A patient of Dr. Christopher Rogers, Kristi Plume, has had successful PRP injections for two separate injuries. A torn rotator cuff was healed within 2 months of receiving the injection, by healing the tendon. Within 2-3 after the injection, Ms. Plume was pain free and able to resume full use of her shoulder and arm.
Only months later, Ms. Plume underwent PRP injections to treat osteoarthritis in both of her knees. The injections allowed her to get back to doing what she loves:
I’ve received PRP treatments from Dr. Rogers twice now for 2 different injuries. The first injury, a torn rotator cuff, completely healed within 2 months of receiving the PRP injection. It was quite fascinating to see the “before” and “after” ultrasound pictures, whereas the “before” showed a moderate tear and the “after” showed nothing but a healed tendon. Moreover, I was pain free and able to resume use of my shoulder/arm within 2-3 weeks from the date of the procedure. The first procedure was so successful, I underwent a PRP procedure again a few months ago for osteoarthritis in both of my knees. The PRP treatments have quite literally changed my life by allowing me to return to the active lifestyle I’ve always enjoyed. In addition, I avoided costly surgery, long-recovery times, and permanent, long-term pain and discomfort. I have full use of both my shoulder and knees without pain or discomfort. Dr. Rogers has a flawless bedside manner and he and his team of professionals deliver first class service to make their patients feel truly cared about. I cannot recommend San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group enough.
Kristi Plume has use of her shoulders and knees without any pain or discomfort.
Colleen is an active patient in her 60s who suffered from a partial tendon tear after a traumatic injury to her ankle. Her podiatrist placed her in a boot for weeks, but she continued to have pain and her injury was not healed. She consulted with Dr. Mary Ambach and was successfully treated with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP).
Dr. Ambach is a very gracious and supportive doctor. I have had an amazing experience with her and am on the way to 100% recovery.
Nancy is an active woman in her 50s who suffered from shoulder pain after undergoing rotator cuff surgery. Dr Ambach treated her with Platelet Rich Therapy (PRP) and now Nancy has full range of motion and is living pain free!
I spent year dealing with chronic pain and flair ups. The PRP with Dr. Ambach and then my work with Megan at Evolve Physical Therapy has been life changing.
Tom Pernice, Jr., an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Champions Tour, had injured his shoulder.In fact, he had a full thickness tear of his rotator cuff tendon, an injury that often requires surgery.The pain continued for months despite physical therapy and other medical treatments.
Pernice’s colleague, Dr. Greg Rose, co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), recommended that he consult with Dr. Chris Rogers at the San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group.Dr. Rogers evaluated the large, retracted tendon tear with high-resolution ultrasound imaging.Conservative care had not been effective and the current standard of care would include an arthroscopic surgical repair.Given that Pernice was preparing to start the tour season, he preferred to avoid surgery and a potentially long recovery.At that time, Dr. Rogers shared his experiences using a patient’s own cells to stimulate tendon healing.
For more than 12 years, Dr. Rogers has used platelet rich plasma (PRP) to heal small tendon tears with good results.PRP uses cells from a patient’s own blood to stimulate healing.For larger tendon tears, regenerative cells obtained from a patient’s own adipose (fat) tissue via a mini liposuction procedure would often give good results.Dr. Rogers shared that he had treated several patients with similar injuries, but Pernice’s injury was severe and the tendon had retracted away from its insertion on the bone.After careful consideration of his options, Pernice elected to give cell based therapy a try.
In May 2019, only a few weeks after his treatment, Pernice had already noticed decreased shoulder pain and improved range of motion.After eight more weeks of physical therapy, he was able to compete and won the Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.“Surgery would have prevented me from playing altogether.This was a very special win,” stated Pernice.
Now, one year after treatment, Pernice notes, “I have no pain in my right shoulder, movement, range of motion… everything’s as good as it could be, or better than it was.”Dr. Rogers was pleased and surprised when his recent repeat ultrasound exam showed that the tendon was nearly completely healed.“This is a very remarkable outcome, a testimony to Tom’s hard work and this treatment’s ability to heal a very bad injury.”
Richard is a 72-year old male who suffered from severe knee osteoarthritis in both knees. He is a patient of Dr. Ambach and had a successful treatments with fat-derived cell therapy and PRP. We are thankful for his testimonial and that he is living more comfortably!
I live on the beach and couldn’t walk very far on the beach without knees hurting. I had both stem cell and PRP treatments in both knees. I became pain free in 9 weeks! Oh, I used to have a problem going up and downstairs. No more. As I healed my knees because stronger and more flexible. For example, lowering myself to the floor and getting back up. Much better now. I am very thankful this treatments option was available.