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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Dr. Nicholas S. Fuller is pleased to offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy in Beverly Hills, California, a revolutionary pain management treatment that also literally helps to heal chronic injuries. Athletes including Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal have successfully used PRP to treat their sports injuries and return to their game quickly. You, too, can get all the benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy, under the guidance of our highly skilled, board-certified pain management specialist, Dr. Fuller.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

PRP therapy uses platelets from your own blood to not only relieve pain, but to help your body heal itself. It is especially effective for injuries to tendons, cartilage, or ligaments, especially in the shoulder, elbow, or ankle, such as rotator cuff tendonitis, tennis elbow, and Achilles tendonitis, and for osteoarthritis, particularly in the knee, hip, or shoulder.

How Does PRP Therapy Work?

The entire platelet-rich plasma therapy process takes less than an hour. First, we draw blood and place it in a centrifuge for about 15 minutes to separate out the platelets. We then use an ultrasound machine to help guide the location of the platelet-rich plasma injection into the injured area of your body.

What Happens After Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

We will generally recommend physical therapy to help improve your strength and mobility. After six to 12 weeks, we ask that you come back in for an evaluation. We find that most patients experience substantial pain relief within 12 weeks, though some may require repeated treatments.

Who is Not a Good Candidate for PRP Therapy?

We do not recommend PRP therapy to our patients who:

  • Have had a blood-borne cancer, such as leukemia, that hasn’t been in remission for at least five years
  • Are pregnant
  • Use a high dose of Coumadin
  • Have Parkinson’s disease or cerebral palsy
  • Have numerous medical conditions


Relieve Pain and Heal Injuries with PRP Therapy, Now Available
in the Los-Angeles Area

If you have questions about PRP therapy or you would like to discuss whether it could be the right treatment to help end your pain, give us a call at the pain management practice of Nicholas S. Fuller, MD in Beverly Hills, California at (310) 854-0283 for a consultation with Dr. Fuller.