Degenerative joint conditions is a growing issue among active adults and particularly the aging population. For many the pain and loss of range of motion has reduced the ability to be active and this makes it even more difficult to stay healthy.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an exciting alternative to traditional procedures that are designed to reduce pain and inflammation but not necessarily promote healing. The best part of PRP therapy is it stimulate your own body chemistry to promote growth and healing.
The Platelet-Rich Plasma is isolated from the patients own blood. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood and the platelets settle out. This concentrated PRP is then utilized for the procedure.
The treatment area is numbed with a local anesthetic. The PRP is then injected into the damaged tissue with ultrasound guiding the injection. The entire procedure usually takes less than one hour. Normal activity is resumed usually within a day pending the advice of the doctor. Standard recovery (rest, ice, elevation) is usually recommended and depending on the treatment area, a walking boot, knee brace, crutches may be used to immobilize the area. Stretching and light resistance exercises and physical therapy can speed recovery.
PRP injections may be repeated and ofen a series of three to five injections seems optimum.
If you have suffered with joint pain, tendon injuries or conditions, you owe it to yourself to speak or visit with Dr. Moore to see if PRP is right for you. The consultation is free of charge.
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