Richard Emmanuel, M.D. – Santa Monica PRP Orthopedics

Santa Monica PRP Orthopedics Specialist, P. Richard Emmanuel, M.D. at Orthopedic & Spine Institute has been using Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in the field of orthopedics for many years, allowing countless patients to obtain numerous benefits and heal several different areas of the body. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has the ability to reduce pain, heal traumatic injuries, rebuild cartilage, and reduce inflammation. Santa Monica, California Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy programs use platelets from the patients’ body to stimulate the production of stem cells, allowing for regeneration and regrowth of damaged tissues. Patients suffering from a wide variety of ailments have been able to greatly improve their overall quality of life with this advanced therapy.

Some areas of the body that PRP Therapy is commonly used to improve include:


The knees are constantly being used throughout the course of daily activities, and they often take a beating in men and women that exercise frequently or play sports. Activities such as running, climbing, biking, or even walking can all negatively impact the knees. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to improve pain that occurs with wear and tear over time or pain and inflammation from injuries, such as ACL or PCL tears, cartilage degeneration, or meniscus tears. PRP can help to regenerate these areas and improve overall function and pain levels.


Many people encounter shoulder injuries or pain throughout their lifetimes, with the most common shoulder injuries being a rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder. These conditions can cause men and women to lose their range of motion and function of their shoulder. Some people also have trouble sleeping because they cannot lie on their sides, while others experience pain and stiffness. Santa Monica PRP Orthopedics Specialist, P. Richard Emmanuel, M.D. can help to improve these shoulder conditions and others that may lead to pain or loss of function.


Wrist pain is a common complaint and is often caused from either arthritis, past trauma, or carpal tunnel. Because the wrists are used in countless daily activities, pain or impairments can interfere with daily life, reducing the ability to perform work or simple functions. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can allow men and women to decrease wrist pain and to effectively resume their daily activities.


Several bones make up the hands, which are used in almost every daily activity people perform. Hand pain in the form or arthritis or injuries can lead to numerous problems performing daily functions, while also interfering with work. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help men and women to overcome hand pain and help them to heal quicker from injuries.


The ankles endure a lot of impact throughout the course of life; activities such as walking, running, bicycling, or climbing all involve a heavy impact on the ankles. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has helped many people to recover from ankle pain or injuries, allowing them to return to doing activities and improving their overall quality of life.


Elbow pain commonly occurs from overuse with sports such as tennis or golf, and many people complain of tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. Over time, the tendons around the elbow can continuously be injured, leading to chronic or ongoing pain. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can reduce the occurrence of scar tissue and reduce pain.

Santa Monica PRP Orthopedics Specialist, P. Richard Emmanuel, M.D. at Orthopedic & Spine Institute can help patients to determine which area of the body can benefit the most from PRP. Patients will receive a customized PRP plan that takes their specific injuries, lifestyle choices, and pain levels into account. Many men and women that have received Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for orthopedic injuries or pain have been able to recover faster and return to their normal activities.

I am very proud to have served patients in our community. By offering you the most advanced surgical techniques in spine surgery and joint reconstruction, I am able to offer you and your family the special one-on-one care you need. My staff and I welcome you and assure you that we are committed to giving you the best orthopedic care possible.

– P. Richard Emmanuel MD

To learn more about obtaining a customized PRP plan, contact Santa Monica PRP Orthopedics Specialist, P. Richard Emmanuel, M.D. at Orthopedic & Spine Institute today to schedule a consultation!

Call Santa Monica PRP Orthopedics Specialist, P. Richard Emmanuel, M.D. of Orthopedic & Spine to schedule your Platelet Rich Plasma consultation to discuss which procedure is best for you!