Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections: Fernando Manalac, MD
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is used to address situations that may have required surgery in the past. It is commonly used by athletes or patients who need to return to their work or their active lives quickly after injury or when suffering from osteoarthritis. Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Fernando Manalac performs this procedure in his Ft. Lauderdale practice. It is done to re-grow or heal tissue that is not healing or growing properly. Platelet-rich plasma concentration (from yoru own blood) is injected back into your body at a very focused and specific area using imaging / ultrasound guidance. This procedure can be done to address partial tendon tears, ligament tears, cartilage injury and osteoarthritis.
For more information or to find out if a PRP injection is the right treatment for your injury or condition, talk to your sports medicine or orthopedic physician. For a physician referral, call 866-988-DOCS (3627).
Learn more about Dr. Manalac by visiting his physician profile: Fernando Manalac, MD, MMM.