PRP Injection Therapy in Orange County


Overview

Published: 05/30/2017

by Dr. Matt Ahmadi D.P.M

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PRP Injection For Foot and Ankle

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) It has been used to treat tendon, ligament, cartilage and bone injuries, as well as arthritis. Around the foot and ankle PRP is used for treatment of tendon and ligament injuries such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon and ankle ligament injuries. PRP injection for foot and ankle is relatively new procedures but have proven to be an effective procedure for many patients suffering from foot and ankle injuries and/or pain.

Platelet Rich Plasma: Can It Have An Impact For Tendinosis And Plantar Fasciosis?
PRP is promoted as an ideal autologous biological blood-derived product, which can be exogenously applied to various tissues where it releases high concentrations of platelet derived growth factors that enhance wound healing, bone healing and also tendon healing. In addition PRP possesses antimicrobial properties that may contribute to the prevention of infections. When platelets become activated, growth factors are released and initiate the body’s natural healing response.

 

PRP injection for foot treatment

 

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

What are platelets?

Platelets are small cells in the blood that help form clots to stop bleeding.

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a patient’s own concentrated platelets. PRP contains a large number growth factors. These growth factors stimulate healing.
 
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What are the goals of a PRP injection?

PRP injection helps to aid the body’s natural healing of injuries. The goal is not only to relieve symptoms but to create actual healing. In some cases, PRP may reduce the need for medication and/or surgery.

When is a PRP injection helpful?

It has been used to treat tendon, ligament, cartilage and bone injuries, as well as arthritis. Around the foot and ankle PRP is used for treatment of tendon and ligament injuries such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon and ankle ligament injurie