-20 minutes with no side effects and almost no down time. Consistent excellent results combined with the lack of side effects has made this the treatment option of choice over steroids injections and surgery. As Dr. Dehdari says, “Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself, take advantage of it!” To learn more, visit:

subspecialty training in musculoskeletal radiology& musculoskeletal interventional procedures. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis & treatment of patients with arthritis & sport related injuries. Graduating top of his class and receiving the Magna Cum Laude award from U.C. Irvine, Dr. Dehdari obtained his medical doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine with a 4 year scholarship and also received the coveted Brightest and the Best honors award. He completed his radiology residency training at the University of Florida Jacksonville, one of the nations busiest academic hospitals and level 1 trauma centers. Dr. Dehdari completed an additional year of Musculoskeletal fellowship at U.C. Irvine/Long Beach Veteran Affairs, sub- specializing in Orthopedic MRI’s and performing a large number of imaging guided procedures in orthopedics and sports medicine. An avid surfer and runner, Dr. Dehdari is a strong believer of the body’s own natural healing abilities and noninvasive methods to relieve joint pain, heal injuries and slow down the progression of arthritis. In his Lake Forest clinic at The Advanced Healing Institute, Dr. Dehdari has become the leading expert using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries. In this procedure, a small amount of the patient’s own blood is drawn, just like any other lab test. The blood is than placed into a special centrifuge that separates

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