PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Orthopedic Therapy
Houston Platelet Rich Plasma Orthopedics Specialist, Mufaddal Gombera, M.D. at Fondren Orthopedic Group have been using Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in the field of orthopedics for many years, allowing countless patients to obtain numerous benefits and heal several different areas of the body. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has the ability to reduce pain, heal traumatic injuries, rebuild cartilage, and reduce inflammation. Mufaddal Gombera, M.D. will use platelets from the patients’ body to stimulate the production of stem cells, allowing for regeneration and regrowth of damaged tissues. Patients suffering from a wide variety of ailments have been able to greatly improve their overall quality of life with this advanced therapy. Platelet Rich Plasma Orthopedic treatments are non-surgical, which means no anesthesia, no recovery, and no downtime.
Some of the areas of the body that Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is commonly used to improve include:
The knees are constantly being used throughout the course of daily activities, and they often take a beating in men and women that exercise frequently or play sports. Activities such as running, climbing, biking, or even walking can all negatively impact the knees. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to improve pain that occurs with wear and tear over time or pain and inflammation from injuries, such as ACL or PCL tears, cartilage degeneration, or meniscus tears. PRP can help to regenerate these areas and improve overall function and pain levels.
Many people encounter shoulder injuries or pain throughout their lifetimes, with the most common shoulder injuries being a rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder. These conditions can cause men and women to lose their range of motion and function of their shoulder. Some people also have trouble sleeping because they cannot lie on their sides, while others experience pain and stiffness. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to improve these shoulder conditions and others that may lead to pain or loss of function.
Wrist pain is a common complaint and is often caused from either arthritis, past trauma, or carpal tunnel. Because the wrists are used in countless daily activities, pain or impairments can interfere with daily life, reducing the ability to perform work or simple functions. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can allow men and women to decrease wrist pain and to effectively resume their daily activities.
Several bones make up the hands, which are used in almost every daily activity people perform. Hand pain in the form or arthritis or injuries can lead to numerous problems performing daily functions, while also interfering with work. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help men and women to overcome hand pain and help them to heal quicker from injuries.
The ankles endure a lot of impact throughout the course of life; activities such as walking, running, bicycling, or climbing all involve a heavy impact on the ankles. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has helped many people to recover from ankle pain or injuries, allowing them to return to doing activities and improving their overall quality of life.
Elbow pain commonly occurs from overuse with sports such as tennis or golf, and many people complain of tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. Over time, the tendons around the elbow can continuously be injured, leading to chronic or ongoing pain. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can reduce the occurrence of scar tissue and reduce pain.
- Carpal Tunnel
One of the most common reasons for wrist pain is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed as it passes through the palmer side of the wrist. Symptoms often include burning, pain, tingling, or numbness, and may negatively impact use and function. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help patients to reduce pain and reduce the damage caused from median nerve compression.
- Sprains and Strains
Overuse, overextension, injuries, or falls can all sprain or strain the complex tendon and bone structure of the wrist. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy provides extra platelets and growth factors to expedite the healing process, while reducing pain and the possibility of forming scar tissue.
Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis can both lead to pain and inflammation of the wrist. Some patients experience burning, swelling, and a hot sensation in their wrists, while others may notice that their arthritic pain gets worse with colder weather. Despite the type of arthritis or pain, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to decrease pain and inflammation in the wrist, reducing the occurrences of arthritis.
- Ganglion Cysts
Occurring on the part of the wrist opposite of the palm, smaller cysts are often more painful than the larger ones. These fluid filled cysts can obstruct movement and lead to high levels of pain. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to heal the surrounding tissues, while reducing the pain and inflammation caused from the cysts.
Mufaddal Gombera, M.D. specializes in Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and can help patients to determine which area of the body can benefit the most from PRP. He helped countless patients to overcome and improve various orthopedic ailments and conditions. Before getting started with a Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy plan, Doctor Gombera will assess each patient’s individual medical history, treatment goals, conditions, and lifestyle habits. Patients that have used Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy have been able to resume their daily activities without being hindered by pain, which has also benefited work performances.