Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
What is PRP?
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a newer form of injection technique that naturally promotes the regeneration of soft tissue and healing. The cells are derived from the patient’s own blood.
What is PRP used for?
Although research is ongoing, PRP has been found to be useful for Epicondylitis (Tennis/Golfers Elbow), Chronic Wounds, Tendonitis, Bone Healing after Fusion, ACL (Knee) Injuries, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Surgery, etc.
How is the injection performed?
Under sterile conditions, the patient’s blood is drawn and spun down in order to separate the platelets. These are then recombined with the patient’s plasma and gently injected into the area of pain/dysfunction. The patient is observed afterwards and allowed to go home. This process can take around 2 hours in total. More than one injection may be necessary for complete healing.
What can I expect after an injection?
Site soreness is fairly typical after a PRP injection. Relief from the painful condition treated by PRP may take a few weeks while the tissue undergoes the regeneration process, relief can last six months or longer.
What are the side effects to a PRP injection?
Side effects are similar to any injection therapy: bleeding, infection, worsening pain, allergic reaction, or skin discoloration.
PRP Therapy is now available at Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates.
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