Platelet Rich Plasma


Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelets are cells found within the make up of blood. The platelets bind together when they sense damaged blood vessels. This is why when you get a cut, the platelets bind to the damaged blood vessel causing a blood clot. Platelets allow the bleeding to stop and begin the healing process.

While platelets are found naturally in the body, they are being used to treat many different medical conditions. Physicians use Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to treat patients with needs ranging from aesthetic cosmetic procedures to injury healing.  By using PRP, desired results can be achieved without the time, risk or cost of surgery.

Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to treat the following:

  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Chronic Knee Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Sports-related Injury
  • Regenerative Therapy
  • Sexual Health O-Shot, P-Shot

Since platelets play a key role in wound and soft tissue healing, PRP can promote healing throughout the body. Meet with a physician to determine need for the procedure. To begin, the physician or nurse will draw blood from the patient’s arm as they would with any routine blood work. The blood is then run through a centrifuge to separate the platelets. By using the body’s own blood, the patient won’t have negative reaction to the procedure.

The nurse will sterilize the area of treatment and then apply an anesthetic to numb the area. The PRP is injected into the damaged body part or desired area through a thin needle to begin the rejuvenating healing process. Because of the design of the platelets, new cells are being generated immediately, beginning the natural healing process of joints and soft tissues.

The outpatient procedure takes an hour to complete.  Shortly after, the patient will be released. Certain cases may require 3-4 treatments before desire results are acquired and damaged tissues are completely healed.

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