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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection

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PRP Procedure

A Highly Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma

What is Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP?

Platelets are tiny cells found circulating in blood. Their primary function is to travel to sites of injury in the body and promote a healing response by releasing various growth factors. These growth factors communicate with surrounding cells including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and regulate inflammation and prompt tissue growth. This relationship between platelet growth factors and MSC’s is important as MSC’s are known to differentiate into various musculoskeletal cell types that are crucial in maintenance and repair process for collagen, cartilage and bone.

Many orthopedic conditions occur as a result of incomplete healing or poor blood supply. By concentrating these platelets and growth factors and injecting precisely into an area of injury, an amplified healing response occurs, which can often treat or improve symptoms stemming from common orthopedic injuries.

PRP is obtained through a simple blood draw performed in the clinic several hours prior to your injection.

The IOC difference?

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Unlike many common PRP products available, IOC PRP is developed using a state of the art, customizable centrifuge machine. This allows for several key advantages:

  • A pure platelet product:
    • Red and white blood cells often mix with platelets in other PRP preparations, and when injected can result in excessive procedural pain and swelling. Our customizable processing minimizes the potential mixing of other cell types.
  • Higher platelet dosing:
    • Most bedside centrifuge machines only make PRP concentrations up to 1-4X the normal blood concentration. There are several studies showing that various tissue types respond to higher concentrations of platelets. Our system can provide platelet concentrations in excess of 10X.
  • An individualized treatment:
    • Based on your age, type of injury, and severity, we will customize a PRP preparation best suited for your particular condition.
    • A knee is not the same as an elbow! With IOC technology, we can produce custom volumes and doses of PRP. This allows your doctor to adequately treat different structures or treat several areas at one time.

How is the Procedure Performed?

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In order to get the best results possible from a PRP injection, it is crucial the injection is placed accurately to the area of injury. Even simple injections are often misplaced or inaccurate when administered by expert physicians if advanced imaging is not used. IOC uses advanced image guidance including Xray, Ultrasound, or both to ensure every injection is precisely placed into the area of pathology and all injections are performed by fellowship trained specialist.

Conditions treated:

At Interventional Orthobiologics of Colorado, we strive to practice only high level of evidence-based orthopedic medicine. Therefore, we only use PRP to treat conditions where there is supporting published evidence for efficacy. Below is a list of conditions that can be treated or managed with PRP.

  • Tendinitis (rotator cuff, golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow, hip, foot and ankle syndromes)
  • Sports injuries (achilles tendinopathy, UCL injuries)
  • Osteoarthritis (Shoulder, knee, hip, and small joints)
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes (ie. Carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Spine arthritic conditions
  • Lumbar disc tear
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  • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
  • Colorado State University
  • Stanford School of Medicine
  • Peak Orthopedics
  • OCC
  • Interventional Orthobiologics
  • Interventional Orthobiologics FOundation
  • spine intervention society