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 by allowing your body to grow new, healthy cells. The cells are derived from the patient’s own blood and contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which aid in healing injuries.
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 in a centrifuge at high speeds in order to separate the platelets from the blood then gently injected into the area of pain/dysfunction. This is an outpatient procedure and the frequency of injections may vary on a case to case basis.
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.
What are the side effects to a PRP injection?
Side effects are similar to any injection therapy: bleeding, infection, worsening pain, nerve injuries, tissue damage, or skin discoloration.
PRP is autologous which means that it contains substances that come directly from your own body and blood which reduces the risk for an allergic reaction.
PRP Therapy is now available at Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates.
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