In caseyou have never heard of PRP, you're missing out on an amazing new procedurethat most people know very little about. As it turns out Platelet RichPlasma therapy has been around for a while yet only recently has it begun to bea viable option for patients looking to benefit from its effectiveness. Tostart, lets ask ourselves, What is PRP?
Plateletrich plasma, also called as "PRP", is a procure where a patient’sblood is drawn and then spun and separated using a centrifuge. The blood isthen separated into several distinct layers including red blood cells,white blood cells and the platelet rich plasma. The separation of the PRPproduces a concentration of platelets above the normal levels that would befound in the blood. Platelets are the cells that cause the clotting of ourblood, but they also possess tremendous potential in enhancing the rapidhealing of muscles, tendons, and ligaments in patients who may have aggravatedinjuries sustained during physical activity.
Thereare many Studies that suggest that the growth factors which are released byplatelets, may help improve and speed up the repairing of tissue, andaccelerate the healing process by adding a higher concentration of growthfactors and cytokines by creating a PRP sample. When a patient comes in with aninjury, the PRP process takes around an hour and uses their own blood to createthe PRP sample and then inject the sample into desired area that needs to behealed. The results have been incredible as most patients need only one sessionto see dramatic improvement.
PRP is commonly used to treat the following conditions
· Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Shoulder, Hip and Spine
· Rotator Cuff Tears
· Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
· ACL Injuries
· Pelvic Pain and Instability
· Back and Neck Injuries
· Tennis Elbow
· Ankle Sprains
· Ligament Sprains
How Long Does PRP Take To See Results?
As withany medical procedure, it will vary from person to person but typically wesee the following trends. Day one after PRP most patients report minordiscomfort at the injection site due to the induced inflammation. Thestiffness goes away usually within a day or so and may last up to a week. Aftera week many patients report a decrease in pain and over the next few weeks willreport improvements in mobility as the PRP begins to repair and heal the affectedareas. The maximum effect of PRP is usually seen 4-6 weeks after the procedureand is when a patient can tell us if they are 50, 60, 70% healed or more.Variation will occur due to severity and complexity of injuries andseveral factors such as adherence to medical advice and genetics. The oncething that’s certain is PRP can only help and most everyone who undergoes theprocedure has been impressed with the results.
How To Schedule An Appointment?
It'seasy. Call us at 561-277-8260 and speak to one of our experts today. We canschedule your appointment and it should only take about an hour. Itsaffordable, effective and a non surgical alternative to help you with yourchronic pain and injuries. Visit www.NovaGenix.org or www.FloridaPlateletRichPlasma.com formore information.
Learn what you want to know about hormone therapy by scheduling a free consultation.Contact Us Today