Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians offers baseball players and other dedicated athletes with Tommy John Surgery as an option to repair torn ligaments in the elbow. This injury, a torn or damaged ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), commonly affects pitchers in baseball. This procedure was named after Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John. Over half of Tommy John’s career wins came after his surgery.
PRP Intra-Articular Treatment
We are proud to offer Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy as one of the latest, non-surgical treatment option for people with chronic pain & joint injuries. Our esteemed orthopedic surgeons are known for using innovative biologic treatment methods in sports medicine. With PRP therapy, we can heal your injury and eliminate painful and disruptive symptoms surrounding your joints.
PRP therapy is an intra-articular treatment that uses an injection of the patient’s own concentrated blood platelets. Blood is first drawn from the patient and spun in a centrifuge at a high speed so that platelets and plasma are separated out. Some of the plasma is removed, and the remaining plasma is mixed back in with the platelets. This forms a very “platelet-rich plasma” solution which is then injected back into the patient’s injured area. Growth factors are then released, which promote a natural immune response to repair the injured area. Stem cells and other cells can then begin to repair the injury at an accelerated rate.
At Ortho Sport & Spine, the following conditions may be treated with PRP Therapy:
- Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip & spine
- Rotator cuff strains & tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Pelvic pain & instability
- Tennis elbow
- Tendonitis & ligament sprains
- Chronic knee pain
- Muscle strains
Conservative Treatment Option With Proven Results
Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is pleased to offer our patients an additional conservative treatment option for their shoulder, elbow, hip, knee or elbow pain. It is a safe, in-office procedure that effectively relieves pain without anesthesia or surgery. PRP therapy lasts about an hour and patients typically return to work immediately following the procedure. Most patients require 3-4 injections that are spaced 2-3 weeks apart.
To learn more about PRP Injections for your joint pain, please contact Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians today. Our sports medicine physicians are recognized as experts in their field and they proudly offer a full range of biologic treatment options to patients in Atlanta.