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Platelet-Rich Plasma in Los Angeles


 

Blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets is known as platelet-rich plasma. The concentration of platelets contains human growth factors, used by physicians to help stimulate better healing and results as compared to traditional treatments for injuries in bones and soft tissue.

Platelet-Rich Plasma in Los Angeles

Sports fans following the careers and subsequent injuries of their favorite baseball or basketball players might recognize the term “PRP therapy,” as several professional athletes have used the therapy to help treat chronic and potentially career-ending injuries. New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is a recent example of a patient opting for platelet-rich plasma injections for a recurring knee injury.Expert orthopedic surgeon and ACL specialist Dr. Eric Millstein considers platelet-rich plasma in Los Angeles a valuable option for treating professional athletes and average patients who are faced with complicated or difficult to treat injuries that might not respond to traditional treatments or surgery.

Expert orthopedic surgeon and ACL specialist Dr. Eric Millstein considers platelet-rich plasma in Los Angeles a valuable option for treating professional athletes and average patients who are faced with complicated or difficult to treat injuries that might not respond to traditional treatments or surgery.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has thus far approved two methods for preparing platelet-rich plasma for therapeutic use in patients. The first step in either procedure is to collect blood from the patient, which is then run through a centrifuge in two stages to separate the necessary components.

Some applications for platelet-rich plasma include:

  • Nerve injury
  • Tendinitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cardiac muscle injury
  • Bone repair and regeneration
  • Plastic surgery
  • Oral surgery

PRP therapy is a fantastic treatment option for patients looking to relieve chronic joint and muscle pain. To learn more, please contact the expert staff at Millstein Orthopedics by calling (310) 595-1030.

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