PRP Injections for Hip Pain
Injuries to bones, muscles, tendons or ligaments in the hip can cause acute or chronic pain. There are also conditions like osteoarthritis, tendonitis or bursitis that can cause extreme hip discomfort and dysfunction. At Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA, we offer conservative and non-surgical solutions to relieve joint pain. One of the non-invasive options available at our medical centers in West Hollywood, Malibu and Brentwood, CA are PRP injections for hip pain.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Your blood has healing properties that help your muscles, tendons, bones, skin and other tissues heal. However, your blood also is mostly water. When you filter out the healing components, they can be concentrated in plasma to apply directly to tissues that need these healing properties. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance created from your blood once it has been filtered through a centrifuge. It can be used to treat joint pain or degeneration, as well as other medical conditions.
Relief From Hip Pain With PRP
If you suffer from hip pain from arthritis, bursitis or tendonitis, PRP injections may be an option to reduce your pain. PRP injections can also be used to help hip injuries heal faster or in conjunction with hip surgery. At Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA, we offer PRP injections for joint preservation or regenerative treatment, as well as relief from hip pain.
PRP treatments require taking a small blood sample from the patient, which is sent through our centrifuge. Once the platelets, proteins and growth factors are filtered from the blood, the plasma can be purified and injected into the hip. We use imaging to guide the injection to the ideal spot to provide the anti-inflammatory or healing response desired. Most patients will receive a series of injections to achieve hip pain relief.
PRP injections for hip pain can usually be performed in less than 90 minutes at our medical centers in Malibu, West Hollywood or Brentwood, CA. There is little to no downtime after the procedure – your hip may be slightly sore from the injection. To learn more about our innovative treatments for joint pain, contact one of our locations to schedule a hip pain consultation.