This amazing, minimally invasive office procedure involving platelet-enriched blood is beginning to revolutionize orthopaedic care. It is as simple as this: 2 tablespoons of the patient’s blood are placed into a centrifuge then spun at high speed until the red blood cells separate from the platelets. The concentration of platelets is now 3-10 times greater than what is seen in normal blood. That super charged blood is injected into the area of injury and the stimulation of tissue and healing of bone has begun. Some regeneration of ligament and tendon fibers that would eliminate the need for surgery has even been documented.
Typically treated by PRP are
Patellar tendonitis/tendonosis; quad muscle injuries; ligament sprains or tears; bursitis; meniscal tears.
Sacroiliac pain; greater trochanteric bursitis; pyriformis syndrome.
Shoulder & Arm Pain
Rotator cuff tendonitis, tendonopathy or partial tears; acromio-clavicular joint pain or arthritis; medial and lateral epicondylitis; ulnar collateral ligament sprain or tear.
Disc herniations or tear; spinal nerve inflammation; facet joint arthritis; ligament sprain.
Lower Leg And Foot Pain
Plantar fasciitis; shin splints; peroneal tendonitis; Achilles tendonitis or partial tears.
Originally developed for professional athletes to get them back on the fields and courts in a minimal amount of time, PRP Therapy is now available to the public. It is safe and cost effective. Call now to learn more about the treatment the pro athletes have been enjoying for years!
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Riverview Health Institute of Dayton ranks highest in patient satisfaction of Montgomery County Hospitals based on an study done by the State of Ohio Department of Health.
Riverview ranked #1 in overall rating compared to the other area hospitals, and ranked #1 in 7 other specific categories including:
- Communication with nurses
- Responsiveness of hospital staff
- Pain Management
- Communication about medicines
- Cleanliness of hospital environment
- Discharge information, and
- Willingness of patients to recommend this hospital
The study is completed two times per year, and the details of the report can be seen HERE. For more information on Riverview Health Institute, you can visit their website at www.RiverviewHealthInstitute.com.
Dr. Jon Paley specializes in the treatment of shoulder injuries, and in innovative new treatment options. Dr. Paley’s medical team ensures that each patient’s problem is thoroughly evaluated and that all treatment options are considered so the most appropriate health care can be provided. Treatment options include rehabilitation, which involves exercises and motion analysis, medication, surgery, and postsurgical care.
What is a torn rotator cuff?
The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and their related muscles that help keep the shoulder and upper arm bone securely placed in to the socket of the shoulder blade. The rotator cuff stabilizes the shoulder joint and helps you to raise and rotate your arms.
There are three stages of rotator cuff tears:
A stage 1 tear is a partial tear less than 1 cm in size. It is accompanied by some pain following overhead arm movements, but range of motion is not limited.
A stage 2 tear is a partial tear greater than 1 cm but less than 5 cm in length. Pain is common during and after overhead arm movements, as well as at night. It may be accompanied by a slight decrease in range of motion.
A stage 3 tear is a full tear greater than 5 cm in size. Stiffness, weakness, and pain occur during and after overhead arm movements and during sleep. There may be a slight to severe decrease in range of motion in the shoulder.
Arthritis of shoulder
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of shoulder arthritis. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. As the protective cartilage surface of the joint is worn away by shoulder arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the shoulder.
The other common type of shoulder arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the joints. This inflammation can, over time, invade and destroy the cartilage and bone. Treatment Options: Read more
An article posted on canada.com talks about another report of the extended waiting lists that orthopedic surgery patients continue to endure without choice.
The agony that many of these patients have to go through is the reason Dr. Jon Paley of Dayton Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine has designed a special surgery plan for Canadian patients which you can get more information about by clicking HERE.
To read the article on canada.com, click HERE.