Dr. Giora Hahn, is proud to offer a new treatment for pain and inflammation. PRP is platelet rich plasma. This product, which is procured from a person’s own blood, has healing and anti-inflammatory effects. When injected in small amounts around a joint or an inflamed tissue, PRP can be very effective in reducing pain and promoting a healing response.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes platelets taken from the patient’s own blood to rebuild damaged tendons or cartilage.
Platelets normally circulate within the blood stream and are responsible for blood clotting and initiating a healing response in an acute injury. Many acute injuries do not heal adequately and can lead to chronic pain and loss of function of the injured area. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy allows us to harvest the patient’s own platelets and re-inject those platelets into the site of the injury to initiate healing and improvement of function. This is typically done under image guidance such as ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy.
As a result, the damaged tissue begins to heal. PRP has been successful in not only relieving pain, but also in jump-starting the healing process.
PRP can be used to address conditions like arthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle/ligament tears, tendinitis, sports-related injuries and more. Dr. Giora Hahn, who is a pain specialist and will evaluate your case.
Potential candidates have typically tried other medical options for treating their issue with unsatisfactory results. Popular among athletes, PRP therapies are for people looking for noninvasive treatment of their ailments.
Platelet rich plasma therapy and stem cell injections are done at our office and take about an hour. Patients return home the same day and are often able to work the following day.
Our board certified physicians have years of experience in minimally invasive procedures with additional training in regenerative injection techniques. The entire staff is dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience.
All procedures are performed under the guidance of ultrasound or a fluoroscopy unit to maximize results. We’ve incorporated the the latest innovations of APEX Biologix, which, through their equipment and supplies, help us obtain some of the best concentrations of PRP and stem cells in the industry.