Do you have patellar tendinitis or tendinopathy – also known as Jumper’s Knee? This can be a stubborn condition that causes pain when jumping or kneeling and is usually caused by overuse.
Tendinopathies can be hard to heal – tendons don’t have a rich blood supply which is necessary for healing. Blood carries “repair” components to the injury site including, healing cells, and the body’s own chemicals necessary for healing (growth factors).
When Jumper’s Knee becomes chronic and traditional conservative therapies (rest, physiotherapy, bracing) haven’t improved matters, it might be time to try something new: hcPRP.
hcPRP, or highly-concentrated platelet-rich plasma, is a concentration of blood platelets, made from your own blood and injected directly into the tendon. What does it do? Well, it delivers platelets, full of the healing ingredients that can kick-start the repair process of stubborn injuries.
Canada Diagnostic Centres in Vancouver is the only place in Canada that you can get hcPRP treatments. There are other platelet-rich-plasma treatments available, but they only concentrate the platelets to 5-8x baseline and multiple injections are usually required. With hcPRP, we concentrate the platelets to 25-45x baseline and one injection is generally all that is required.
An important component to our treatments is that we use image-guidance for our injections. We use either ultrasound or CT to help the radiologist visualize exactly where the injection needs to go and to help him ensure the needle delivers the hcPRP to the exact spots it is needed most. Result? More accurate placement of hcPRP resulting in better healing.
Will hcPRP help you? We have had a lot of success treating a number of chronic tendinopathies with hcPRP, so if you have been diagnosed with Jumper’s Knee or patellar tendonopathy, give us a call to learn more about hcPRP.
Call us today at 1-877-709-8522 to learn more.
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