Has your doctor discussed therapeutic injections for managing your pain?
Your doctor may have recommended a therapeutic injection to help reduce the pain you are experiencing, or to help pinpoint the source of your pain. A local anaesthetic is used to temporarily dull the pain in the area being treated and often a steroid is also used to help reduce inflammation or irritation of a nerve, tendon or ligament.
At Canada Diagnostic Centres, we use image-guidance – meaning we use either ultrasound or CT to help our radiologist ensure the most precise placement of the needle in order to maximize the success of the injection.
To ensure you are a good candidate for an injection at Canada Diagnostic, our radiologists will review your doctor’s referral and diagnostic imaging before we make an appointment with you.
Areas we treat: Shoulder / Elbow / Hip / Knee / Ankle / Lumbar Region
Contact us today to learn more:
Phone: 604-709-8522 or toll free 1-877-709-8522
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Have you been suffering with chronic pain because of a tendon that just won’t heal?
There’s a new technique that uses your own blood to help heal the injury and eliminate your pain.
PRP – or platelet-rich plasma – is being used by sports medicine and orthopedic specialists to help heal chronic tendinopathies. Because tendons and ligaments have a limited blood supply, there are often not enough platelets to properly heal the injury.
PRP helps eliminate that problem, by providing a concentration of your own platelets directly at the injury site that may promote healing. As the tissue repairs itself, your pain gradually subsides and functionality is restored.
But, there is even better news! An exciting new development in the world of PRP is called hcPRP or highly-concentrated platelet-rich plasma. Most PRP practitioners use a platelet concentration of 5 – 8 times the amount that normally circulates in your blood. With hcPRP, those concentrations are 25 – 45 times baseline PLUS, thrombin from your blood is added just as the hcPRP is injected. Thrombin helps activate the platelets so that they can be more effective.
Canada Diagnostic is now offering hcPRP injections at our Vancouver clinic. Our doctors use either an ultrasound or CT scanner to help them ensure that the hcPRP injection goes precisely where they want it to go – another way to ensure the treatment will be effective!
PRP / hcPRP is still considered investigational or experimental, but many of the scientific studies that have already been done show that PRP is very promising.
Visit our website or give us a call to find out more about hcPRP at Canada Diagnostic: 1-877-709-8522 or 604-709-8522
Filed under: Categories: hcPRP, hcPRP, MSK, Orthopedic, PRP, PRP, and Sport Medicine. Tags: chronic pain, hcPRP, PRP, sport medicine, and tendinopathy.