Here is another example of how we use Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in an orthopedic surgery practice to minimize the need for surgery. Our patient had shoulder impingement and pain for 2-3 months before seeing us. We put him on a rehab program and did a subacromial steroid injection. Unfortunately that did not work over the next 4-6 weeks. Traditionally, he would now be considered for a subacromial decompression…an arthroscopic surgical procedure that requires some rehab and “downtime” to recover. Instead, were did a subacromial PRP injection, using his own blood in a 30 minute ultrasound guided office procedure, and within the next 2 months he was pain free.