OUR CUSTOM PRP INJECTION THERAPY
Our PRP treatment may help to improve the symptoms of or even cure many debilitating conditions involving the bones, joints or other tissue types. Patients have enjoyed great success when receiving this therapy in place of surgery or other invasive procedures. This amazing therapy consists of the careful extraction of concentrated platelets and other regenerative cell types from your own blood. These cells are then resuspended in a small volume of your blood plasma and then applied to the treatment site. This type of PRP treatment has been used by physicians to successfully treat various conditions.
THE INJECTION PROCEDURE
Our PRP injection procedure is performed at the point of care (at the bedside): On the day of the procedure the patient is made comfortable while the injection is prepared. The injection site is aseptically cleansed and then locally anesthetized. Using a small gauge needle, the physician will introduce the PRP injection into the affected area under guided ultrasound or fluoroscopy.
The injection procedure is usually completed in under 10 minutes. The physician will then provide post-procedure instructions which will include avoiding NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Other pain medications may be prescribed if necessary.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our custom PRP injection provides concentrated growth factors and other active healing mediators to the affected area. Once this occurs a set of bioactive processes take place causing active tissue repair. This process goes on for weeks after just one application. Patients generally begin to see improvement in pain and mobility after 4 to 6 weeks. The improvement will continue for up to 6 months. Most patients are satisfied with one treatment but it is common to have multiple treatments for larger defects or complicated pathologies. Many patients are able to avoid surgery when using this treatment option.
Athletes receiving PRP recovered their range of motion earlier (7 vs 11 weeks).
Those treated with PRP were able to return to their sport activity at an average of 14 weeks compared to an average of 22 weeks without PRP treatment.