Conditions Treated with PRP Injections
Many athletes with tendinosis, a chronic condition caused by repetitive motion injuries, report positive results with injections in knees, ankle, shoulders, and elbows. For chronic back pain, PRP injections are sometimes used to help fractures heal and ease discomfort from strained muscles directly or indirectly supporting the backbone, damaged or worn discs (degenerative disc disease), and joint-related irritation.
PRP Injections After Knee, Ankle, Shoulder, or Spine Surgery
Surgery can take its toll on muscles, tendons, and ligaments that may need to be moved or cut to reach the affected area. PRP injections are sometimes used promote tissue and wound healing. With spinal fusion surgery, platelet rich injections may stimulate bone formation. There are also instances where PRP injections are given to patients after surgery for torn rotator cuff tendons in shoulders and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair and other common knee procedures.