Regenerative medicine is the future of medicine and the new era to treat many foot and ankle conditions in a conservative manner.
Platelet-rich plasma is obtained from your own blood. The good news is that is completely natural since is autologous and comes from your own body. Unlike corticosteroids, PRP injections are completely safe for your body. We perform the procedure in the office under local anesthesia.
A significant amount of blood is drawn from your preferred arm. After the proper amount of blood is collected, is placed in a machine called a centrifuge. The blood is then spin at around 4,000 RPN for about 5-10 minutes maximum. The blood is then divided into three components plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma contains activated platelets that are then injected into the injured tissue.
In our practice, we see thousands of patients with many soft tissue and bone conditions that benefit from this treatment. The mechanism of action of the platelet-rich plasma is that it contains a significant amount of growth factors that stimulate the production of reparative cells in your body.
The recovery from this procedure is faster than many surgical interventions and is also used during surgical procedures to accelerate the healing process.
We treat many conditions that respond well to PRP injections including but not limited to sprains, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, tendinosis, strain tendons or muscles, and ankle injuries.
If you need a consultation to see if you are a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma injection, contact our White Plains or Purchase office. Dr. Mariola Rivera and Dr. Lisa Shah are experts in Foot and Ankle. Our board-certified surgeons can evaluate your foot condition and offer you the best treatment options available.