PRP (platelet rich plasma) has been used to treat damaged tendons and other soft tissues in joints causing pain of arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis. PRP is a type of Prolotherapy. Prolotherapy is a treatment that involves injections of an irritant into a joint to stimulate the healing process. PRP is used because several growth factors have been identified to create regeneration of blood and other tissue cells to repair damaged tissues. There is exciting research on many specialties of medicine including orthopedics and other surgical specialties to delay or eliminate the need for reconstructive surgery. Below is a link to articles describing techniques and research utilized at ABOUT FACE to employ this innovative treatment with virtually no side effects or down time. Call for your consultation today.
I developed severe Bursitis in my right shoulder which interferfered with my sleep & daily activities. I had TWO PRP INJECTIONS about 4 weeks apart. This seemed to cure immediately (1st week) then about 50% pain reoccurred.Finally, over the next 5 weeks, 90% of the pain has resolved. I am cured by most standards and I cannot think Dr. Pickens enough for introducing me to this miracle cure.Augustus Hill MD