The Dr. Rogers Difference
Our platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies offer our patients a comprehensive approach to help optimize their healing.* While we offer a variety of package options for various treatment areas, each joint or tendon package includes:
- PRP injection
- 1 hour pre-procedure joint evaluation with our exercise physiologist
- Two 1 hour follow up rehabilitation sessions with exercise physiologist
- 30-day supply of Mend, a nutritional supplement
Patients are also offered the option to add-on Microneedling with PRP services with our Signature Medspa for an additional fee on the same day as their tendon PRP injection treatment.*
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Although blood is primarily a liquid (plasma), it also contains other components, including platelets. Within platelets are growth factors that may initiate tissue repair. Growth factors derived from platelets have also been shown to be responsible for bone regeneration, development of new blood vessels and stimulation of the wound healing process. The concentrated platelets in PRP may help optimize the conditions for healing.*
Single Spin Vs. Dual Spin
Dual spin centrifugation protocol yield an average platelet amount significantly higher (almost 3:1) as compared to single spin units.*
Dual spin are used in hospital settings – now here at Dr. Rogers Centers!
Common treatment areas:
- Rotator cuff*
- Lateral epicondylitis*
- Patellar tendonitis*
- Achilles tendonitis*
What are the benefits?
PRP tendons displayed:
- Higher elasticity*
- Higher strength at force-to-failure testing*
- More organized collagen network*
- Increased metabolic activity*
PRP has been shown to recruit mesenchymal stem cells from circulation to site of tendon injury.* There is also an increased blood supply following PRP treatment at repair site in tendons.*
How does PRP differ from Cortisone shots?
- Double blind, randomized control trial with 60 patients. One group received PRP injection and the other with cortisone injection.
- Follow-up occurred after 4-8-12-24 and 52 weeks after the injection using VAS and Dash-scores.
- A significant decrease in the scores after 4-8-12 weeks in both groups compared to the initial scores.
- However, after 24 and 52 weeks, the cortisone group did not have significant improvement anymore, but the PRP group remained at low VAS and Dash scores.
Injection of PRP has a positive effect as a treatment for lateral epicondylitis. The effect actually exceeds the effect of corticosteroids, known as the golden standard. It is therefore a worthy alternate to surgical treatment.
(*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.)