Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a cutting-edge treatment helping many patients find relief from acute injuries and chronic conditions without surgery. Patients with injuries like rotator cuff and ACL tears, ankle sprains and neck and back pain, as well as osteoarthritis have responded well to PRP.
PRP is concentrated from your own blood, which contains several cellular healing factors, and is injected or applied to the damaged tissue. Your body's first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells. PRP therapy intensifies the body’s response by delivering a higher concentration of platelets.
Because your own blood is used for the injection, there are little to no risk factors. Infection, allergic reactions or other side effects are extremely rare. The injection process takes about one to two hours and has little to no recovery time. Some patients require two to three treatments to obtain optimal results, but pain relief can start immediately and build over time.
Many patients can prevent or delay surgery with this minimally invasive treatment. Surgeries can often be painful and require long recovery times. The goal of PRP therapy is to not just provide pain relief, but to actually heal your damaged area. As healing progresses, pain relief increases.
Many patients have experienced significant tissue repair from PRP. This allows them to stay active and achieve relief from osteoarthritis, chronic pain and acute injuries. In fact, the results of PRP may last five to seven years!
Some patients require 2-3 treatments to obtain optimal results. A dramatic return of function and pain relief can start immediately, and build over 2-3 months. The results of PRP may last 5-7 years!
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