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Treatment Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is the acronym for Platelet Rich Plasma and is researched for its beneficial use in acute, sub-acute trauma, chronic pain treatment. It is a non-invasive and non-surgical, but can be a permanent solution that encourages the body’s natural healing process.

Platelets in the patient’s own blood are separated in a centrifuge and then re-injected into the injured area. This, in turn, releases growth factors which promote the healing of natural tissues and quickens the healing process. You, in fact, may experience benefits so quickly that you can return to your normal self in just 4-6 weeks’ time.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

The biggest benefit of PRP Therapy is that it may offer a permanent solution and help patients avoid surgeries like joint replacement and back surgeries. It’s not like traditional pain injections that only provide temporary pain relief and may increase the severity of the injury due to the masking of the pain.
PRP therapy grew popular after professional athletes were treated for symptoms like swelling, tenderness, pain, stiffness, and inflammation.

Common Injuries And Conditions Treated

  • Osteoarthritis including knee, shoulder, hip joint, and ankle arthritis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Tendonitis and injuries to tendons
  • Arthritic Joints
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Spine conditions
  • Sprains and pulled muscles
  • Hair loss
  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder pain and instability

PRP creation process

This is a quick, simple and painless process that can be completed during your office visit within just half an hour. The doctor draws blood and places it into a centrifuge to spin blood at very high speeds.
This separates the blood into red blood cells or (RBC) and dense platelets. The RBC is not used because it is the dense platelet-rich plasma (PRP) which is injected to treat the condition.

Are PRP injections painful?

The injections are basically minimal in discomfort. There may be some pain for a few days after the procedure which OTC medicine can reduce.

Patients may require 2-6 injections spread over some time, some will notice considerable improvements after within an injection or two.

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How PRP works?

PRP involves injecting your own body’s concentrated platelets that increase the body’s healing and growth factors by 5 to 10 times. Platelets also help to clot blood, stimulate the production of collagen and promote wound healing and tissue regeneration.

When do you feel better?

This again depends on the injury site and severity if the injury. Most people will experience improvements, (reduced pain and better functioning), in just 4-6 weeks’ time. Your doctor will usually design a recovery plan for a few weeks to help the tissues heal quickly. This includes doing some sort of physical therapy and avoiding physical activity or straining the tissues.

When do you feel better?

This again depends on the injury site and severity if the injury. Most people will experience improvements, (reduced pain and better functioning), in just 4-6 weeks’ time. Your doctor will usually design a recovery plan for a few weeks to help the tissues heal quickly. This includes doing some sort of physical therapy and avoiding physical activity or straining the tissues.

Potential PRP risks

There are generally no risks associated with PRP therapy because the patient’s blood is the therapy’s base. However, there are very rare cases where the patient may suffer from bleeding, infections and nerve damage because of wrongly placing a needle.

Insurance coverage and costs.

Currently, PRP therapy is not covered by insurance.
The cost of PRP therapy is dependent on the injury type and the number of injection to be given.
The most important thing to remember is that the injection has to be given by someone experienced and capable. So if you, or someone you know is considering prp therapy, just pick up the phone and call Douglas Primary Care Centers.

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Douglas Primary Care Center

7171 North University Drive Suite 207, Tamarac Florida 33321, United States

(954) 590-8326

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