Bergen County Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy
Platelet rich plasma (PRP), also known as autologous rich plasma (ACP), is a relatively new procedure that can be employed in the healing process of many orthopedic injuries. PRP first gained widespread use in orthopedics in the 1970s, and is particularly effective in repairing tendon injuries and conditions. PRP techniques use a patient’s own venous blood, which is spun in a centrifuge system to separate red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
Once separated, the patient’s own autologous conditioned plasma, enriched with newly-activated growth factors and proteins, is then sterilely injected into the bone, cartilage, nerve, joint, ligament, muscle or tendon injury site in an effort to repair damaged tissue and reverse disease. Because the process uses a patient’s own blood, there is a limited potential for disease transmission.
Based in Bergen County, NJ, orthopedic physician Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS of Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC, is a pioneer of platelet rich plasma injections and has performed several hundred PRP procedures during his career. Using this cutting-edge technology, Dr. Kayal and his team have had great success in both the surgical and non-surgical management of many orthopedic ailments, including:
If you feel you have an injury or condition that might benefit from PRP injections, please contact Bergen County-based Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC today. To learn more about platelet rich plasma therapy, click here.