Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Blood is made of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. PRP is blood plasma that contains a high level of platelets. Proteins and growth factors in these platelets facilitate this innovative treatment process by first inducing an inflammatory reaction that in turn stimulates and accelerates the permanent repair and regeneration of damaged or injured tissue.

PRP is created by taking a small sample of a patient’s blood and placing it in a centrifuge, a special device that spins at high speeds to separate the platelets from the other components in the blood. The platelets are then injected into the affected area, where they enable new collagen to develop. Over time, the damaged tissue improves. Often, only one treatment is necessary to realize results.

While the same-day procedure may cause some initial localized soreness, in the long run it significantly alleviates pain and poses little risk of complications. PRP, which Dr. Kripsak has performed for many years now, is used to treat a range of sports-related injuries and conditions, including tendonitis and tears of tendons and ligaments, as well as osteoarthritis.


“Dr. Kripsak is an excellent doctor with fantastic ‘people skills’ and knowledge. I had a torn rotator cuff injury. Dr. Kripsak did PRP injections which completely cured the pain. I have fully recovered and can’t thank him enough for the treatments, which alleviated the problem. My shoulder is absolutely fine...”
Suzanne Seilus
“I am so grateful to Dr. Kripsak for his integrity, professionalism and support during my recent PRP procedure on both knees (November 9). After almost ten years of experiencing arthritic pain in my knees, I am happy to report that I am pain-free. It’s still a little unbelievable! After just...”
Karen Flaherty
“Over the course of 10 years no doctor was able to tell me why I was in pain or why I had limited strength and mobility. One doctor suggested a hip replacement when I was 20. I assumed I would live with the pain, grow old with the pain and...”
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