Platelet-Rich Plasma


Regenerative medicine may sound like science fiction, but it is science fact at Dr. Venuto’s practice. He is on the forefront of this field and was one of the first physicians in the country to use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to accelerate tissue healing during orthopedic care.

Recent advances in PRP technology have made it possible for Orange County, California orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ralph Venuto to promote healing, reduce inflammation and speed recovery without surgery. When activated in the body, platelets in the blood release regenerative cells known as “growth factors.” PRP contains several types of growth factors that naturally stabilize and repair tissue while helping to form new, healthy blood cells.

Without PRP, injured tissues are often unable to repair themselves because they lack adequate blood supply. By using PRP, Dr. Venuto is able to provide the body with the enriched blood it would naturally produce to heal itself under normal circumstances.

Call Dr. Venuto today at 949-759-3600 or send us an email if you would like to learn more about stem cell treatment in Orange County.

Who Can Benefit?

PRP can be a valuable technique in enhancing soft-tissue repair, particularly for repairing tendons, treating osteoarthritis, and healing wounds. This treatment is popular for active adults, college and high school athletes, and those who suffer from other orthopedic conditions of the knee or shoulder, including rotator cuff problems, meniscus tears or iliotibial band syndrome. It is particularly popular for professional athletes such as Hines Ward and Mark Pulamaou who have used PRP to heal knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries. Dr. Venuto has experience treating a wide range of patients with PRP, and has undergone the therapy himself.

Another advantage of PRP therapy is that it can be a natural and cost-effective alternative to surgery. Because the injected substance is from the patient’s own body, there is very little chance of rejection or allergic reaction.

Choosing Dr. Venuto

Here are just a few reasons why so many people choose Orange County orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ralph Venuto for their care.

  • Board-certified in orthopedic surgery and specializing in sports medicine and the treatment of knee and shoulder disorders.
  • Uses many of the latest techniques in orthopedic care, including stem cell treatment and PRP, to help his patients heal faster and have better results.
  • One of the first surgeons in the country to perform arthroscopic surgery, without adding trauma or scarring.
  • Named one of the “Best Doctors in Orange County” in Orange Coast Magazine’s “The Doctor’s Doctor.”

Treatment Details

PRP is an innovative injectable procedure for treatment of athletic injuries to accelerate healing and relieve pain. Treatment involves removing some of the patient’s own blood and specially preparing it to initiate healing and cellular regeneration in injured tissue. Processing the blood produces enriched blood platelets that contain growth factors. These concentrated platelets are collected and then re-injected into the site of injury or damage to stimulate healing of connective tissue. Stem cells eventually replace the blood platelets and then differentiate into tissues that are specific to the injured area, such as cartilage, ligament, tendon, or even bone. One session takes about 20 minutes and produces no scarring.

Other Non-Surgical Treatments & Techniques

Dr. Venuto’s advanced therapies also include:


Get the help you need now.

Call Dr. Venuto at 949-759-3600 or SEND US AN EMAIL to schedule your appointment.

Pay Attention to Early Warning Signs…

At his orthopedic practice in Newport Beach serving Costa Mesa, Irvine, and all of Orange County, Dr. Venuto sees patients almost every day who are living with various orthopedic conditions of the knee or shoulder. Paying attention to early warning signs can
help lead to earlier treatment, which itself may minimize the pain and disability associated with your condition.

Call Dr. Venuto today at 949-759-3600 or send us an email to schedule your visit.

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