At Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, Dr. Ira Guttentag provides platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for patients throughout the Tampa Bay area. These injections promote healing within a damaged knee or shoulder, helping muscle, tendon, and ligaments recover from damage. With mild injuries, PRP therapy may help prevent problems from getting worse. In more severe cases, this treatment can help minimize pain and also possibly eliminate the need for surgery.
Here’s some important information to know about the PRP injections that Dr. Guttentag provides:
- The injections consist of platelets derived from a patient’s own blood, which will normally be obtained with a small draw from the person’s arm.
- The entire process of drawing the blood, isolating the platelets, and administering the injections can be performed during one office visit, so patients can return home the same day after the injections are done.
- Depending on the results of the first injection, more treatments may be recommended in subsequent months to provide the maximum benefit.
Patients choose to have their PRP injections administered by Dr. Guttentag because of his high level of expertise with the knee and shoulder. As an orthopaedic physician and surgeon who utilizes a broad array of treatment options, Dr. Guttentag can determine whether PRP therapy ought to be included in an overall treatment plan along with other elements ranging from physical therapy and medication to minimally invasive surgery.
Contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Guttentag and discuss whether PRP injections are right for you.