Having been active in sports throughout his life, Dr. Kenneth J. Donovan understands the desire to get back in the game as soon as possible. Any doctor can prescribe rest for a multitude of conditions, but that doesn’t help the athlete who needs to remain on a training schedule, or has a game quickly approaching. Dr. Donovan utilizes the latest techniques in getting patients back to the activities they love.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is one such treatment. Once available only to professional athletes, this innovative treatment is now available to every patient of Dr. Donovan. PRP involves taking a small amount of blood from a patient, and spinning it down until the stem cell growth factors are concentrated. This concentrated fluid is then injected near the part of the foot, ankle or leg that needs healing. PRP sends nutrients right where it’s needed to expedite healing, unlike traditional cortisone shots that mostly just “mask” the pain and can lead to tendon ruptures.