At Florida Sports Injury and Orthopedic Institute, the doctors and surgeons
are studying regenerative medicine in order to bring the best treatments to
patients in a manner that is safe, effective and ethically responsible.
Orthopaedic Specialists Florida Sports Injury and Orthopedic Institute believe
that implementing PRP therapy as a viable procedure may: decrease the
progression of more serious injuries, decrease the overall time for healing,
and ultimately decrease the overall need for surgical intervention.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as PRP, and stem cell therapy are
often grouped together because they are two forms of regenerative medicine
that offer tremendous benefit in terms of sports medicine and joint chronic
pain treatment. Since they are often mentioned together, there is a common
misconception that PRP is the same as stem cell therapy.
Regenerative Medicine, especially PRP, has recently gained widespread
recognition in the sports world when Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu of the
Pittsburgh Steelers received PRP therapy prior to winning Super Bowl XLIII.
Other high profile athletes include Tiger Woods who received four treatments
following knee surgery and pitchers Takashi Saito and Bartolo Colon -- both
recent examples of PRP success in Major League Baseball. Kobe Bryant has used
it in the past also to rebound from sports injuries.
Unfortunately, there is no randomized, prospective, double-blind clinical
trial that documents the efficacy of regenerative medicine yet. For this
reason, most insurance companies will not support either treatment. Case
reports abound of successful PRP treatment of almost any malady.
What Is PRP?
When you injure a muscle or ligament, your platelets seep into the wound
during the bleeding that normally occurs. Then, they create a blood clot to
stop the bleeding and release growth factors to the area so your body will
begin to heal. The growth factors bring in cells and new blood vessels to
ensure the body can get more blood to the area.
During PRP therapy, our doctors take advantage of the body's natural
healing process and use the patient's own blood to heal them more
effectively. First, the doctors separate the platelets from the blood in a
centrifuge, which concentrates the platelets to three to five times their
normal concentration. Once separated, the platelets are re-injected into the
injured area of the patient's body. This releases higher concentrations of
growth factors to promote natural tissue healing.
Is PRP Right For Me?
PRP has produced remarkable results for many common injuries and conditions
- ACL sprains and tears
- Meniscus tears
- Articular cartilage injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Degenerative joint disease
- Labral tears
- Partial rotator cuff tears
- Pinched nerves
- Trigger fingers
- Rotator cuff tears
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- iliotibial band tendinitis (ITB Syndrome)
- ilio-psoas tendinitis
- greater trochanteric bursitis
- sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- patellar tendinitis
- partially torn or strained major knee ligaments (LCL/MCL)
- Achilles tendinitis
- peroneal tendinitis
- recurrent ankle sprains
to name a few....
To learn more about PRP and to determine if you are a candidate for either
treatment, contact us today. Chronic pain doesn't have to rule your life
Our cash price for one round of PRP is $750 per injection. If interested
please contact us at (352) 404-8956 or email us
and we will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have.