Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is solution of plasma with concentrated platelets.  Platelets are the cell component of normal blood that help to form a blood clot, and when activated release a series of growth factors that initiate the normal healing response.

In the setting of orthopedics, PRP is used to modulate our body's own healing response in areas of injury that have not healed well.  By concentrating the platelets 7-10x above normal blood, we can stimulate a potent healing response.

Where is PRP used?

  • Tendons (tennis elbow, rotator cuff, achilles, hip bursitis, etc.)

  • Ligaments (ankle sprains, knee sprain, elbow sprain)

  • Joints (knee, ankle, wrist, hip, shoulder, elbow)

  • Muscle (strains, tears)

  • Spine (epidural, facet joints, SI joints)

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Why get PRP at FPI?

  • Experience: Dr. Dunn has been performing this procedure for over 10 years.  

  • Technology: We use a state-of-the-art centrifuge with our PRP kits to maximize the quantity and quality of the PRP.

  • Imaging: All injections are performed using either a Samsung musculoskeletal ultrasound or fluoroscopy.

  • Cost: the cost of PRP injections can vary widely.  We have the ability to minimize the cost of the procedure relative to other clinics.  

  • Functional Rehab: these types of injuries typically do not occur in isolation.  At FPI, as a multidisciplinary practice, we can provide a thorough musculoskeletal assessment to determine limitations in strength and/or mobility to implement an individual rehab program to optimize outcomes and correct compensations.