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  1. Tricare Now Covering PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections in Raleigh NC

    Tricare Is NOW covering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections (Effective Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2024) TRICARE may cover PRP injections if you’re diagnosed with: Mild to moderate chronic osteoarthritis of the knee Lateral epicondylitis, also known as “tennis elbow” What is PRP ? When you’re injured, your body immediately begins a natural healing […]

  2. 3 Nonsurgical Options for Joint and Tendon Pain

    By Dr. Matthew Kanaan, Wake Nonsurgical Ortho (A Division of Wake Internal Medicine) Many patients deal with ongoing joint pain and tendonitis, and might even delay seeing a physician due to the fear of surgery. However, there are plenty of nonsurgical alternatives that exist today to help you reduce pain and remain active. There are […]

  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Update

    We recognize that COVID-19 vaccines are at the top of everyone’s mind and that many individuals are hoping to schedule vaccinations with us. While we are eager to be a vaccine resource for all of our patients, we are at the mercy of the state to receive allocations. We have the staff and resources ready […]

  4. How to Relieve Joint Pain Using Your Own Platelets

    Top 5 FAQ’s about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy What is Plasma Rich Platelet (PRP) Therapy?     PRP is an innovative treatment that uses your body’s own platelets to stimulate healing and reduce pain.  PRP therapy introduces a high concentration of platelets (extracted via blood draw) to a damaged or injured area.  The platelets surround […]

  5. What to Expect: Face Masks, Visitors, & Cleaning

    The Governor is expected to relax the stay-at-home order in North Carolina this Friday, but wearing a facemask when in public areas will remain a recommendation. At Wake Internal Medicine, we are asking all of our patients to please wear a mask or face covering when coming to the practice. Also, our preference is that […]

  6. NC Observer Article on PRP

    Platelet-Rich Plasma: PRP Injections Helped Resolve Knee Pain People with tendinitis, sports injuries or osteoarthritis might be intrigued by something called platelet-rich plasma or PRP injections. Is there research?4.5- 56 ratingsArthritisJoe GraedonMarch 09, 20206 Comments Have you ever heard of platelet-rich plasma? Most people have not. PRP injections have been around since about 2000. They […]

  7. New Treatments for Arthritis Pain

    New Treatments for Arthritis Pain at Wake Nonsurgical Ortho & Sports Medicine By Dr. Matthew Kanaan When you’re injured, your body immediately begins a natural healing process to repair the damaged tissue. Platelets migrate to the site of the injury and start releasing signals to trigger the immune response that initiates healing. Platelet-rich therapy, or […]

  8. How does PRP help pain?

    When you’re injured, your body immediately begins a natural healing process to repair the damaged tissue. Platelets migrate to the site of the injury and start releasing inflammatory signals to trigger the immune response that initiates rapid healing. Platelet-rich therapy, or PRP therapy, introduces a high concentration of platelets to a damaged or injured area. […]

  9. What is Advanced Regenerative Care In Orthopedics?

    Why choose PRP over Stem Cells (MSC’s, Umbilical and Amniotic) first? Advanced regenerative treatments are NOT covered by insurance, and there are a lot of clinics that use this to take advantage of patients by selling treatments that are misrepresented.  Stem cells and PRP both have very limited data to support them!  Never trust a […]

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