PRP: Platelet-Rich Plasma
Dr. Prisk uses the Arthrex ACP platelet-rich plasma system. At a Price of $400, this is the lowest in Pittsburgh. (Unfortunately, insurances, other than workman's compensation, do not cover this service)
Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP is a concentration of your own platelets from a blood draw. Your platelets are a source of growth factors to heal wounds at the time of injury like a cut. When concentrated in the form of PRP, those growth factors can help to initiate the healing of damaged tissue like tendons, ligaments, and muscles, or reduce the damaging inflammatory environment of an arthritic joint.
The Arthrex ACP System is an FDA Cleared medical device.
PRP can be used for:
- Tennis Elbow or Golfe's Elbow (Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Knee, Shoulder, and Ankle Arthritis
- Rotator Cuff Impingement and Bursitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscle injuries
- Low-Grade Ligament injuries
Stem Cell Therapeutics
Your stem cells are cells in your body that can become almost any tissue to regenerate it in the time of injury. Your bone marrow is rich in these cells. Stem cells can be concentrated from your bone marrow drawn from your hip bone (iliac crest) under local anesthetic. Some studies suggest that these treatments may be effective in healing chronically damaged tissues and improve symptoms of arthritis.
This procedure is $2500 and is scheduled in the office or the operating room as desired.
Cells obtained from placenta grafts and other tissue allografts (derived from other human tissue) are available to be ordered instead of the harvesting procedure.
Stem Cells can be used for:
- Knee, Shoulder, and Foot and Ankle arthritis
- Chronic Tendon Problems
- Chronic Muscle or Ligament injuries
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Dr. Prisk will discuss with you your individual needs for hormone replacement to optimize your metabolism for healing. In some cases, treatment with bio-identical hormone replacement, testosterone or its derivatives, or human growth hormone may help your to heal faster and possibly stronger.Trusted Partner: http://www.astisrx.com/