This safe, natural procedure provides fast, lasting pain relief for patients suffering from chronic ligament, tendon or joint injuries. Due to its regenerative benefits, PRP works for people who may not have had success with other therapies, and often eliminates the need for surgery or more aggressive treatments in the future.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are replacing traditional orthopedic surgery in many instances for conditions that range from soft tissue injuries (tendonitis, muscle tears, ligamentous injuries) to various joint afflictions, such as a torn meniscus or mild to moderate arthritis of the joints. Regenerative techniques can be tailored to meet each patient’s orthopedic needs wherever he or she is experiencing discomfort.
The treatment of PRP is relatively simple and can be completed in one session. We collect the PRP by drawing a small amount of your blood, putting it into an FDA cleared device, placing it in a centrifuge and spinning it until the platelets separate from the blood. The PRP is then injected into the areas of concern to begin the regeneration and healing of both soft tissue injuries and various joint afflictions.
PRP is actually blood plasma containing a concentrated amount of platelets and other vital growth factors. The platelets are the most important part of this procedure, these are what contain growth factors and bioactive and signaling proteins. The bioactive, or healing proteins, are what begin to repair and regenerate tissue. This is especially effective in stimulating healing, as well as developing new blood vessels and acting as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. The signaling proteins actually call stem cells to the desired area to assist in the regeneration of your tissues.
For most patients PRP offers an effective, alternative treatment for those who do not wish to have surgery. An initial evaluation with our medical practitioner will determine if PRP is a viable treatment option for you.
Patients can expect to see significant improvements in symptoms, elimination of the need for more traditional treatments such as medications, cortisone injections, or surgery, and a dramatic return of function.