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PRP Therapy


Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is an ultrafiltrate of whole blood that contains a large number (approximately two million) of viable living platelets. Multiple in vitro and clinical studies have demonstrated the potential of PRP to heal damaged tissue as a result of the tremendous amount of growth and healing factors present in the alpha granules of platelets.


When a patient is seen for a PRP procedure, the PRP is properly prepared so that the platelets are viable. Then, using strict aseptic technique, the PRP is administered with precise ultrasound guidance using special fenestration and “bevel up” curved needle methods. PRP, in our hands, has helped scores of people with chronic tendonitis, bursitis, and fasciitis to recover and to regain mobility.





“I’ve been under the expert care of Dr. Wei for about ten years. When I explained to him that I was feeling pain in my left arm, and was very concerned that I might lose mobility, he recommended a new procedure called autologous tenotomy. The procedure was quick, not very painful, and it worked! After a few days, I felt no pain and was feeling much better. I’m not getting some physical therapy to regain my mobility. This procedure was worth it and I would recommend it to anyone who might be experiencing pain in their shoulder.”
Julianne Dombek–
Keymar, Maryland

“I couldn’t raise my right arm. It was near impossible for me to dress myself, or clean, or cook. Dr. Wei told me about a new procedure that would help to get some mobility back. I was a little reluctant because I have COPD and I am on oxygen 24 hours a day. So, I’m a little apprehensive about procedures that might include any type of anesthesia. But, this procedure doesn’t require you to go under anesthesia, and the entire procedure only took about 1 hour. Following the procedure I went to therapy. It’s been over one month and I would say that I can see a 50 percent improvement in how well I can use my arm again. The procedure wasn’t painful or uncomfortable and I would recommend this to anyone who might be considering surgery. As a result, I am able to enjoy the things I enjoy.
Betty Hykes –
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

“I’m a swimmer, and when I could no longer swim because of my shoulder, I sought Dr. Wei’s advice. He explained several options, and recommended a new procedure called a tenotomy. A few days after the procedure, the pain was pretty non-existent. The pain during the procedure was minor, and more uncomfortable than painful. I didn’t know that this kind of technology was available, but I am so glad it’s there, and that Dr. Wei is doing it!”
Netta Paulson –
Middletown, Maryland


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