Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a state-of-the-art treatment that has been gaining popularity in orthopedic medicine. It’s most commonly used to treat orthopedic and sports injuries. PRP therapy is a form of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine centers on using the patient’s own body tissue, such as blood, fat, or bone marrow, to heal the body. When the body is injured, its natural response is to send platelets to the injury to begin the healing process. These platelets contain growth factors that are the main healing component in platelets.
Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take anywhere from weeks to months to heal on its own. In many cases individuals can suffer from chronic pain due to the injury for many years after the fact.
How Does It Work
PRP therapy specifically utilizes high concentrations of the patient’s blood platelets to accelerate the healing process of an injury. PRP Therapy for orthopedic conditions is administered via injection to the patient to begin the treatment process. These injections are designed to provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, and shorten recovery time.
PRP Therapy as An Alternative
There are several ways PRP therapy for orthopedic conditions can be utilized. From soft tissue tears to inflammatory conditions like tendonitis, many patients are finding this treatment to be effective. Some patients are also unable to undergo surgery or have a sensitivity to anti-inflammatory medication. Patients now have another avenue for reducing or eliminating pain with PRP therapy for orthopedic conditions.
Choose Lake Pointe Orthopaedics
The Lake Pointe Orthopaedics team prides itself on being leaders in revolutionary medicine. Our goal is to continue our education on new treatments so we may always offer effective solutions for our patients. We understand that there is not a one-size-fits-all answer for healthcare. We continue to dedicate ourselves to providing the best care for our patients. If you are interested in how PRP therapy or other treatment options for orthopedic and sports injuries could benefit you, please schedule an appointment with us today.