Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.
Dr. Jordan Leith is a specialist in shoulder, elbow, hip and knee arthroscopic reconstruction surgery. With his full-time practice based at Fortius, he's a committed member of our integrated team of practitioners. Dr. Leith is also available to assist with problem solving and client care for post-surgical recovery. He consults with numerous professional, university and national Olympic teams.
Appointments with Dr. Leith require a referral, and the fees are covered under the Medical Services Plan (MSP).
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy is a procedure that is used to assist healing of musculoskeletal and orthopedic sport injuries. Many athletes have safely received PRP for various problems and report improved healing and return to play. PRP works by increasing the concentration of the body's own growth factors. Injections of PRP can be used to augment healing of chronic tendon, acute ligament or muscle injuries and arthritis. PRP can also be used during surgery to augment healing for ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair.
At Fortius our Fellowship trained Orthopedic and Sport Medicine physicians use the Arthrex double syringe system and centrifuge. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and the PRP is separated from the blood by centrifuge. This system produces a platelet concentration of 2.5 to 4 times over baseline. The PRP along with local anesthetic is then carefully injected into injured tissue with the aim to improve healing time.
Research continues into the use of PRP therapy for various conditions and although it appears effective in some conditions, more evidence is necessary to determine benefits. The risks associated with PRP are minimal and include pain at the injection site. Reported risk of infection, nerve injury or tissue damage is similar to cortisone injection. The fee for service for this procedure is $600.