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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Accelerates Healing of Joint Injuries, Osteoarthritis Pain
Date:6/22/2009

les Dodgers have received this treatment with decreased return to play times without adverse effects. However the treatment is not restricted to high level athletes, it may ultimately see more widespread use in the weekend warrior.

PRP injections can be performed in tendons, ligaments, and painful joints all over the body. Sports injuries including rotator cuff tears, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, knee meniscus tears, and hip & knee arthritis all may be effectively treated with PRP. Many patients have been able to avoid surgery with PRP treatment.

Case history -
"T.R." is a male professional pole-vaulter who competes in senior-level events (age 50-plus). He initially presented with complaints of knee pain from arthritis. He tried anti-inflammatories, received multiple synvisc and cortisone injections, and underwent arthroscopic surgery; however he continued to experience pain while jogging.

A musculoskeletal ultrasound was performed & identified multiple abnormalities of the knee which were contributing to his pain in addition to the arthritis.

After a series of 3 PRP injections to his pes anserine bursa, patellar tendon, medial meniscus and knee joint, he was pain free with no limitation. Several months later he received PRP therapy for his rotator cuff tear with arthritis and is doing great.

Patient testimony:
"As a national-class masters track and field athlete competing in the pole vault, sprints, and hurdles, decades of training and competition had worn down my joints to the point where running was painful and lifting my arm over my head was difficult. My orthopedist referred me to Dr. Sampson, whose assessment indicated that PRP for my problematic joints (knee, shoulder) might yield some benefits. Dr. Sampson gave me a series of PRP injections in the knee and the shoulder over an extended time. The improvement has been dramatic; I can run and pole vault without pain, train w
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