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PRP Joint Treatment L.A.

By Steven Meier

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can be used for a range of medical treatments and procedures including:

  • Connective tissue injuries (tendons, ligaments, muscle)
  • Enhanced healing from surgery
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee and joint injuries
  • Bone fractures

PRP Joint Treatment L.A.

Dr. Steven Meier, an orthopedic surgeon and PRP joint treatment L.A. expert, is among a group of prestigious medical professionals offering this revolutionary treatment modality to a range of patients suffering from chronic and often debilitating orthopedic conditions.

What Is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) and How Does it Work?

Blood is made up of several components – red cells, white cells, and platelets. In addition to playing a crucial role in helping to clot the blood, platelets also contain proteins known as growth factors, which also play a significant role in the healing of injuries. PRP therapy uses the patient’s own platelets and increases the concentration of growth factors by as much as five to ten times the typical amount.

Dr. Meier and his team of regenerative medicine experts draw blood from the patient and separate the platelets from the rest of the components by running it through a centrifuge. The concentrated growth factor enriched platelets are then administered through a straightforward injection into the affected joint. The enhanced concentration of growth factors is believed to aid in the recovery and healing process.

In addition to injections for damaged and injured joints, platelet-rich plasma can also be used as a complement to the healing and recovery process after surgery. PRP can also be used in surgical procedures for torn ACL and rotator cuff injuries for athletes and high functioning active individuals.

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Dr. Steven Meier
Steven Meier

Dr. Steven Meier is a renowned board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in regenerative sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Meier believes in treating each patient individually according to their needs.

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