Platelet Rich Therapy
How Is The Procedure Performed?
Platelet Rich Plasma injections are as natural as it gets, because it is the plasma from your own drawn blood. After the blood is drawn it is spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. This plasma is rich in your own platelets. At 6-8 times their natural concentration, the growth factors and nutrient-rich platelets are then injected under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance back into a patient’s problem area. Significant improvements in function and reduction of pain have been seen.
Who Benefits from Platelet Rich Plasma Injections?
Platelet Rich Plasma injections are an increasingly popular alternative to surgery. Whether you are an elite athlete or a “Weekend Warrior,” regenerative therapies including PRP are safe and effective nonsurgical therapies designed to treat some types of chronic pain.
Platelet rich plasma has been gaining popularity amongst many famous athletes who have used it for various musculoskeletal injuries, such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries. These types of conditions have typically been treated with medications, physical therapy, or even surgery in the past. Some athletes have credited platelet rich plasma with their being able to return more quickly to competition. In fact, many patients or athletes that have failed steroid injection or even surgical procedures turn to platelet rich plasma injections.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Indicated For?
Platelet rich plasma therapy can be considered in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries, including but not limited to:
- Tennis elbow (medial and lateral epicondylitis)
- Partial thickness rotator cuff tears
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- knee ligament tears
- Acute and chronic tendon problems
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Chronic low back and neck pain from injured ligaments, tendons, and muscles
- chronic overuse injuries to the ankles, knee and shoulders
- arthritic joints
- chronic back and spine arthritis and pain
- degenerative disc disease
- degenerative joints, ligaments and tendon injuries.
What are the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma?
- Minimally invasive
- Natural healing process
- Safe and low risk
- Packed with growth and healing factors
- Same day procedure
A Platelet Rich Therapy Doctor Explains Prolotherapy
Prolotherapy, or ligament reconstructive therapy, is a safe, non-surgical treatment for chronic pain, injury and arthritis. Common problems treated with Prolotherapy include joint laxity, arthritis, TMJ dysfunction, chronic neck and back pain, shoulder injuries, injuries to the wrists, elbows, knees and ankles, and whiplash-type motor vehicle accident injuries.
Prolotherapy targets the joint, ligaments and tendons that are weakened and stretched out from injury or aging. This stimulation of the body’s healing mechanism helps to restore strength and integrity to the damaged area. The procedure involves injecting a solution into the damaged joint, ligament or tendon. This stimulates the body and starts the healing process. With Prolotherapy, the pain is NOT covered up. The injury and source of the pain is healed.
Learn More about Platelet Rich Therapy from A Member of Our Team
At EMA, we promise to treat you with the utmost dignity and respect. Our goal is to help you recover from you injury so that you can get the most out of life. Talk to one of our platelet rich therapy professionals today and find out if this treatment program will work for you.
We are dedicated to maximizing the functioning potential of every patient by employing state-of-the-art rehabilitation techniques. Contact our office today and find out more about platelet rich therapy.