Local orthopedic surgeon offering platelet rich plasma treatments
Dr. William Sima, a local Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, is pleased to announce that he is offering platelet rich plasma treatments at his practice in Templeton.
What is platelet rich plasma?
Blood, or plasma, contains the components of red cells, white cells, and platelets. Platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood, but they also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors, which help aid in the healing of injuries. Growth factors are chemicals that signal the body to initiate a healing response. “By injecting PRP into areas of an injury, the hope is to stimulate the body’s ability to heal chronic conditions such as tennis elbow, arthritis in the knee, or rotator cuff injuries,” Dr. Sima explained.
What kind of patients can benefit from this treatment?
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, or AAOS, many famous athletes, such as Tiger Woods, and tennis star Rafael Nadal, have received PRP for various problems, such as sprained knees or chronic tendon injuries, and some athletes have credited PRP with their being able to return more quickly to competition.
PRP Treatment can help patients with:
•Acute and chronic tendon injuries
•Acute ligament and muscle injuries
PRP is most effective in the treatment of injuries such as chronic tendon issues. According to AAOS, even though the effectiveness of PRP therapy is still being proven by medical research, the risks associated with it are minimal.
“We are very excited to offer another non-surgical option for patients,” Dr. Sima said. “So far, we have seen a lot of success with the treatments. The results have been very promising.”
More about William F. Sima, MD
Dr. William F. Sima is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, specializing in: minimally invasive surgery, sports medicine, hip and knee replacement and arthroscopy, hip resurfacing, anterior approach to hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, carpal tunnel, hand care, subchondroplasty, platelet rich plasma treatments, stem cells, and viscosupplementation. He graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 1985. He speaks English and some Spanish. Dr. Sima’s office is located at 322 Posada Lane, Suite A, in Templeton, For more information, visit his website at williamsima.com or call (805) 434-5555.