Dr. Jernigan is excited to be the value leader in the Greenville area for platelet rich plasma injections.

The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) to treat certain orthopedic disorders is an exciting advancement in the treatment of common musculoskeletal conditions. Exhaustive scientific studies have revealed that platelet rich plasma can afford significant relief of pain, swelling, and stiffness related to common orthopedic disorders in and around joints such as the knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder.

How It Works

Treatment using platelet rich plasma taps the regenerative ability of the body’s own platelets. Platelets release bioactive substances that trigger the body to induce healing. Some of these substances trigger stem cells to come to the area of need to help.

 

Treatment Method

We use a system in which we derive the platelet rich plasma from your own body. A technician will draw a vial of your blood. We will then process the specimen in our lab by using a sterile method to separate undesirable blood cells from the desirable blood cells. The platelet rich concentrate is then injected into the joint or tendon by a board-certified surgeon.

Using our own lab and high-tech equipment gives us the ability to perform the procedure the same day your blood is drawn.

Additional printable information can be found in the links below. If you feel platelet rich plasma treatments may be right for you, schedule a consult with Dr. Jernigan by calling our office at 864-295-1231.

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Overview

Difference between PRP and “Stem Cell” Treatment

Pre- and Post-Procedure Instructions

Risks and Contraindications