Alexander E Weber, MD
Orthopaedic surgeon & sports Medicine specialist

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist in Beverly Hills, El Segundo, Glendale, & Los Angeles, CA

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections services offered in Beverly Hills, El Segundo, Glenale & Los Angeles, CA

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections Q&A

What are PRP injections?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a type of biologic treatment that promotes your body’s natural healing response to repair injured tissues and joints. 

Dr. Weber obtains a blood sample from you to create the highly concentrated PRP injection. He places the sample in a machine called a centrifuge and spins it at high speed to separate the platelets and plasma from the rest of your blood components. 

Using ultrasound-guided imaging, Dr. Weber ensures accurate placement and then injects the PRP into your injury site to help speed up your recovery. 

How do PRP injections work?

PRP injections use growth factors in your blood to stimulate your body’s natural healing. The platelets in blood are cells that help your blood clot when you injure yourself and generate new, healthy tissue. 

If you have chronic pain in your knee or hip, Dr. Weber may recommend a PRP injection to help your injury heal better and resolve your long-standing condition. 

What can PRP injections treat?

PRP injections can treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Meniscal tears
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) knee injuries
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries

A PRP injection may help improve your condition, but if you still experience pain in the joint, Dr. Weber may recommend other treatments. However, PRP treatment is highly effective at treating several conditions*. 

When might I benefit from PRP injections?

If you haven’t found relief through conservative treatments like physical therapy and chiropractic care, you may benefit from a PRP injection. 

PRP may provide sufficient improvement in your symptoms, and Dr. Weber might suggest PRP injections as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Surgery is typically the last resort, but if necessary, Dr. Weber is highly trained in replacement surgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques (arthroscopy) and can determine the best approach for your needs. 

To find out how you can benefit from PRP injections, call Alexander E Weber, MD, or schedule an appointment online today. 

*Individual results may vary