I have been suffering from severe osteoarthritis of the right shoulder for five years. Before I started to see Dr Kaplan, I have tried physical therapy, herbal anti-inflammatory medicines, vibration therapy, and stem cell injections. These treatments provided some relief but I continued to have pain during windsurfing, and other strenuous activities. My shoulder was getting gradually worse, and was popping, rubbing, and grinding.
My quality of life was significantly affected. Windsurfing is my passion and I became depressed as it became increasingly more difficult for me to enjoy the sport. I was also having difficulty sleeping and using crutches which I need to use when I am not wearing my leg prosthesis.
I received three PRP treatments from Dr Kaplan. They were done under ultrasound guidance for accuracy. Dr Kaplan’s treatments have allowed me to windsurf longer and with out significant pain. I can move my shoulder with less popping and grinding and sleep better at night. Dr. Kaplan has a practical and knowledgeable approach. His evaluation by ultrasound at each treatment allows for better injection technique and with reduced discomfort.