Edward Rubin, M.D.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a regenerative technique whereby your body’s own healing substances are separated from your blood and injected back into your body at the point of the tissue damage causing you pain. Inside your platelets and plasma are chemicals that promote healing within your body. For instance, if you cut your arm, over the course of weeks your body will heal and repair the tissues.
A PRP injection is performed by drawing your own blood and then spinning it a centrifuge right in our office to separate out the platelets and the plasma. The PRP is then typically injected back into a joint in order to kick start the healing process and start joint regeneration and reduce pain.
Typically, patients begin to see improvement in 2-3 weeks. Additional treatments may be warranted, occasionally up to 3 total treatments. Relief can last upwards of 3 years and beyond in our experience.
See the video below for more detailed information.