What is PRP?
PRP is Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is an innovative approach to tissue regeneration that uses the patient’s own blood. Typical concentrations of platelets in PRP are 5-10 times that found in normal blood. After obtaining blood from the patient it is spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the myriad of growth factors and anti-inflammatory proteins in the plasma that, once injected into the site of injury, produces a powerful and permanent healing response.
Advantages of PRP Therapy for Joint Pain,
Tendon and Ligament Injuries
- Safe – The platelets are harvested from your own blood, so there is little to no risk of an adverse rejection reaction or disease transmission.
- Cost Effective – PRP treatment is a quick, cost effective, outpatient procedure that’s harvested from 60-120 cc’s of your own blood. No hospital or facility costs are incurred.
- Fast Healing Time – PRP Therapy is a 60 minute in-office procedure. This gives you the freedom to resume daily activities with fast healing time. Patients will often need a break from sports and exercise for several weeks to a month.
- Avoidance of Invasive Surgery – Stem cell therapy administered in concert with PRP injections often leads to avoidance of joint surgery or lifting the burden of pain medication.
- All-Natural – By using your own harvested platelets, you are giving your body a chance to heal itself naturally.
Am I a Candidate?
Soft tissue injuries and acute conditions are very responsive to PRP. One-on-one consultation can best determine if you and your specific issue could benefit from the treatment.
Chronic and other joint conditions that PRP treatment alone is not sufficient for can very often be treated with stem cells harvested from your own body.
Soft tissue injuries and acute conditions are often very responsive to PRP.
Platelet-rich plasma injections can be used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions that include:
- Lumbar disc disease
- Degenerative disc disease
- Joint pain from arthritis
- Meniscal/labral tears
- Partial tendon tears
- Ligament sprains or tears
- Nerve inflammation
- Plantar fasciitis
The National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), and the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as the World Anti-Doping Agency have all declared that PRP is a non-performance enhancing, safe, and legal treatment for sports injuries.
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