Platelet therapy, often referred to as platelet rich plasma (PRP), is a revolutionary new treatment that relieves pain by causing long lasting healing of painful conditions by amplifying the healing power of your body.
PRP is already showing exciting success in treating:
- arthritis of the knee
- hip arthritis
- spinal pain
- rotator cuff tears
- chronic plantar fascitis
- anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- pelvic pain and instability
- back and neck injuries
- tennis elbow
- ankle sprains
- ligament sprains
Our physicians can determine if this advanced, non-surgical treatment is right for you.
How is our PRP different?
We utilize state of the art equipment that creates the highest quality Platelet concentrate. Each case is determined by physician to create the exact volume as well as concentration of platelets depending on the use. Our process is done by hand, and results in a more highly successful treatment.
Why Accuracy is Important?
In order to get the treatment to the injured area it is very important to be accurate. All of our injections are done with the help image guidance like xray or ultrasound. We get the best outcomes because the treatment is delivered to the injured area with precision. We often achieve true recovery when the joint strength is restored. We perform a comprehensive treatment of all damaged structures and supporting ligaments and tendons as part of the treatment. Using these treatements we give the injured structure the best opportunity to fully recover.
How does PRP therapy help?
The body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells. Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells. PRP therapy’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets. To create PRP therapy, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. These platelets have been further refined and concentrated depending on their specific use. The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the body’s natural healing signal. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction.
How long does it take?
The procedure takes approximately about two hours, including preparation and recovery time. Performed safely in a medical office, PRP therapy relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery. In fact, most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.
What are the next steps after treatment?
Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks and gradually increasing as the healing continues. Research studies show that PRP treatments are very effective at relieving pain allowing patients to return to their normal lives. Ultrasound and MRI have shown tissue repair after PRP therapy. Need for surgery is reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage gets worse.