Here at Premier Orthopaedics, we perform steroid injections on-site. This is a non-surgical treatment method used to reduce joint inflammation, including swelling, heat, and redness, to ease joint pain. It affects the soft tissue surrounding the joint, such as bursitis and tendonitis.
Hyaluronic Acid Injection
Hyaluronic acid injection is used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis in patients who have already been treated with pain relievers (e.g., acetaminophen) and other treatments that did not work well.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
Dr. Patrick Kane brings cutting edge treatment options to Sussex County with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become one of the most effective ways to promote healing after surgery, sprain, tendon injury, or bone injury. PRP is blood plasma with an extremely high concentration of platelets, which are an important part of your body’s natural healing process. It is made from a small blood sample from the patient’s body, placed into a centrifuge, and then injected back into the patient at the area of treatment. Many athletes have undergone PRP therapy to treat sports-related injuries such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, patellar tendon inflammation (jumper’s knee), and other injuries.
“PRP is an exciting new opportunity to allow patients’ own biology to assist in the healing process. The injection is an entirely autologous, meaning derived from each individual patient and therefore the side effect profile is extremely low. It is still in its infancy and much more research needs to be done but the results thus far appear very promising across a wide range of Orthopaedic conditions, including tendinitis, sports injuries, and arthritis. PRP is not for everyone, but it can provide some patients a viable alternative to surgery.”
– Dr. Patrick Kane