Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an advanced treatment that boosts your body's natural regenerative capacity. It has helped many athletes and sportspersons return to their game after a potentially career-ending injury. Research studies suggest that platelet-rich plasma therapy can help accelerate the healing of musculoskeletal injuries for the right candidates.
The shoulder is one of the largest and most mobile joints in the body. The most common causes of shoulder pain are rotator cuff tears, shoulder tendinitis, and arthritis. We can treat these injuries conservatively with anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections, and physical therapy before surgical intervention.
PRP therapy can relieve pain, promote repair of tendons, and enhance blood flow, so nutrients are available for healing, and stem cells are encouraged to regenerate new healthy tissue.
The PRP solution is injected into the injured area using ultrasound guidance. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures. It is a high-spatial-resolution modality that provides greater, high-level detail of a design, often exceeding an MRI's benefits. Ultrasound can show pictures in real-time, like a movie, and therefore, can demonstrate abnormalities while the arm is in motion.
The reduction of inflammation, pain relief, repair, and increased collagen and cartilage is enhanced by blood flow and nutrients delivered to the stem cells to regenerate tissue. PRP restores healing mechanisms and assists in accelerating the repair of damaged tissue.
For more information on how biologics and PRP can help heal your shoulder injuries call (214)-750-4590 or visit www.kevinkrusemd.com.
Dr. Kevin Kruse is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic shoulder surgeon in North Texas. Dr. Kruse is committed to bringing the highest level of personalized orthopedic care, using advanced technology and biologics to treat shoulder injuries with optimal patient outcomes.