PLATELET RICH PLASMA
We utilize biologics to minimize your pain!
Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. is proud to offer our patients Platelet
Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. This is a non-surgical treatment for anyone
who is struggling with common injuries, joint pain, tendonitis, or ligament
pain. This regenerative medicine accelerates your natural healing process
by activating your own stem cells and platelets in an injury site. This
allows your body to get back to normal without lengthy down time or painful
rehabilitation after surgery
ODid you know your own blood and bone marrow contain bioactive proteins
that initiate and control the healing process? At Non-Surgical Orthopaedics,
we can provide platelet rich plasma for those suffering from orthopaedic-related
pain. We use special equipment to draw and process your own blood, then
inject the processed blood into your injury site using fluoroscopy or
ultrasonic guidance. The process of platelet rich plasma takes about one
to two hours and the site of injection may be painful for one to two weeks.
How Are Blood Platelets Used?
Platelets are what helps to prevent clotting of blood and facilitate healing
of wounds. Our bodies are built to naturally regenerate themselves with
new and growing cells. Stem cells are the fundamental element in the process
of regenerating important tissues and muscles throughout our bodies. They
are aided in this process with bioactive protein contained in blood and
bone marrow. Regenerative medicine takes the approach of utilizing and
maximizing this natural process by drawing and processing the patient's
own blood and re-injecting it to the site of an injury. While the direct
aftermath of the process may be painful, this technique is intended to
boost the regeneration process your body is already undergoing by concentrating
stem cells around the area and providing them with the proteins to form
What Can I Expect If Receiving PRP?
The Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) technique involves using specialized equipment
to draw and process the patient's own blood. This is then injected
into the site of injury using either fluoroscopy or ultrasonic guidance.
The entire process can take one to two hours. The site of injection will
likely be very painful for one to two weeks. The process may be repeated
two, three, or more times to achieve the desired benefit of pain reduction,
joint strengthening, ligament and tendon repair, and improved function
by 4-6 months. Some insurance plans are beginning to partially cover the
Conditions That Platelet Rich Plasma Can Help Treat
- Pain reduction
- Joint strengthening
- Ligament and tendon repair
- Improved function
- Muscle Strain
- Muscle Fibrosis
- Enhance surgical outcomes
To learn more about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections click here!
Said improvements may be felt in about four to six months after the initial
injection. While platelet rich plasma is more expensive than traditional
solutions, some insurance providers are starting to partially cover the
procedure. If you would like to learn more about platelet rich plasma
and how it can help resolve your pain, please contact us at (770) 420-4645 today.