PRP Specialist

Pacific Regenerative & Interventional Medicine

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in San Jose, CA

Whether you have a chronic tendon injury like tennis elbow or an acute muscle or ligament injury, you want your body to heal quickly. At Pacific Regenerative & Interventional Sports Medicine in San Jose, California, Dr. Brice Blatz uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to support your body’s healing process. PRP injections are an effective option to speed tissue healing, which reduces your pain and gets you back on your feet. Call or schedule a consultation online today to find out if PRP is right for you.

PRP

Pacific Regenerative & Interventional Medicine

What is PRP?

A PRP injection is an innovative regenerative medicine option that uses your platelets to stimulate and support your body’s healing response. Platelets are just one of the many cells that make up your blood. These cells are full of growth factors which can enhance or speed up the healing process.

PRP injections use a sample of your own blood, which is separated to create a serum that is rich in platelets. Dr. Blatz then injects the serum into your injured tissue.

PRP injections are a relatively new treatment option. Medical researchers are studying the procedure and identifying new potential uses for the serum and studying its effectiveness. Dr. Brice Blatz has seen first-hand how these injections help patients heal rapidly and return to pain-free, active lives.

What conditions does PRP address?

At Pacific Regenerative & Interventional Sports Medicine, Dr. Blatz uses PRP injections to treat a wide variety of soft tissue and orthopedic injuries, including:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Pulled or strained muscles
  • Sprains
  • Torn meniscus
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Broken bones
  • Arthritis

Dr. Blatz often uses PRP injections in conjunction with other treatments, providing a comprehensive treatment aimed at improving your comfort and helping you get back to your regular activities and sports.

What should I expect during PRP treatment?

In most cases, you should plan to spend 30-60 minutes at Pacific Regenerative & Interventional Sports Medicine for your PRP injection. The process begins when Dr. Blatz or one of their associates draws a blood sample from your arm.

Your blood is then put in a centrifuge, which separates the platelets and other blood cells from your plasma. Dr. Blatz then combines your platelets and plasma to create the PRP serum.

Finally, Dr. Blatz injects the PRP serum into your injured tissue. You go home after your injection to continue to rest and rehabilitate your injury. You have follow-up appointments with Dr. Blatz every six weeks or so, which allows him to monitor your healing process and suggest additional treatments to help you recover.

If you want to know more about PRP injections and whether or not they’re right for you, call or make an appointment online today to meet with Dr. Blatz to discuss your injury and treatment options.