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N E W S L E T T E R OUR THERAPISTS LEARNING ABOUT NEW PROCEDURES THAT CAN HELP YOU PLATELET-RICH PLASMA THERAPY

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is the treatment of choice for many elite athletes to help them recover from injury. In 2013, Kobe Bryant traveled to Germany for this then innovative procedure for knee and Achilles’ tendon injuries. Stephen Curry had Platelet-Rich Plasma for a grade 1 MCL sprain during Game 4 of the team’s first-round series against the Houston Rockets in 2016. Now doctors are now using platelet-rich plasma therapy or PRP injections to promote healing in every day athletes and in older patients with chronic arthritis. Fast facts about platelet-rich plasma therapy: • Doctors use PRP to encourage healing and to reduce inflammation • A doctor doing a PRP injection will first draw blood from the person being treated. The blood is processed in a centrifuge to isolate the PRP and then injected into the affected area. • The costs for PRP injections is $700 per injection. It is currently not covered by

insurance. Many patients only need one injection. * Side effects can include mild pain for 1-2 days. • It can be injected in almost any joint or in an area of soft tissue injury. • How does it work? * Platelets contain substances that promote healing and attract stem cells to the area. This initiates the bodies healing response in the tissues and joints. •What are the benefits? * Faster healing times and reduced need for surgery and cortisone injections. It’s entirely natural and nothing is added to the PRP that is not already in your blood. ~ Article written by Dr. Edward Rubin

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