Some injuries may lead you to needing surgery which leads to inactivity and immobilization for long periods of time. With platelet-rich plasma therapy can change all of that. Many injuries can be treated with a simple PRP injection that promotes healthy, natural healing without a need for surgery.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, a protein from your own blood. These platelets contains a substance, growth factors that play an important role in your body’s healing process. Growth factors stimulate the repair of damaged tissues. Since PRP comes from your blood naturally, this treatment option poses no risk of rejection or allergic reaction.
PRP therapy begins with taking a blood sample and processing it to figure out the number of platelets. These platelets are then highly-concentrated and injected back into the injury site. The platelets work to stimulate local or regional healing to the injury. PRP therapy treatments little time and is done in office. Injections may be used to “jumpstart” the healing process following surgery.
PRP therapy treatment plays an important role in recovery and can treat a handful of conditions:
Exploring your options for PRP therapy could be the breakthrough you’ve been searching for to help you live better. Schedule your free in-office consultation today to learn more about how we can use this revolutionary treatment option to help you by calling (618) 747-3200.