Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) in Bucks County
A Treatment Option that Relieves, Repairs & Speeds Healing
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) 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 proven 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 also a popular option for athletes or when other treatments have failed to stop pain from affecting your quality of life.
Conditions that may benefit from PRP include:
- 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
Do you suffer from any of these conditions? If so, you may be a candidate for PRP therapy in Bucks County. Discuss your condition with one of our skilled orthopedic physicians today by calling (215) 600-4714.
Your PRP Treatment Experience
Since 1985, the orthopedic physicians at Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists have been dedicated to bring the communities of Doylestown, Warrington, and the surrounding areas the best in orthopedic care, including innovative treatments like PRP. Our physicians will be with you every step of the way and will help you determine if PRP treatment is best for you.
Your PRP treatment experience will typically include:
- A 30 to 45 minute in-office visit
- Your blood is drawn and separated via centrifuge into layers to extract a platelet concentrate
- Your own platelets are 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.
Enjoy a Fast Recovery with PRP Treatment
After receiving platelet-rich platelet treatment, recovery typically includes three weeks of relative rest, followed by four to six weeks of progressive physical therapy. The patient can usually then return to normal, unrestricted activity. Full results may become noticeable in four to eight weeks. Additionally, 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 & 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)
If you are considering platelet-rich plasma treatment, you should schedule an appointment with your Bucks County orthopedic physician to find out if this treatment is a viable option for your personal situation. At Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists, we always put our patients' needs first and we are committed to providing you with comprehensive, compassionate care.