PRP Injection

Arash Dini, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Arash Dini, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA & Encino, CA

Your platelets include natural growth factors that promote new tissue growth and repair injuries. Arash A. Dini, MD uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections at his self-named practice in Encino and the Mid-Wilshire areas of Los Angeles to relieve pain and accelerate the healing process. Call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about PRP injections and how they can stimulate your body’s natural healing response.

PRP Injection Q & A

What are PRP injections?

Platelets are the component of your blood that supports clotting to seal a wound, and their growth factor content also helps your body to repair and strengthen the damaged tissue. PRP injections are created with a sample of your blood and are provided to support soft tissue healing in areas where you’ve had an injury or surgery. PRP injections harness that natural healing ability with injections of a serum made of concentrated platelets that contain five to 10 times more growth factors than a standard blood sample.

How are PRP injections used in orthopedic medicine?

Dr. Dini injects PRP serum into your body to help you recover from injuries and to support post-surgical healing. He also uses PRP injections to treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Joint pain
  • Ligament sprains or tears
  • Nerve inflammation
  • Tendinitis and other tendon injuries

If you’re living with orthopedic pain or soft tissue injuries, talk to Dr. Dini about your treatment options and ask about PRP injections.

Who is a good candidate for PRP injections?

If you have a soft tissue injury like tendinitis or have recently had surgery, PRP injections may accelerate your healing process.

Dr. Dini offers comprehensive exams and consultations to identify treatment options before suggesting PRP injections or any other procedures to relieve pain and aid your recovery.

What happens during a PRP injection procedure?

Dr. Dini provides PRP injections as an in-office procedure. He begins treatment by taking a small sample of your blood, which is processed to separate the platelets and to create a concentrated PRP serum.

Then, after applying a local anesthetic, he uses ultrasound imaging to inject the serum directly into your injured tissue. The serum floods your injury with concentrated growth factors that stimulate and support your body’s ability to both repair cells and grow new healthy tissue.

Some patients have increased inflammation directly following your PRP injection, but this typically subsides within a day or two.

You may experience relief after just one injection, but Dr. Dini may recommend a series of PRP injections for optimal healing results. PRP injections are often prescribed in conjunction with other treatments like physical therapy that support recovery.

Call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about PRP injections and whether they can help you recover from an injury or surgery.