Popularity of PRP

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is quickly becoming the go-to treatment for both minor and complex injuries.  PRP is effective at healing both tissue and blodd vessel damage helping the injured body part quickly heal on it's own. 

In the newspaper, there are many stories detailing celebrity athletes who have had PRP treatment. For example, last year, Kobe Bryant had a PRP done and he is likely to receive only the best possible treatment.  In this article, “Why Did Kobe Go To Germany?”, Kobe Bryant discusses how PRP helped his playing ability on the court.   Alex Rodriguez is another notable athlete that has benefited from PRP. 

What Are Platelets?

Platelets are circular, disc-shaped cells that circulate in our blood and are largely responsible for repairing blood vessel damage.  When a blood vessel is damaged, a signal is sent out by the body and platelets respond by traveling to the area of injury.  In the case of your injury, the activated platelet of prp are signaled and begin direct repair on damaged tissue.

Platelet Rich Plasma is organic derived from the platelet’s in the patients blood and in prp, 30+ growth factors are activated to repair blood vessel and tissue damage.  PRP accelerates the injury’s recovery period and helps the body gain back it's lost mobility. 

Process Of Treatment

The first part of treatment is an in depth consultation with Dr. Bieber, where he will examine your history and determine the best method to apply the prp.  Dr. Bieber is the only NY PRP doctor that uses musculoultrasound guidance as way to pinpoint the area that needs the most repair and adding PRP to this site. 

Next, an appointment is set up for the actual injection. A sample of blood is taken from the patient and using a centrifuge, the blood is spun separating platelets from other materials.  The platelets are targeted and removed and spun again forming a dense platelet-rich plasma, which is then injected into the injured area. Through this process, the growth factors in platelets are activated fostering tissue repair. 

Using Both PRP and PPRP

At our office, we use both Pure Platelet Rich Plasma (PPRP) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) during the procedure to stimulate both long-term and short-term healing.   PPRP is a purer form of the PRP, a highly concentrated form that contains higher level of growth factors without red blood cells and white blood cells.  Using both, we are able to activate healing properties for months after the treatment.

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Conditions Treated:

1. Shoulders

  • Partial Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Glenoid Labrum Tears
  • Joint Arthritis

2. Elbow

  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
  • Partial Tear Distal Biceps Tendon

3. Wrist/Hand

  • DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Joint Arthritis
  • Tendonitis of the Wrist and Hand

4. Hip

  • Joint Arthritis
  • Labrum Tear
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head
  • Iliopsoas Bursitis and Tendonitis
  • Iliotibial Band Tendonitis

5. Knee

  • Joint Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Major Ligament strains or partial tears (MCL, LCL, ACL)
  • Chondromalacia Patellae
  • Quadriceps Tendon Strain or Partial Tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease

6. Ankle/Foot

  • Achilles Tendonitis and Partial Tears
  • Peroneal Tendonitis and Partial Tears
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and Partial Tears
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Joint Arthritis
  • Recurrent Ankle Sprains

Contact Us

Cross Bay Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation P.C.

Manhattan Office

19 E 80th Street Suite 1ENew York, NY 10075

Queen's Office

157-02 Crossbay Boulevard, Suite 202BHoward Beach, NY 11414