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New York Sports Medicine Offers Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy For Treatment of Injury
Date:3/23/2010

Cutting-edge procedure is now available for the treatment of acute injuries and chronic conditions affecting soft tissues, such as tendons and ligaments.

New York (PRWEB) March 23, 2010 -- New York Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, a leading provider of physical medicine and rehabilitation services in the metropolitan New York area, is pleased to announce the introduction of a cutting-edge treatment aimed at promoting recovery from acute sports-related injuries, as well as chronically painful conditions such as tendonitis, tennis elbow, and other conditions affecting tendons and ligaments.

The treatment, known as Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP, is an exciting new advance in the realm of sports medicine that shows promise in speeding up recovery, restoring function, and diminishing pain more quickly than other more traditional treatments. PRP may also be the key to keeping some patients out of the operating room.

Platelet rich plasma therapy is a non-surgical procedure in which a small quantity of a patient’s blood is extracted and then run through a centrifuge in order to separate out the platelets. A concentrated dose of the patient’s own platelets, which are known to possess growth promoting qualities, are then injected back into the area of injury to promote the accelerated re-growth of soft tissue and bone cells. This process is intended to promote faster and more effective healing and is based on the natural healing ability of the human body.

A major benefit to the procedure is that there are virtually no side effects, since a patient’s own blood is utilized during the procedure.

Dr. Michael J. Neely, D.O., a licensed medical professional and the owner of New York Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, is excited by the possibilities this new cutting-edge treatment has to offer his patients.

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