PRP Injections

PRP Injections | Los Angeles

Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections use components of the body’s own blood to stimulate healing. Platelets, which are usually associated with coagulation (clotting), are also, according to recent research, able to assist in mending and strengthening damaged tissue by increasing certain growth factors. During the normal healing process, the body uses platelets to promote new-tissue growth and repair injuries. By supplementing platelet content, the healing process is accelerated. There is ongoing research on the efficacy of PRP injections, and some medical professionals remain skeptical about their value. Dr. Arash Dini will answer any questions you have regarding PRP Injections at our Los Angeles area locations.

Conditions Treated with PRP Injections

Platelet-rich-plasma injections can be used to treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Joint pain
  • Ligament sprains or tears
  • Nerve inflammation
  • Postsurgical healing from tendon or ligament repair

PRP therapy is also used to promote rapid healing after nonorthopedic surgeries, including cosmetic ones.

Benefits of Platelet-Rich-Plasma Injections

There are several benefits to PRP therapy. They include the fact that the platelet-rich plasma being injected is autologous (comes from the patient), so there is no risk of cross-reactivity, immune reaction or disease transmission. It is also minimally invasive (unlike surgery), and facilitates healing (unlike corticosteroids).

Questions? We’re Here to Help

Call our Los Angeles Office at 323-525-0101 or our Encino Office at 818-784-1020 to Set up an Appointment Today!

About the Procedure

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During the PRP-injection procedure, which usually incorporates ultrasound imaging, a small amount of blood is withdrawn from the patient. This blood is processed in a centrifuge to separate its various elements, and concentrate the platelets. The resulting plasma is up to five times more concentrated with platelets than “natural” blood. Once concentrated, the platelets are loaded, along with some of the patient’s whole blood, into a sterile syringe, and injected into the patient.

The procedure is usually performed under local anesthetic in a physician’s office. A typical patient experiences little or no discomfort from the injection, but the injection site is usually inflamed and sore for about 48 hours. Taking pain medication and applying ice are recommended.

Most patients require one to three PRP injections, about 4 to 6 weeks apart, in order to achieve optimal results. Occasionally, a fourth injection is necessary. Typically, by the fifth day after an injection, the patient has a significant reduction in pain, and can begin physical therapy.

Risks of Platelet-Rich-Plasma Injections

Although PRP injections are generally safe and effective, sterilization is of great importance. There is a slight chance of infection or blood clots, and the remote possibility of allergic reaction.

Contact our practice today to see if you are a candidate for PRP Injections at our Los Angeles or Encino practice. Dr. Arash Dini looks forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about this revolutionary treatment.

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Los Angeles, CA 90019

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Encino, CA 91436

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818-784-1020

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