Get Back To An Active Lifestyle With Dr. Sheinkop, Our Chicago, IL Cellular Orthopedic Specialist For Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop is a leading provider of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments throughout the Chicago, IL, areas. Dr. Sheinkop is providing patients with the most effective form of PRP on the market today using the common bedside centrifuge system for creating the PRP.
Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, has been shown to help relieve pain by assisting the healing process of musculoskeletal conditions. This treatment is used for many common injuries and degenerative conditions, including ankle sprains, tendonitis, common ligament sprains, knee injuries, osteoarthritis, shoulder, hip, rotator cuff tears, and even tennis elbow.
Platelet Rich Plasma has gained substantial attention in the media as of late, thanks to high-profile athletes like Kobe Bryant, Hines Ward, Tiger Woods, and many other professional athletes who have recently received non-surgical or post-surgical treatment for their sports injuries with PRP injections.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Procedure With Our Chicago, IL Cellular Orthopedic Specialist
Your body responds to injuries by delivering platelet cells containing growth and healing factors to the injured area. These platelets initiate the repair process and attract the critical assistance of stem cells. PRP therapy aids the body’s natural healing process by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly into the area of need. Platelet Rich Plasma involves drawing a sample of your blood, which is centrifuged to isolate the blood platelets. This Platelet Rich Plasma is precisely injected back into the area in need of repair, enhancing the healing process. This process has proven to be both safe and effective.
PRP therapy is a fairly simple procedure that requires a couple of hours in our clinic. Patients typically require no downtime from the procedure, as it is a simple injection procedure that requires no anesthesia and little recovery time. Patients typically require 2-3 re-injections, depending on their condition.
Patients may experience improvements within the first couple of weeks, with continued improvements over time (along with possible re-injections).