PRP Injections

New Treatment Option For Chronic Foot Conditions

Performed in Our Office!

PRP is “platelet-rich plasma”. This is also known as autologous blood concentrate APC. Platelets are a specialized type of blood cells that are involved with injury healing. With PRP, a concentrated platelet solution is injected into the injured area to stimulate healing.

PRP works by recreating and stimulating the bodies’ natural healing process. Since human platelets are naturally extremely rich in connective tissue growth factor, injecting these growth factors into damaged ligaments and tendons stimulates a natural repair process. In order to benefit from these natural healing proteins the platelets must first be concentrated.

PRP can be performed in office setting. First, blood is drawn form the patient and placed in a special centrifuge, where the blood is spun down. During this process the platelets are separated from the red blood cells and are concentrated. The red blood cells are then discarded and the resulting platelets concentrate is used for treatment. During the time the blood is spinning in the centrifuge, the painful area is injected with a local anesthetic such as lidocaine, to numb it up. Once the area is anesthetized, the concentrated growth factros are then injected with Ultrasound guidance into the area of injury. The entire treatment takes approximately 30-40 minutes.

For the first week after the injections it is critical to avoid anti-inflammatories such as Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Celebrex, Mobic etc. Also, patients are to avoid using ice on the treated area. These will interfere with the healing response.

Tylenol may be used for pain relief. Patients may be places into a cam walker or soft cast for 3-4 days, after the injection. Generally, patients may return to normal gym activities in 3-4 weeks after the treatment.

Typically, after the initial treatment, patients are seen for a follow up in 6-8 weeks. Some patients respond very well after just one treatment. However, typically 1-3 treatments are necessary.

Improvement of 80-85% is suggested by most studies. Some patients experience complete relief in their pain and the results are generally permanent!!

Foot Conditions that are effectively treated with PRP

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Ligament Tears
  • Non healing fractures
  • Ulcers

PRP works best for chronic ligament and tendon sprains/strains that have failed other conservative treatment. Also it can be used for bone healing and wounds and many other soft tissue injuries.

Zinoviy Rabinovich, DPM

Podiatrist located in Northbrook, IL & Crest Hill, IL

Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic provides podiatry services to patients in Northbrook and Crest Hill, Illinois. The board certified staff of Dr. Zinoviy Rabinovich provides foot and ankle care for the whole family, including plantar fasciitis and heel pain treatment, treatment for warts, treatment for nail problems, orthotics, wound care, nail and skin fungal treatment, treatment for foot and ankle injuries, and children's foot care.

The goal at Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic is to provide the best possible foot and ankle treatment options to each and every patient. The Board Certified podiatrist at Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Zinoviy Rabinovich, is experienced in minimally invasive treatments, foot and ankle surgery, and in virtually all aspects of foot and ankle care. The team at Absolute Foot & Ankle Care regards their patients as family. Each person is treated with compassion, warmth, and understanding. Having foot or ankle issues of any type? Call the team at Absolute Foot & Ankle Care to make an appointment today.

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Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic provides podiatry services to patients in Northbrook and Crest Hill, Illinois. The board certified staff of Dr. Zinoviy Rabinovich provides foot and ankle care for the whole family, including plantar fasciitis and heel pain treatment, treatment for warts, treatment for nail problems, orthotics, wound care, nail and skin fungal treatment, treatment for foot and ankle injuries, and children's foot care.

The goal at Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic is to provide the best possible foot and ankle treatment options to each and every patient. The Board Certified podiatrist at Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Zinoviy Rabinovich, is experienced in minimally invasive treatments, foot and ankle surgery, and in virtually all aspects of foot and ankle care. The team at Absolute Foot & Ankle Care regards their patients as family. Each person is treated with compassion, warmth, and understanding. Having foot or ankle issues of any type? Call the team at Absolute Foot & Ankle Care to make an appointment today.


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Insurance

We accept Medicare and its supplements and most private (PPO) insurances. Please call our office for verification of your specific insurance plan and benefits. Our list of insurance includes but is not limited to BCBSIL, Medicare and it’s supplements, Humana, Great West, Cigna, United Healthcare, Professional Benefits Administration, Multiplan, Workman's Compensation. We accept all major credit cards, cash and check payments, and offer significant discounts to cash payments.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Great West Health Care
Humana
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
UniCare
UnitedHealthcare
Workers Compensation
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "Looking for a good ankle clinic is never fun, but its great when you find a good doctor. Dr. Robinovich really cares about you."

    Steve A.
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    "Dr. Rabinovich is an awesome doctor. He takes his time to make sure you understand and don't have any questions before you leave. "

    Marleah F.
  • Wellness

    "Zinoviy Rabinovich is an excellent podiatrist and surgeon! He is also friendly and caring about his patients and so is his staff. I would highly recommend this doctor."

    Diana Sutrop
  • Wellness

    "I have seen Zinoviy Rabinovich in his Northbrook office, Absolute Foot and Ankle Clinic several times and have always been highly satisfied with the level of service"

    Peter Morano
  • Wellness

    "Dr. Rabinovich is very knowledgeable and helpful in all aspects of foot care, but what I like best is that he is always personable and has time for my questions"

    Yevgenia
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