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In the NewsPlatelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections – Not just for elite athletes anymore

By Buffalo Medical Group | January 4 2023 | BMG News & Updates, In the News

By Andrew O’Hara, DO and Matthew Cavagnaro, MD 

Buffalo Medical Group Orthopedics 

Over time, doctors have learned that the body has the natural ability to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can harness that inherent ability and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue. 

Recently Buffalo Bills quarterback, Josh Allen made news, by receiving PRP injections to help the healing process with his elbow injury. While elite athletes have utilized PRP injections, patients suffering with both chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis, over-use injuries and even weekend warriors can benefit from these treatments. 

How PRP Works 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes injections of a concentration of a patient’s own blood platelets to help speed the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. 

PRP injections are prepared by taking your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. The concentrated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or damaged tissue. The process releases the body’s natural growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces. 

The PRP injections are a quick and simple outpatient procedure that can help patients- 

  • Increase flexibility and range of motion 
  • Reduce pain and swelling 
  • Recover mobility 
  • Build strength 
  • Speed post-surgical recovery 

Conditions Treated by Buffalo Medical Group Orthopedics 

PRP can help promote healing in patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Some of the common conditions Buffalo Medical Group Orthopedics treats with PRP injections include- 

  • Elbow trauma 
  • Arthritis in the knee, hip, and shoulder  
  • Tennis elbow 
  • Golfers elbow 
  • Bursitis 
  • Rotator cuff injuries  
  • Surgical augmentation 

The Benefits of PRP Injection Treatments 

  • PRP injections can offer consistent pain relief and improved function for one year or longer. 
  • PRP injections are beneficial for a broad range of people including athletes, postsurgical patients, and those with arthritis or who want to avoid surgery. 
  • Because PRP is derived from your own blood, there is a low chance of having any allergic reaction or abnormal immune response. 
  • PRP injections have minimal risk of local infection. Serious side effects or complications are extremely rare.  

Insurance Coverage 

PRP injections are typically not covered by insurance plans therefore insurance companies do not reimburse for this procedure. You can discuss payment upon scheduling a consultation. Buffalo Medical Group patients can generate an estimate for the PRP treatment through their MyBMGChart account. 

Schedule an Appointment 

To learn more about PRP injection treatments with BMG Orthopedics contact- 

Andrew O’Hara, D.O. 

3900 North Buffalo Road 

Orchard Park, New York 14127 


Matthew Cavagnaro, M.D. 

295 Essjay Road 

Williamsville, NY 14221 



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By Buffalo Medical Group | June 14 2022 | Uncategorized

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