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Hany Elrashidy MD Meet Hany Elrashidy, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Shoulder & Sports Medicine Specialist
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What is PRP Therapy?

Hany Elrashidy MD Our blood consists of a liquid component known as plasma. It also consists of three main solid components which include the red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Platelets play an important role in forming blood clots. They also consist of special proteins, known as growth factors, which help with our body’s healing process.

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  • Indications

    PRP is a relatively new method of treatment for several orthopedic conditions such as muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries; arthritis; and fractures.

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  • Procedure

    Your doctor will first draw about 10 cc of blood from the large vein in your elbow. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge machine for about 10 to 15 minutes to separate the platelets from the remaining blood...

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  • Post-Procedural Care

    It is normal to feel some discomfort at the injection site for a few days after your procedure. You will be prescribed pain medications by your doctor.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Webster Orthopedics
  • San Ramon Regional Medical Center
  • Stanford Health Care