Does Platelet Rich Plasma therapy actually work? Well just ask Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley. According to USA sports today the pitcher states that "I'm certainly a believer in it right now," says Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley, who thought he was headed for Tommy John (elbow ligament replacement) surgery last summer. In addition, Billingsley says he had confidence in PRP since using it for a hamstring problem in 2009.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a non-surgical procedure and consists of a high concentration of platelets drawn from the patient’s own blood, which is then isolated and concentrated by the use of a bidirectional centrifuge. PRP is a procedure that can be performed within the office and speeds up the recovery time for tendon and ligament injuries, and if you ask Chad Billingsley, it also prevents season ending surgeries! Platelets are an important part of the bodies healing response after injury and their concentrated growth factors are the reasons behind the use of PRP.
If you think that you or a loved one might benefit from non-surgical orthopedics contact Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to schedule a consultation. We are providing PRP, and other regenerative medical, and non-surgical orthopedic procedures to the Tri-State area. Our office is conveniently located on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, NY.