Thrombo Joint Injections

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Do your joints ache? Do you have tendinitis? Platelet Rich Plasma or also known as Thrombo injections, may be a suitable treatment for you.

Thrombo is used for:

Tendon injuries: Tendons are tough, thick bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone. They are usually slow to heal after injury. Doctors have used Thrombo injections to treat chronic tendon problems, such as tennis elbow, Achilles’ tendonitis at the ankle, and jumper’s knee, or pain in the patellar tendon in the knee.

Acute injuries: used to treat acute sports injuries, such as pulled hamstring muscles or knee sprains.

Postsurgical repair: Sometimes doctors use Thrombo injections after surgery to repair a torn tendon (such as a rotator cuff tendon in the shoulder) or ligaments (such as the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL).

At Vanity Male, we use a double-spin centrifuge to get the highest yield of platelets possible. They are injected into the many joints of the upper and lower extremities. Injections of the hips and spine are best done either under x-ray or ultrasound at a hospital or diagnostic center. Otherwise, the injections are done on site in our facility.



What are Thrombo Joint Injections?

We obtain blood from a vein in the patient’s arm. The spinning of the blood forms different layers: red cells, white cells, and plasma. The plasma component, which contains high levels of platelets. is separated and injected into joints or tendons. Red and white cells are removed. We remove the red cells as we know that these red cells break down cartilage and stimulate inflammation – an effect we don’t want.

Who is a good candidate for a Thrombo Joint Injection?

Anyone who suffers from isolated joint pain or has had an injury to a tendon or ligament is a candidate for Thrombo joint injection. If you’re on a blood thinner, you need to obtain clearance from your prescribing physician before stopping any medications. If multiple joints are affected, you might have other issues that Thrombo would not necessarily help.

What is the recovery time?

Joint injection recovery is quick. You may resume your normal day-to-day activities within a few days. You should refrain from strenuous exertion for a week.

How do Thrombo injections reduce pain?

Platelets are important cells that control clotting. They contain a high concentration of growth factors. These growth factors control inflammation and healing. Injecting platelet-rich plasma into a joint or tendon leads to the release of growth factors improving the local environment. Ultimately, this leads to a lower level of pain and tissue healing.

How many Thrombo injections do you need?

At most, 2-3 injections every 2 weeks are required for knee osteoarthritis. For tendons, we recommend one to two injections two weeks apart.

What to do before the injection?

Generally, we suggest Thrombo works better if you follow the following guidelines:

  • Make sure you come in well hydrated (drink at least a liter of water on the day of the injection)
  • Avoid medications that affect platelet function such as aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Tell your doctor if you have any conditions that may affect the outcome of Thrombo such as low platelet count, clotting disorders, or blood tumors.

What are the potential side effects of Thrombo injections?

Generally, Thrombo injections are safe. However, patients can be sore in the joint or tendon for up to a week. Also, the positive effects do not start for at least 2-3 weeks after injection.

Overall, the risk of infection is lower than other injections and is around 1 chance in 1500000 injections.

How long should you rest after Thrombo injections?

Normally, it depends on whether a joint or tendon is injected.

  • For arthritis, we suggest resting from running or sport for a week. You can start non-impact activity such as swimming or cycling after a few days.
  • For tendons, we recommend a slightly longer period of time of up to 2 weeks. If you have an injection into a large weight-bearing tendon such as the Achilles, we suggest you avoid explosive activities (such as running) for 2 weeks.

How long do Thrombo injections last?

Generally, the effect of Thrombo can vary among patients. For arthritis, a series of 2 or 3 injections can last from 12 months. However, the effect on tendons is much more unpredictable.

Thrombo treatment is a medical treatment that was born of the knowledge that your body has the ability to heal itself. Knowing that you are self-healing can be a very empowering thing. Thrombo injections done by Vanity Male in Teaneck, NJ take resources from your body, enhance them, and reintroduce them into your body to aid in the process of self-healing.

If you’re ready to feel better, contact Vanity Male today to schedule your consultation and get started!

Got Questions About Thrombo Injections?

Anyone who suffers from isolated joint pain or has had an injury to a tendon or ligament is a candidate for Thrombo joint injection. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore all options available.

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