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PRP Therapy Specialist

Able Orthopedic and Sports Medicine -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Able Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons & General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine located in Queens, Forest Hills, NY

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is the most advanced regenerative treatment to help promote healing and relieve inflammation. The team of board-certified orthopedists at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine in Forest Hills, New York, provide personalized PRP therapy plans for a host of injuries and chronic conditions. Learn more by scheduling an evaluation through the online scheduler or by calling to speak with a team member directly.

PRP therapy Q & A

Why do I need PRP therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is ideal for helping you heal and recover from pain-causing conditions. Your orthopedic surgeon may recommend this regenerative treatment if you have:

  • Arthritis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Sprains or strains 
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Chronic tendon issues, as with Achilles tendonitis 

PRP therapy may even be a beneficial solution after orthopedic surgery to help you heal quickly. 

How does PRP therapy work?

PRP therapy is effective healing and a reduction in inflammation. But each type of therapy offered at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine works a little differently. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

PRP therapy begins with a simple blood draw from your arm, much like what you’d experience at the lab. Your doctor processes your blood sample in an in-office centrifuge, a machine that spins your blood and separates platelets.

Attached to these platelets are growth factors, which are specialized proteins that heal wounds and build up new tissues when you have an injury. When this rich concentration of platelets and growth factors is injected into damaged areas, it begins a natural cascade of healing events from your very own cells. 

 

When will I have results with PRP therapy?

Because PRP therapy are regenerative solutions that help your body repair and rebuild, optimal results can take time. The expert orthopedists at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine find that in some cases, PRP can lead to some initial inflammation and even swelling, which can last for up to a couple of weeks. 

These minor side effects often occur because of irritation from the needle, as well as increased blood flow to the area that helps with tissue healing. Generally, by about 3-4 weeks after your PRP therapy session, you should start noticing an improvement in your pain and related symptoms. 

It can take several months and possibly more than one regenerative treatment session to experience the full benefits of PRP therapy. But the team at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine is dedicated to personalizing your treatment plan to you, so you experience results. 

Find out if PRP therapy is right for you by booking an exam at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine today. You can conveniently schedule either online or over the phone. 

Individual results may vary.