Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

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Platelet Rich Plasma InjectionsWhat is PRP

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your own blood which contains healing factors, such as white blood cells and bioactive proteins, called growth factors and stem cell markers. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. Platelets, once thought of being responsible for only clotting, have been scientifically proven to be a reservoir of these vital healing components. With advanced techniques we are able to concentrate these regenerative healing cells in a simple outpatient setting to strengthen, tighten, and regenerate injured tissue.

Little To No Risk Factors

PRP is from your own blood, so there is little to no risk when preformed by a trained professional. Since the cells are from you there is no risk for an allergic or immune reaction. Side effects or complications with PRP are extremely rare.

Procedure Time

The total process can last up to 30 minutes, with most of the time used for processing by a trained medical provider.

The Healing Process

PRP signals for Stem cells and regenerative cells to repair and rebuild the damaged tissue. This accelerated healing process reduces pain, promotes increased strength, and improves overall function. The process, called the healing cascade, can be active and take place over a 4-6 week period.

Recovers After Treatment

Anesthetic is used to numb the skin and wears off in 1-2 hours. Mild pain and swelling may occur at the injection site. Most patients return to usual activities with NO down time.

Obtaining PRP

A small amount of peripheral blood is taken from the patient and placed into a FDA medically approved container. This sterile disposable container is placed in a specialized centrifuge, for spinning, to separate the whole blood sample into ‘layers’ of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and red blood cells. The PRP layer is aspirated from the red blood cells and is injected or applied, under sterile conditions, into the localized area of abnormality.

Long Term Outcomes

Patients can expect to see significant improvement in symptoms over the course of healing time. This procedure may eliminate the need for further invasive treatments, such as surgery or prolonged use of medications. While other treatments such as corticosteroid injections may provide temporary relief and stop inflammation =, PRP injections stimulate healing of the injury over a shorter time period with less side effects. Patients usually report a gradual improvement in symptoms and return of function. Many patients require two to three treatments to obtain optimal results and may even experience a dramatic return of function within 2-3 months.

Why PRP?

  • Less side effects when compared to steroid injections or surgery
  • Longer lasting
  • Natural and organic; from your own body
  • Speeds up and promotes healing
  • Minimal to no down time
  • Minimally invasive

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