Is PRP Therapy Approved for Athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympics?

Posted in: PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma, Sports Medicine - Feb 04, 2014 No Comments

  PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma injection therapy has received quite a bit of attention since its use by many professional athletes. Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Hines Ward, LaRon Landry, and many elite athletes have used PRP therapy for sports injuries, and to avoid surgery. However, how is this treatment viewed for those competing in the Olympics? More… Read More

PRP Injection Recovery Time

Posted in: PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma, Sports Medicine - Mar 19, 2012 12 Comments

PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma   PRP Most Common Questions: will prp help my condition?? what does the procedure involve? how long is recovery from a prp injection? This post will focus briefly on the typical recovery times we see in our office, and those quoted  in the scientific literature. PRP injection (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is a growing… Read More

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries

Posted in: Pediatric Orthopedic Issues, Sports Medicine - Feb 12, 2012 1 Comment

PRP and Elbow Ligament Injuries The ulnar collateral ligament is located on the inner side of your elbow. It is the ligament that is under the most strain during the pitching motion. As a result of this, many throwers suffer from injuries to their ulnar ( or medial) collateral ligament as a results of overuse.… Read More

What is PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma

Posted in: General FAQ, PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma, Sports Medicine - Jan 22, 2012 5 Comments

Many patient are battling severe pain due to arthritis or tendonitis, such as tennis elbow.   When non surgical treatments such as physical therapy, medications, moist heat and exercises do not minimize your pain — AND — you pain is significantly affecting your quality of life then many patients consider surgery.   Patients with arthritis… Read More

Tennis Elbow

Posted in: Sports Medicine, The Orthopedic Minute Video Blog - Jan 20, 2012 4 Comments

What is this burning pain on the side of my elbow? Probably Tennis Elbow … or Lateral Epicondylitis.   What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a very common condition which falls under the broad category of something we called tendinopathies. Simply stated, the tissues or tendons along the side of our… Read More