Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Can Help In Tissue Regeneration
Muscular injuries accounts for more than 55- 60% of all sports-related injuries. In most cases, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can be used to improve the pace of healing and tissue regeneration. PRP therapy stimulates the release of growth factors that serves as both pro-inflammatory as well as anti-inflammatory functions (depending upon the stage of tissue healing.)
Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc is the Medical Director of The Center for Morton’s Neuroma and Complete Spine and Pain Care, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. Pearl was the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where she was also the Director of the Fellowship program. She is the former Director of a satellite pain center of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pain Management Center, located at the HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Pearl held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. She serves on the Health Care Services Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents since 2000 as one of its physician representatives and is Chair of the Committee on Pain Management.