By Frank Alberta

PRP Helps Throwing Athletes with Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears

Interesting news for the use of Platelet Rich Plasma, a new injectable, non-surgical technique to stimulate healing of chronic soft-tissue injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle joints. A new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2012 conference reported 94% of pitchers who underwent platelet rich plasma injections for partial ulnar collateral ligament tears in the elbow returned to play without surgery. The ulna collateral ligament provides elbow stability during throwing and can sometimes result… [more]

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Frank G. Alberta, M.D.

Dr. Frank G. Alberta is a mainstay of the orthopaedic community here in North Jersey. With over 15 years of experience in shoulder/elbow/knee surgery, he’s a leader in the field—one who is regularly recognized as a Top Doc by respected publications in New York and New Jersey. He doesn’t simply treat patients, he rebuilds lives. And now we’re proud to welcome him to the expert team at Rothman Orthopaedics.

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