Platelet-rich Plasma

The platelets are best known for their role in blood clotting. Platelets contain hundreds of proteins, also called growth factors which have great importance in the injury-healing process. Platelet-rich plasma is plasma including many more platelets than typically found in healthy blood. PRP includes a higher concentration of platelets and growth factors which is 10 times greater than usual.

Formation of platelet-rich plasma:

Patient’s blood is ejected through a syringe. Then the platelets are eliminated from the blood. The concentration of platelets is enhanced through the centrifugation process. The improved level of platelets is combined with the remaining blood. And the platelet-rich plasma is ready to use.

Working of PRP therapy:

Increased concentration of platelets can effectively speed up the process of healing an injury or damage. The injury site or affected area is treated with PRP therapy. PRP is injected into the injured area to encourage healing in that area. PRP therapy is also used to improve healing post-surgery.

PRP therapy can help treat:

PRP therapy is being used by the doctor for several reasons from boosting hair growth to improving soft tissue healing. PRP therapy Philadelphia utilizes the healing properties of your body to stimulate hair restoration, treat sports injuries, fasciae rejuvenation and many other health advantages. Conditions which can be treated are chronic tendon injuries, acute muscle and ligament injuries, fractures, knee arthritis, Hair growth, tissue healing, inflammation reduction, and surgery prevention. PRP therapy is most useful for cervical and lumbar facet pain and dysfunction, sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, ankle sprains, patellar tendinitis, patellofemoral syndrome, knee sprains and instability, hip and hamstring sprains, golfer’s and tennis elbow, shoulder instability and pain, rotator cuff injuries, lumbar spine disc pain. Additional treatable conditions include ankle arthritis, shoulder arthritis, hip joint, and knee arthritis.

Benefits of PRP therapy:

  • Painless and quick procedure
  • Less expensive and safer than surgery
  • Involve minimal risk
  • No downtime or side effects
  • Work naturally
  • Nonsurgical and non-invasive therapy

Results and recovery:

PRP therapy in Philadelphia is performed by PRP treatment experts for various health problems. Their experts are certified and experienced in determining what every patient needs unique and individual treatment depending on their conditions. PRP therapy in Philadelphia having the team of professionals conducts a complete medical examination and medical history to ensure that you are the right candidate for PRP treatment. The procedure takes approximately two hours including the preparations and recovery time. Most of the times, patients can get back to their normal activities immediately after the PRP treatment procedure. The goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain by boosting the healing process. It can provide you with long-lasting results. Initial improvements can be seen within a few weeks. Healing process increases gradually.

Side effects of PRP therapy:

There are no potential side effects or complications as the PRP therapy involves the use of blood from your own body. Sometimes patients may have pain, bleeding, mild swelling, bruising, or irritation at the injection site.