Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
A Treatment Option that Relieves, Repairs and Speeds Healing
Do you suffer from any of the below conditions? If so, you may be a candidate for PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy.
Common Conditions Treated with PRP
- • Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip & spine
- • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- • Back & neck injuries/ pain
- • Rotator cuff tendinopathy/ tears
- • Tennis elbow
- • Tendonitis & ligament sprains
- • Chronic knee pain
This is a non-surgical and in-office therapy that uses a patient's own blood to promote healing and recover from injuries. Many studies have shown its ability to regenerate tissues and decrease pain.
PRP treatment works through the activation of multiple growth factors contained in the platelet concentrate, and other molecules that allow for regeneration of bone, cartilage and tendon.
PRP injections are a popular option for athletes or when other treatments have failed to stop pain from affecting your quality of life.
Your Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Experience
Your in-office visit will last about 30 to 45 minutes:
- • Your blood is drawn and separated via centrifuge into layers to extract a platelet concentrate.
- • It is then injected into the painful area/pathological region of the musculoskeletal system.
Typically, one to three PRP injections may be needed to achieve the desired effect.
• Recovery is about two to four weeks, followed by a gentle stretching and strengthening program. The patient can then return to normal activity. Full results typically become noticeable in four to eight-weeks.
• There is no chance of rejection, since the platelets are from a patient's own blood, and the most commonly reported side effect is discomfort at the injection site.
Additional Platelet Rich Plasma Information and Resources
- • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections (Hospital for Special Surgery)
- • Healing Injuries With Blood? (ABC News)
- • The Value Of PRP In Orthopedics (Huffington Post)
- • Platelet Rich Plasma Works to Heal Tendonitis: New Non-Surgical Treatment Horizons (Huffington Post)