Platelet-rich Plasma Treatment Now Offered at Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates

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Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) has expanded its offerings of outpatient services to include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment at their Fredericksburg location. The treatment is being offered as an alternative pain-relief option for patients who suffer from an injury, arthritis, or tendonitis.

An injection of PRP can provide long-term pain relief by stimulating the body to produce more reparative cells and accelerate the natural healing process. PRP treatment is not only used to heal symptomatic issues, but also to preserve the joints and retard the acceleration of early degenerative disease, even before patients begin to experience pain. Data has shown that injections are typically effective for 6 to 12 months.

“Orthopedic surgeons and dentists have been using PRP for some time, but the treatment is fairly new in some applications,” said Dr. John J. McLaughlin, Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Interventional Radiologist at VIVA. “It’s exciting to make this service accessible and available to our local community.”

The best candidates for PRP are patients who have had an injury to their tendons, ligaments or joints, or patients who suffer from mild to moderate arthritis or tendonitis. Any injury to the body could potentially heal faster and benefit from PRP. Those who are interested in learning more about PRP treatment at VIVA should call (540) 654-9118 to schedule a consultation or go to

Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) is the region’s only multi-specialty practice with a team of Interventional Radiologists and Vascular Surgeons who are Board Certified and Fellowship Trained. In our fully-equipped outpatient setting, VIVA offers comprehensive vascular and interventional radiology care. This facility is easily accessible from I-95 in Fredericksburg. A leader in healthcare, VIVA provides the convenience and comfort of an outpatient setting with the highest quality of care, affordability, and patient satisfaction. VIVA meets the rigorous standards established by accreditation organizations, including AAAHC and IAC.