Overview

PRP Therapy

The advantages of employing platelet rich plasma (PRP) as a form of regenerative medicine are multiple. This technology has the potential of accelerating, healing and restoring bodily functions by using the tools we are all born with.

Overview

PRP Therapy

The advantages of employing platelet rich plasma (PRP) as a form of regenerative medicine are multiple. This technology has the potential of accelerating, healing and restoring bodily functions by using the tools we are all born with.

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Walk-ins are always welcome, or schedule an appointment to reserve a time.

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Fast and Specialized

Skip the emergency room wait and receive more specialized attention than at an urgent care center.

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Ranking at the top 1% in medical certifications, our doctors are trusted medical directors for the NBA and MLB.

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Walk-ins Welcome

Walk-ins are always welcome, or schedule an appointment to reserve a time.

SMWIO TOP BOXES ICONS

Fast and Specialized

Skip the emergency room wait and receive more specialized attention than at an urgent care center.

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Uniquely Certified

Ranking at the top 1% in medical certifications, our doctors are trusted medical directors for the NBA and MLB.

PRP Therapy

About

Platelets are the means by which our bodies naturally heal themselves. They are typically known for their unique ability to clot blood. By applying a concentrated amount of PRP to an injury, or to a painful site caused by an illness, the healing process gets enhanced. Also, the fact that it involves very few risks and side effects makes it the more appealing to patients trying to minimize undesired results. PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood, therefore it can’t be rejected by the body. Its uses include, but are not limited to: pain management, sports injuries, and accelerating the process of healing. 

Common injuries or conditions that PRP therapy has the potential of treating:

• Rotator Cuff Partial Tears or Tendonitis

• Shoulder Labrum Tears 

• Epicondylitis (Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow)

• Biceps Tendonitis

• Triceps Tendonitis

• Hip Tendonitis

 

• Hip Labrum Tears

• Patellar Tendonitis

• Achilles Tendonitis

• Plantar Fasciitis

• Osteoarthritis (Shoulder, Hip, Knee and Ankle)

  • Before The Procedure
  • During The Procedure
  • Aftercare

Since PRP therapy is a minimally invasive procedure, not much preparation is required. Your health concerns should be previously discussed with the doctor to determine whether PRP therapy is a suitable treatment for you. Make sure your doctor also has knowledge of all the medications you take. Anti-inflammatories like Aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and Naproxen are usually suspended at least one week before therapy. Staying hydrated is also of the essence. Abstain from alcohol and smoking since they both can be toxic to cells. Select a care advocate who is able to come with you on the day of the procedure and drive you home afterwards.

PRP therapy takes about 45 minutes. The patient’s blood is drawn and processed at high speeds in a centrifuge. The injured area is assessed with ultrasound, then the PRP is injected under ultrasound guidance into the affected or injured area. Local anesthetics are typically not used for the procedure due to the negative effects these medications have on the PRP.

Pain medications are often prescribed as the treated area may feel sore and painful immediately after treatment. However, these should only be taken as prescribed by a doctor. Cold therapy, rest and elevation are recommended for the first 48 hours. It is advised not to resume anti-inflammatories for a minimum of two weeks post injection. Resuming regular activities as tolerated is typically the way to reintegrate to your normal life.

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Daniel Gonzalez

M.D.

Dr. Daniel Gonzalez is a sports medicine physician, board-certified in Family Medicine, who completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where he gained significant experience at the highest level of collegiate and professional sports serving as an Associate Team Physician for Georgia State University’s NCAA Division-1 Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Soccer, and Cross Country, as well as an Associate Player Physician for the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake, Georgia. He also had the unique experience of providing medical coverage for USA Track and Field Olympic Athletes during their 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials.

A graduate from Florida State University and Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Gonzalez completed his Family Medicine Residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey, where he was awarded the 2019 Resident Teacher Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

He has a genuine interest in providing specialized medical care by maximizing nonoperative treatments in order to help you get back to doing what it is you enjoy most in life. Dr. Gonzalez is a native of South Florida who enjoys fishing and boating, as well as traveling in order to experience new places and cultures.

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Dr. Scott D. Kazdan

D.O., FAAOS

Dr. Scott Kazdan is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 23 years experience. He has been serving West Broward county in private practice with a focus on Sports Medicine and Joint replacement.

He received his Bachelor of Science from Tulane University and his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his Orthopedic Residency at Peninsula Hospital Center in New York.

Dr. Kazdan is a General Orthopedic Surgeon treating a wide range of orthopedic injuries and issues. He employs the latest techniques in Surgical and Nonsurgical care. With his knowledge and experience his team will continue to provide outstanding care for their patients.

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Dr. Fabian Morales

M.D., MS, CAQSM

Dr. Fabian Morales is one of only a handful of physicians in the United States to be double board-certified in both Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine and certified to practice Age Management Medicine. In addition to the acute management of orthopedic injuries and illnesses, Dr. Morales provides a full spectrum of orthopedic care including diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, fracture management and regenerative non-surgical orthopedics. Dr. Morales has significant experience at the highest levels of professional sports including serving as Medical Director for Event Medical Services at the National Basketball Association. He provides medical coverage for elite level athletes domestically and internationally including NBA Global Games, NBA finals, All Star Games and NBA basketball camps. He has also served as medical director for USA Boxing where he provided medical coverage at ringside for youth and adult boxing matches.

Dr. Morales has a special interest in regenerative nonsurgical orthopedics and Age Management for patients and athletes throughout their lives. He is a pioneer in the use of Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell treatments for a variety of orthopedic conditions.

A graduate of the Rutgers Medical School, Dr. Morales completed a residency at Jacobi Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA where he served as a team physician for Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates.

Dr. Morales has been core faculty at the Sports Medicine fellowship at North Shore/LIJ Hofstra School of Medicine in New York and is the current supervisor of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine rotation at the Emergency Medicine residency program at Kendall Regional Hospital in Miami. He has done multiple presentations and lectures on sports medicine and anti-aging as well as having multiple publications in the field. He has also been interviewed multiple times in television and print on topics relating to sports medicine.

Dr. Morales has been a life long athlete and participates in Mixed Martial Arts and CrossFit/Interval Training.

Dr. Morales is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in both English and Spanish.