Extremity injuries are very common in accidents. PIC can provide care from the most minor sprains to major surgery and reconstruction. In addition to standard MRI and CT, our physicians utilize musculoskeletal ultrasound for additional diagnostic ability and to precisely guide treatments. We utilize many "cutting-edge" technologies to give you the best chance of getting better without surgery. If that fails, we have a board certified orthopedic surgeon that works closely with the treating sports medicine physician to assure all diagnostic procedures have been done and we have the most accurate diagnosis possible before undergoing surgery.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
One of the most promising "cutting-edge" procedures for non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal injuries is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection. This treatment was once only available at a high cost and was used primarily by professional athletes. It has become more affordable and is now routinely used for all types of ligament, muscle, and tendon injuries. The website links below explain the process. The physicians of PIC always use musculoskeletal ultrasound in all PRP procedures to precisely guide the therapy.
Some Of The Many Professional Athletes That Have Received Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments
LaRon Landry, Chris Cooley, Brandon Banks-Washington Redskins1
Joe Contreras-Philadelphia Phillies1
Daisuke Matsuzaka, Bobby Jenkins-Boston Red Socks1
Brett Anderson-Oakland Athletics1
Jessie Carlson-Toronto Blue Jays1
Wesley Matthews-Portland Trailblazers1
Hines Ward, Troy Polamalu-Pittsburgh Steelers2
Donald Jones-Buffalo Bills2
Andre Johnson-Houston Texans2
Alex Rodriguez-New York Yankees2
Takashi Saito-Boston Red Sox2
Kobe Bryant-Los Angeles Lakers2
Tiger Woods-Professional Golfer2
Rafael Nadal-Professional Tennis2
1Are Athletes Ahead of the Science on New Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment?; The Washington Post, October 4, 2011.
2Pro Athletes Using Platelet Rich Plasma for Joint Pain and Muscle Injury; Interesting Topics in Neurology, Dr. Kassicieh, September 6, 2011