PRP Musculoskeletal

Harness your body’s power to heal naturally. At Sikora Integrative Medicine, we utilize PRP to heal the body naturally and nonsurgically. We help the body fight inflammation and pain and repair naturally using your own body’s natural growth factors to heal joints, tendons, ligaments, and arthritis.

The Area’s top provider of Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) Regenerative Therapy

"I have been with Dr. Gonsalves Sikora for over 5 years. She is the most wonderful and caring doctor. She listens to me and strives to find the best methods to help me with chronic pain. She is an angel and I thank God for her. She now has her own practice and I really like her new staff. Go see her if you suffer from pain and want a doctor who believes you and truly cares. "

What is plasma and what are platelets?

Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets are blood cells that have many growth and healing factors. Platelet activation plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process.

What are PRP injections?

PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through our Emcyte® centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces. Growth factors include Platelet-derived Growth Factor, Transforming Growth Factor-β, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor as well as several others. Up to 7 types of growth factors as well as cytokines can be found in PRP.

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Not all PRP is the same

Our state of the art centrifuge allows us to provide a PRP dose delivers of over 1 billion platelets per mL of treatment; this represents a 4-6 fold increase in platelet concentration compared to whole blood. Our system is a biologically closed system, follows AABB guidelines for cell separation, and meets state of the art requirements for sterility testing. Our system consistently and reproducibly generates the optimal concentration of platelets, growth factors and mononuclear CD 34+ WBs required for tissue regeneration.

We use our NextGen Logiqe® ultrasound to guide the injection.

Use technology combined with the body’s natural healing powers.

Platelet-rich plasma has been found to significantly enhance the healing process, and is commonly used for rotator cuff tears, for Achilles tendon ruptures, tendinitis such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, as well as other sports injuries and for knee osteoarthritis and meniscal tears.

Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications like opioids. In addition, the side effects of PRP injections are very limited because, since the injections are created from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them.

Many professional athletes and celebrities have successfully used PRP to heal nonsurgically

-Tiger Woods

Females aren’t the only ones using PRP. For example, consider Tiger Woods. When he blew out his knee in 2008, he needed a knee reconstruction. However, the procedure often results in knee pain and recurring problems. Woods had PRP injections before the Master’s tournament. After he received several injections of PRP in his knee, he competed. In what appeared to be a miraculous recovery, he was then able to compete without pain.
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-Kobe Bryant

In basketball, the risk of knee injury is great.The famous Kobe Bryant was a victim of a knee injury. After years of stress on his knees, he developed trouble with his joints. His pain was so bad that he thought about retiring early. However, he opted instead to try PRP therapy. Bryant was able to resume his career without knee troubles. PRP saved him from an early retirement.
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-Alex Rodriguez

When Alex Rodriguez underwent surgery in 2009, people had concerns about his return. They thought that the baseball all-star might not make it back on the field quickly. However, Rodriguez underwent PRP therapy. He made it back on the field much sooner than everyone else expected. Thanks to PRP, he got his career back quickly.
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Precision Means Effectiveness

We are using ultrasound guidance with our NextGen Logiqe r7 system for all stem cell and exosome injections to insure safety and efficacy.

We use advanced technologies that can help us make many interventions safer and more effective.