Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is known as a plasma that contains a significant amount of concerted platelets. These platelets contain growth inducing agents that are able to catalyze tissue repair and regeneration. PRP therapy works by extracting this high amount of platelets and injecting them in areas of your body that need refurbished.
How it Works
When a patient comes to us for PRP injections, our team of physicians makes them feel comfortable because of the years of expertise we have in this treatment. We will begin by drawing your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge so that we can isolate all platelets for your injection. The platelets will then be injected into the specified injured area, and there is often a short recovery period thereafter.
Who Can Benefit
The areas and pains on your body that can be treated with PRP include:
- Hip, knee, and shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- ACL tears
- Degenerative disc disease
- Muscle tears
- Neck and back pain
- Joint arthritis
- Ligament and muscle injuries in athletes
This injection is a natural trigger to your body that is going to ignite a natural healing process. Because of this, PRP therapy is also commonly used for post-surgery when patients are going through rehabilitation. The concentrated platelets are able to accelerate the recovery process and can reduce inflammation and pain.
What You Can Expect
If you decide this therapy may be right for you, each one of our patients will meet with a physician to discuss your medical history and desired outcomes of the entire process. This is also important for you and the physician to become more comfortable with each other and be absolutely sure this is the best route for your needs.
If you and the physician both decide PRP therapy is the most appropriate route, then you will be scheduled to come back for the injections, which will only take a couple hours. After your therapy, you can expect to start feeling results within 2-8 weeks,
Did You Know
PRP therapy has become an effective therapy for hair loss in some patients. Success using this therapy for hair growth is going to depend on various reasons for your hair loss. One of our physicians can identify if this therapy is appropriate for you.
If you would like to learn more about PRP therapy and what it can do for you, get in touch with us today.