The below is an old post about my personal recovery with a tough injury of my TFCC. As of today, I am pleased to say I am in zero pain.
For those whom saw me for treatment in the winter months, you may have noticed my right wrist had been taped for support. Unfortunately, I suffered a Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) tear from a hockey injury that just won’t fully heal to my lifestyle needs with non-invasive treatment. Don’t get me wrong, our non-invasive treatment has improved function and pain significantly on a daily basis; however, everyone has different rehabilitation needs according to their lifestyle and as you know, I live a very active lifestyle. So I decided to take a more invasive approach with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injections.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate 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 problems. In short, we drew my own blood, placed it in a centrifuge machine that separates a concentrated dose of my own platelet rich plasma from the rest of my blood cells, and then injected into the injury site.
This was a no brainer next step in my treatment as it goes along with the osteopathic philosophy of providing the body with the conditions necessary to self regulate and heal itself. No steroids and no medications involved in this treatment aside from a local anesthetic prior to the injection.
Working together with our medical doctor, Dr. Fedoruk, we were able to make this educated decision and be able to perform this procedure in a timely manor.
I will let everyone know the progress and the outcomes of this treatment for my injury. If you believe this type of treatment could benefit you, our team would be happy to discuss if it is right for you and your condition.
Who knew, I am human after all.
Spencer Jean, DO, DO(MP), MBA