Looking for the Latest Techniques in Sports Medicine? Check Out This Article on Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy!
Dr. Stein is an orthopedic surgeon in New York with vast experience using Platelet Rich Plasma Injections to treat sports injuries. The New York Times featured this innovative technique in article a couple years ago discussing the benefits that more and more major athletes are finding with it.
“’It’s a better option for problems that don’t have a great solution — it’s nonsurgical and uses the body’s own cells to help it heal,’ said Dr. Allan Mishra, an assistant professor of orthopedics at Stanford University Medical Center and one of the primary researchers in the field. ‘I think it’s fair to say that platelet-rich plasma has the potential to revolutionize not just sports medicine but all of orthopedics.’”
Here are some benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy the article discusses:
- Low chance for rejection or an allergic reaction because the plasma comes from the patient’s own body,
- The injection leaves no scar,
- It can be done quickly in about 20 minutes,
- Recovery time is significantly shorter than after surgery.
If you are looking for an orthopedic surgeon in New York that is keeping up with the latest sports medicine practices, call Dr. Stein to schedule an appointment!