Triangle Orthopaedics maintains a progressive approach to medicine, constantly adapting the most innovative medical techniques. Cortisone injections and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are two of many treatments offered at Triangle Orthopaedics. The descriptions below are intended to educate you on the techniques and science behind these remedies.
Cortisone injections are commonly recommended and administered to patients suffering from joint pain. Cortisone, a steroid medication, decreases inflammation and in turn reduces pain. By pinpointing the exact area of pain and injecting a high concentration of cortisone, the medication may reach the source of inflammation quickly and bring about relief within two or three days. Side effects and associated risks of this treatment remain very minimal.
Orthopaedists frequently utilize cortisone injections to treat conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis and bursitis. Due to the minimal side effects and relatively long lasting effect, many patients prefer cortisone injections as opposed to oral anti-inflammatory medications. Triangle Orthopaedics providers demonstrate years of experience administering this type of injection. If you have persistent joint pain, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
A cutting edge treatment called a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection is now offered at Triangle Orthopaedics. This beneficial technique stimulates growth and regeneration of damaged tendons and ligaments. Platelets, a component of the human being's blood plasma, are responsible for releasing proteins known as growth factors, which aid in the body's natural ability to heal itself. During the Platelet Rich Plasma injection procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and inserted in a centrifuge, which spins and forms a high concentration of platelets. The platelet rich blood is then injected back into the patient's problematic site, permitting the most accurate placement. Researchers believe that this procedure has been successful because it essentially uses the body's own healing method to treat tendon and ligament problems. The physicians of Triangle Orthopaedics apply this to many joints of the body including the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. Contact us today for a consultation.
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