Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Platelet-rich solution is formulated from the patient’s own blood. These healthy growth factors are then injected into damaged or impaired joints, stimulating the body’s natural healing process. PRP therapy can be beneficial for individuals who have undergone joint replacement surgery, as treatment for an injury, or as a way to reduce chronic or acute pain conditions. As a minimally invasive treatment, PRP can enhance the natural healing response within the body, reducing inflammation and increasing an individual’s quality of life.
Patients who experience everyday pain and discomfort, even after a series of additional treatments, may be candidates for PRP therapy. Since PRP is made from the patient’s own blood, it is a safe way to alleviate joint pain and discomfort following surgery, trauma, or an injury. PRP can be useful for individuals that:
- Need an alternative or additional surgery but cannot have a surgery
- Would like to postpone having a joint replacement surgery
- Would like to supplement their current pain management treatments
- Have tried many different options with minimal relief
The PRP treatment process begins with one of our experienced experts drawing blood from the patient. After the blood has been collected, it will be placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from other elements of the blood. The platelets will then be injected into the affected area(s). The exact amount of time that the treatment takes will vary, depending on the number of areas being injected with the solution. For most patients, a series of treatments may be necessary in order to achieve optimal, pain-relief results.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Some individuals experience slight tenderness or bruising near or around the injection site. This usually resolves within 1-2 days.
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