PRP Therapy for Tendon Micro Tears
Tendon sprains and tears are some of the most common injuries among athletes and physical laborers. This is mainly caused by repetitive, strenuous movements (think sprinting, throwing, lifting, etc). Tendons and ligaments have virtually no exposure to a blood supply and often do not fully heal from the original injury, instead, healing just enough to restore basic function. Repetitive, weight-bearing activities or sudden trauma create micro-tears to tendons and ligaments. These micro-tears compromise the structural integrity of the tendon, making it more prone to a complete tear.
Sports Medicine Specialists
The team of experts at the Specialized Rehabilitation Physicians Group has years of expertise in diagnosing musculoskeletal injuries. Our team helps patients avoid expensive and risky surgeries by offering non-invasive regenerative therapy to help rebuild and replace damaged cell tissue. Don’t let an injury affect your quality of life!
What is PRP and How can it Help?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative medicine that is derived from your own blood. The process involves extracting a blood sample and placing it in a centrifuge to be concentrated and to isolate plasma, rich in platelets and growth factors, from the red and white blood cells. Using ultrasound guidance tools, the concentrated plasma is then injected into injury sites and problematic areas, where it can initiate the repair and regeneration of damaged or dying cells.
PRP utilizes the body’s natural regenerative mechanisms and makes them more efficient and precise by introducing concentrated doses, directly into injury sites. The concentrated plasma is packed with growth factors and anti-inflammatory properties that help initiate and sustain a healthy recovery phase.
PRP for Tendon Therapy
Tendons are notorious for healing partially or not at all, as they are often located in avascular regions. This means that they receive little-to-no blood flow and aren’t naturally exposed to the regenerative properties carried through your circulatory system.
This results in partial recovery, where a portion of the tendon will heal to restore basic function but remain structurally compromised and highly prone to reinjury when subjected to force or impact.
PRP therapy offers a solution to this problem. Using ultrasound guidance, physicians can access the tendon tear at the source, as well as the hard-to-reach avascular region, and inject PRP directly. This allows for a more comprehensive and complete recovery process. The anti-inflammatory properties and regenerative growth factors begin the process of recovery almost immediately and will continue as long as you remain on PRP therapy.
Treating Orthopedic Conditions and Injuries with PRP
Platelet Rich Plasma injections help regenerate all areas of the body. This includes the following:
- Middle and lower spine
- Wrists and Elbows
Our clinic treats patients with sports injuries, arthritic and degenerative joints, and degenerative disc disease. More specific injuries including
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- ACL tears
- Shin splints
- Shoulder and rotator cuff tears
- Plantar fasciitis
PRP Therapy for Tendon Micro Tears in Clermont, Florida
If you are experiencing muscular pain or suffering from a persistent injury, reach out to the experts at the Specialized Rehabilitation Physicians Group to find relief. We specialize in non-surgical, regenerative methods of rehabilitation. Let us help relieve your pain and restore your quality of life! Call our offices to speak with a representative from our team or schedule an appointment online today!