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PRP Treatment for Knee & NICE Cryocompression Cold Therapy

Cutting-Edge Sports Medicine Technology

As a former Junior Olympic ski racer and current physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Dr. Christina Cervieri knows firsthand the importance of precise, comprehensive care when it comes to treating sports injuries. The TOP MD team believes in offering advanced treatment options tailored to each patient's specific needs, moving away from only the traditional, one-size-fits-all approach. Our innovative therapies include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and NICE cryocompression cold therapy, which can help accelerate recovery and improve outcomes.

PRP therapy is done in two steps: First, one of our team members will draw your blood and run it through a specialized centrifuge. This will separate the platelets and plasma from your red blood cells. Second, the platelets are then re-injected into the area of your body that is experiencing pain or discomfort. In other words, a PRP injection helps your body heal itself using its own natural substances.

NICE cold therapy is a cutting-edge, noninvasive technique that combines cold and compression for the treatment of soft tissue injuries. As top athletes have known for years, cold and compression are both effective techniques for reducing swelling, inflammation, and pain while increasing blood flow. At TOP MD, we use the NICE to help our patients have a faster and more pleasant recovery.

At The Orthopedic Practice MD, we believe in providing personalized care that is tailored to each patient's individual needs and goals. No matter the cause of your injury, whether sports, work, or normal wear-and-tear, you can trust the experienced team at TOP MD to provide expert and compassionate care. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how we can help you get back on top of your game!.


PRP treatment targeting the knee

PRP Treatment for Knee Pain and Other Joint and Soft Tissue Injuries

Ultrasound-Guided Injection Therapy

At TOP MD, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art ultrasound-guided injection technology as part of our regenerative medicine treatments. This cutting-edge technology allows our highly skilled orthopedic specialists to precisely and accurately administer injections with the guidance of real-time ultrasound imaging.

Ultrasound-guided injections provide several benefits for our patients. By combining the power of ultrasound imaging with targeted injections, we can deliver regenerative therapies directly to the affected area, enhancing their effectiveness and promoting faster healing. This technology enables us to precisely locate the source of pain or injury, ensuring optimal placement of the injection for maximum therapeutic impact.

With ultrasound guidance, our orthopedic specialists can visualize underlying structures like tendons, ligaments, and joints in real-time. This allows for increased accuracy and safety during the injection process, minimizing the risk of complications. Additionally, the real-time imaging provides valuable feedback, enabling our specialists to make immediate adjustments if necessary.

Whether you're seeking treatment for joint pain, tendon injuries, or other musculoskeletal conditions, our team at TOP MD can provide personalized care that utilizes the latest advancements in medical technology to ensure your swift recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are PRP injections right for me?

PRP injections are a great option for those suffering from joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle pain that are looking for a non-surgical, minimally-invasive solution. PRP therapy works by taking advantage of the body's natural healing processes, using your own healing factors to accelerate the process. Schedule a consultation with our team to discuss your individual needs and find out if PRP injections are right for you.

How does cold and compression therapy help an injury heal?

Cold and compression therapy, also known as cryotherapy or cold therapy, applies cold temperatures and pressure to soft tissue injuries. The cold helps to alleviate pain and reduce swelling, and the compression allows the cold temperatures to penetrate deeper into the tissue, aiding in healing. At TOP MD, we use the NICE cryo-compression system to help our patients recover faster and more comfortably.

Are ultrasound-guided injections painful?

Ultrasound-guided injections are generally well-tolerated and cause minimal discomfort. Before the procedure, a local anesthetic may be applied to numb the area, which helps to minimize any potential pain or discomfort during the injection. The use of real-time ultrasound guidance allows for precise needle placement, reducing the likelihood of the needle hitting sensitive structures. 

how long does it take to feel the results of PRP?

The time it takes to feel the results of a Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injection can vary from patient to patient. It's important to note that the timing of results can depend on various factors, including the specific condition being treated, the severity of the injury or condition, and the individual's unique healing response. Dr. Cervieri and her team will provide guidance on what to expect regarding the timeline for experiencing the results of a PRP injection based on your specific situation.

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