Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Many famous athletes including golf great Tiger Woods, tennis star Rafael Nadal, Pittsburgh Steeler professional football player Hines Ward, Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees, and Kobe Bryant, of the LA Lakers have created a drumbeat of headlines about platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP. Other professional athletes have received PRP for various problems, such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries, which have previously been treated with medications, physical therapy, or even surgery.
But now, PRP is helping many athletes and everyday people who suffer from orthopedic conditions recovery sooner and avoid surgery. Plasma is obtained through a blood draw directly from you, the injured patient, utilizing the innovative Arthrex Angel system.TM Your platelets are then separated from your blood and injected into the area of injury to stimulate your body’s natural healing process. Common conditions that may benefit from PRP include overuse injuries such as tennis or golfer’s elbow and Achilles tendon tears, as well as traumatic injuries including rotator cuff tears and many more.
Though still in experimental stages, Dr. Jeffrey Carroll has successfully treated many patients with PRP therapy in our Clinton Township office. Would you like to know if you’re a candidate for this amazing natural therapy that has the ability to drastically reduce or eliminate pain and the need for invasive surgery? Call (586) 436-3785 or request an appointment online today.