PRP INJECTIONS KANSAS CITY OVERLAND PARK
Repair damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue.
What are PRP Injections?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is blood taken from a patient and spun in a centrifuge, concentrating the number of platelets and growth factors. This plasma, containing a very high concentration of platelets, is re-injected into the site of injury or damage, inducing the body to repair damage to muscle, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue. Although the body does this naturally when an injury occurs, the PRP helps speed the healing process.
Many injuries to the foot, especially those affecting tendons, do not heal well because the poor blood supply to the area prevents healing platelets and growth factors carried by the blood from getting to the injury site. PRP injections can help fix this problem and speed recovery.
This is the first regenerative treatment ever for damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It avoids the need for surgery, and as it requires only the insertion of a needle, is minimally invasive. The injection of PRP is done with the use of ultrasound to ensure the proper placement of the platelets.
Once the first injection is received, the patient will return to the doctor’s approximately 2 to 3 weeks later to be checked on how well the treatment is moving along. As with most treatments, each patient’s response is different. Based on a patient’s condition, the doctor will make the decision about how many more injections will be needed. Acute and chronic injuries will require more injections than mild ones.
Common injuries of the feet such as ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis, as well as acute and chronic tendon and joint diseases such as arthritis, can all be treated with PRP injections. For many, this therapy has led to greatly reduced pain and increased function of the foot. Combining exercise or physical therapy with PRP injections will help increase the success of the treatment.
This treatment, being minimally invasive, means that surgery can be avoided, in many cases, and recovery time cut down. Other benefits of PRP injections are a decrease in scar tissue and fibrosis in the damaged area, as well as increased range of motion, flexibility, and strength. The risks from using PRP injections as a treatment are very low as the patient is injected with their own blood so that there is no risk of rejection or of foreign bloodborne disease. As with any injection into the body, there is a risk of infection, but this is very rare. Research is showing that PRP may have an anti-bacterial property that would further decrease the risk of infection.
The PRP injection it’s not covered by insurance and it’s $800. It is important to understand that we try all other conservative treatments for the problem the patient has. The Improvement occurs over the first 30 days. Sometimes a second injection is necessary. Ultrasound guidance for proper placement of the injection is used concurrently with the injection. Patients can only take Tylenol post-injection and will need to reduce activities for the first few weeks oh, some need to wear a Cam Walker to prevent stress on the area also.
I was looking for hammertoe surgery. Along with some foot swelling. Over the past year I talked to three podiatrist. And also went to three orthopedic surgeons. I needed some thing done minimally, because I was getting a total knee replacement in October 2020. As I searched for minimally invasive surgery, I came across Dr Bembynista in his KCNorth office. He Assessed my feet. Diagnose the issue with my swelling, that nobody else has been able to. Injected that area painlessly. Explained the situation with my orthotics. And scheduled me for a very small procedure to correct my toe. It was done in the Overland Park office where he had more equipment. The only discomfort that I had was with a little numbing. His procedure was able to uncross my toe, the other doctors were wanting to use pins for six weeks through my toe, removing part of the bone, the metatarsal. None of this was needed. As I talk to him I listened and learned that he stays up on all new foot procedures. His office was friendly. I would describe Dr. Bembynista as brilliant with foot issues and has a Delightful personality! I am a retired RN. I was very impressed! Surgery was 4 weeks ago! Back in sneakers, 4 days post procedure.
September 23, 2021
wonderful, wonderful experience. Had a very painful callous right under my pinky toe. I also had a very painful spot in my foot. I was unaware that this pain was being caused by the bone itself. Well, Dr. Bembynista, injected my foot (very painlessly) and also trimmed the callous. Within hours, my foot was already feeling better. I was able to walk without any pain. No downtime, no surgery, back to work directly after my appointment!!! Thanks so much for this minimally invasive resolution to my foot pain!!!!
February 14, 2022
I was told by several surgeons that I would need hammertoe surgery to correct painful corns on both of my 4th toes. Dr. Bembynista told me that wasn’t necessary and injected them for me. Not only did the pain subside, but the corns completely disappeared and have not returned for 3 years so far! Truly amazing!!!
September 30, 2021