Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Now Offered by Board-Certified Sports Medicine Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon Stacie Grossfeld MD

October 26, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
LOUISVILLE, KY- (October 26, 2016) - Louisville sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections at her office in Louisville, Kentucky, in order to introduce patients to a new and innovative form of pain relief. Over the past several years, a number of research studies have validated the benefits of PRP injections as a treatment for a variety of different types of injuries.

Many famous athletes including Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriquez, Brian Urlacher, and Kobe Bryant have received these injections for various problems including: sprained knees, tennis elbow, hip pain, and shoulder injuries. Some athletes even credit Platelet Rich Plasma injections for helping them return to sport more quickly and effectively. Platelet activation plays a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing which is why PRP injections benefit athletes so much.

Platelet Rich Plasma or "PRP" is plasma in a person's blood that contains more platelets than what is found in their normal blood. Platelets typically comprise roughly 10% of our blood. These additional platelets are pulled from the liquid part of our blood or plasma which transports platelets and red and white blood cells through the body. In order to prepare the injection, the physician begins by drawing the patient's blood. Centrifugation is used to separate the blood platelets from the red and white blood cells. This enriched plasma is then combined with the remaining blood to be used as an injection. PRP injections are typically inserted directly into the injured area of the body through ultrasound guided techniques.

PRP injections offered by Orthopaedic Specialists cost $500 (cash only) which covers one entire office visit including blood draw, coverage of the materials used to create the PRP substance, and the actual PRP injection. After collecting 99 cc from the arm, the blood will be spun in a centrifuge machine and then the platelet rich plasma (PRP) is injected into the affected joint or area. This service is completed by board-certified sports medicine doctor and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie L. Grossfeld at her medical office at 4001 Kresge Way in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Stacie L. Grossfeld is a graduate of the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine. She served her internship and residency at the University of Minnesota, and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Fowler- Kennedy Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Grossfeld works as an orthopedic surgeon at Orthopaedic Specialists in Louisville, Kentucky. She is Board Certified in both Sports Medicine and in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). Dr. Grossfeld also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville in the Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Grossfeld's special interests as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician include knee and shoulder reconstruction, shoulder injuries, and sports medicine. Along with her work at Orthopaedic Specialists and the University of Louisville, Dr. Grossfeld also serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA at Norton Commons and the Louisville Sports Commission. If you or someone you know is in need of PRP injections, you can contact Orthopaedic Specialists at 502-212-2663 for more info or to schedule an appointment.

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