Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP Therapy)

Is all Platelet Rich Plasma the same

Dr Weglein has published the first PRP textbook and lectures internationally on the topic. We have done more than 7,000 PRP treatments over the past 10 years. Dr Weglein is the only Certified PRP provider inside central Houston. We have treated patients from around the world and are proud to offer Platelet Rich Plasma therapy in Houston Texas.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

PRP is the injection of the patients own platelets, in high concentration into an injured musculoskeletal area. Research has shown benefits in pain and increased functionality in many musculoskeletal disorders. Please see our published research area.

Why platelets?

When we injure ourselves, one of the first repair cells that travel to the injury are platelets. Platelets are rich in many different growth factors. These Growth factors help attract other repair cells, (neurtophils, monocytes, fibroblasts) to the damaged tissue.

Unfortunately, our tendons, ligaments and cartilage have a very poor blood supply, which leads to an incomplete or much delayed healing response. With PRP we are helping to bring these natural healing cells to an area that have been deficient.

published research has demonstrated improvements in pain and functionality.

PRP procedure

PRP is done in our office under ultrasound guidance. The procedure takes about 45 minutes in total. First a small amount of blood is taken and placed in our office centrifuge. The centrifuge separates and concentrates the platelets. Dr Weglein will then use the ultrasound to visualize the damaged tissue. The area is injected with a numbing agent, followed by the injection of PRP all done under direct MSK ultrasound guidance.

Patients should try to be off anti inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen, naprosyn, for about one week before getting PRP.

Baby Aspirin 81mg is ok to take.

Who has done this PRP

PRP has been done since 1990.

This procedure has been used by many professional teams such as:

Used in NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Houston Astros, LA clippers, Rutgers College, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and many more.

What area can you treat with PRP

Please see list of publications on areas prp has been studied

Post PRP MRI results

With our new Orthobiologic Clinic, we are now able to make a patient specific, unique custom prp product for each individual condition. This is the only such Orthobiologic Clinic in the Houston, allowing us to provide superior Non Surgical treatments for your musculoskeletal conditions.

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