The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary pain treatment therapy involves injecting platelets from the patient’s own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage. It has been successful in not only relieving the pain, but also in jumpstarting the healing process. The patient’s blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge for 15 minutes to separate out the platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the damaged portion of the tendon or cartilage.
Conditions treated with PRP therapy
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fascitis
- Osteoarthritis knee (mild to moderate)
- Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder
- Retrocaneal bursitis
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
- Golfer’s elbow
- Trigger finger/thumb
- Achilles tendonitis
How does PRP acts?
- The body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells.
- Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells
- PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly into the area in need
- To create PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The process is handled manually by a lab technician, producing higher concentrations of platelets and a much more pure concentration of the beneficial blood components
- The PRP is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the healing process
- Because the patient’s own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a low risk of allergic reaction
Consult Spinomax Pain & spine to find out if you are right candidate for Platlets rich plasma (PRP) treatment.